60 days in Italy Itinerary

60 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy holiday maker

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Rome
— 6 nights
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Positano
— 6 nights
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Lampedusa
— 2 nights
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Taormina, Sicily
— 2 nights
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Cefalu, Sicily
— 1 night
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Train to Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli, Bus to Trapani, Ferry to Isola di Favignana
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Isola di Favignana
— 1 night
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San Vito lo Capo, Sicily
— 4 nights
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San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 3 nights
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Baunei, Sardinia
— 2 nights
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Alghero, Sardinia
— 2 nights
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Genoa
— 5 nights
Drive to Piombino, Ferry to Portoferraio
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Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 4 nights
Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Florence
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Florence
— 7 nights
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Verona
— 6 nights
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Venice
— 7 nights
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Rome

— 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wine Tours & Tastings and Piazza del Popolo. Shop till you drop at Via Condotti and Soqquadro APS. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Santo Stefano di Sessanio (in Santo Stefano di Sessanio), Orvieto (Piazza della Repubblica, Duomo di Orvieto, &more) and L'Aquila (Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio e Porta Santa & Fontana delle 99 cannelle). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip maker tool.

Louisville, USA to Rome is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In June in Rome, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Positano

— 6 nights
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Il Sentiero Degli Dei and Piazza Tasso. Head to Nana' Positano and Miniaci Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Positano: Ravello (Ravello-Minori Walk, Centro Storico Ravello, &more), Atrani (Piazzetta Umberto I & Vicoli, scale e archi) and Amalfi (Luna Convento, Fontana sant'Andrea, &more). There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Amalfi Coast, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and do a tasting at Limonoro.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Positano road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Rome to Positano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Positano

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Lampedusa

— 2 nights
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get outside with Cala Madonna, make a trip to Santuario di Nostra Signora di Lampedusa, Lampedusa, look for gifts at Il Pescato Di Lampedusa S.A.S. Di Costa Antonino & C., look for all kinds of wild species at Centro Recupero Tartarughe Marine, then don't miss a visit to Cala Guitgia, and finally don't miss a visit to Cala Creta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): kick back and relax at Cala Croce Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the vivid underwater world at Capo Ponente, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Pulcino, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia dei Conigli, and finally make a trip to Cala Galera.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lampedusa trip itinerary site.

Fly from Positano to Lampedusa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Positano in June, expect nights in Lampedusa to be about the same, around 69°F, while days are slightly colder, around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to fly to Taormina.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Taormina, Sicily

— 2 nights
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
On the 15th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Varo. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Good Fellas Art Studio, stroll through Lido Copacabana, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Playa Sole Luna, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Mazzeo, then kick back and relax at Lido Mazzaro, and finally kick back and relax at Lido La Dolce Vita.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Taormina trip builder app.

Fly from Lampedusa to Taormina in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Lampedusa in June, you will find days in Taormina are a bit warmer (82°F), and nights are about the same (69°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cefalu.

Things to do in Taormina

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Cefalu, Sicily

— 1 night
Cefalù is a city and comune in the Province of Palermo, located on the northern coast of Sicily, Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea about 70km east of the provincial capital and 185km west of Messina. On the 17th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Bastione di Capo Marchiafava and then explore the engaging exhibits at Museo Digitale al Bastione Innovazione Cibo Cultura.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cefalu journey tool.

Drive from Taormina to Cefalu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in Cefalu

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Isola di Favignana

— 1 night
Once famous for its white tuff shell quarries and tuna can factory--now turned into a museum--Isola di Favignana attracts divers and beachgoers with its jagged coastline rich in coves and caves.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the activities along Egadi Sea, don't miss a visit to Grotte bue marino, kick back and relax at Scalo Cavallo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala San Nicola, then kick back and relax at Lido Burrone, and finally don't miss a visit to Villa Margherita Giardini Ipogei.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Isola di Favignana attractions site.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and ferry from Cefalu to Isola di Favignana takes 6 hours. June in Isola di Favignana sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

San Vito lo Capo, Sicily

— 4 nights
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
Explore hidden gems such as Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro and Selinunte Archaeological Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Vito lo Capo: Trapani (Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, Bastione Conca Trapani, &more), Cala Mazzo di Sciacca (in Scopello) and Chiesa e Monastero di San Francesco d'Assisi (in Mazara del Vallo). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Macari, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, learn about winemaking at Cantina Quattrocieli, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Porto Palo di Menfi.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Vito lo Capo road trip app.

Traveling by bus from Isola di Favignana to San Vito lo Capo takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in San Vito lo Capo are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to San Teodoro.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

San Teodoro, Sardinia

— 3 nights
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spiaggia Bianca and Porto Taverna Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Olbia (L'Area Naturale Marina Protetta Tavolara - Punta Coda Cavallo, Costa Corallina Beach, &more), Spiaggia del Dottore (in Murta Maria) and Spiaggia Sas Enas Appara (in Porto Istana). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Spiaggia La Cinta, enjoy the sand and surf at Oasi Biderosa, don't miss a visit to Spiaggia di Capo Comino, and play a few rounds at Puntaldia Golf Club.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Teodoro tour builder tool.

You can fly from San Vito lo Capo to San Teodoro in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from San Vito lo Capo in June, San Teodoro is slightly colder at night with lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Baunei.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Baunei, Sardinia

— 2 nights
Baunei is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian island of Sardinia.GeographyThe municipality of Baunei is located about 100km northeast of Cagliari and about 11km north of Tortolì. On the 26th (Fri), stop by Cantina Sociale Dorgali. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Biriala, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala dei Gabbiani, take in the dramatic natural features at Monolite di Pedra Longa, then kick back and relax at Lido di Orri, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Il Golfetto / Cala Ginepro, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Foxiglioni.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Baunei trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from San Teodoro to Baunei takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Baunei are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Alghero.

Things to do in Baunei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Alghero, Sardinia

— 2 nights

Little Barcelona

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Torre del Porticciolo, explore the striking landscape at Capo Caccia, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Di Tramariglio, stroll around Parco di Porto Conte, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Mugoni, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at spiaggia di Porto Ferro.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Alghero day trip website.

You can drive from Baunei to Alghero in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Baunei in June, plan for little chillier nights in Alghero, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to fly to Genoa.

Things to do in Alghero

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Genoa

— 5 nights
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Portovenere and Boccadasse. Do your shopping at Vernazza and Via XX Settembre. Venture out of the city with trips to Camogli (Camogli - San Rocco - Batterie - San Fruttuoso Trail, Castello Della Dragonara, &more), Portofino (Piazza Martiri Dell'Olivetta, Church of San Giorgio, &more) and Hike the Punta Manara (in Sestri Levante). There's much more to do: trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, get to know the fascinating history of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, do a tasting at Buranco Agriturismo, and take in panoramic vistas at Spianata Castelletto.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Genoa trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Alghero to Genoa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Alghero in June, expect nights in Genoa to be somewhat warmer, around 66°F, while days are slightly colder, around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Portoferraio, Elba Island

— 4 nights
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Step off the beaten path and head to Monte Capanne and Spiaggia di Capo Bianco. Change things up with these side-trips from Portoferraio: Spiaggia del Relitto (in Pomonte), Spiaggia di Terranera (in Porto Azzurro) and Spiaggia di Cavoli (in Seccheto). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Spiaggia delle Ghiaie, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Di Sansone, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sant'Andrea LI, and tee off at Elba Golf Club Acquabona.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Portoferraio online holiday planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Genoa to Portoferraio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Florence

— 7 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Head to San Quirico d'Orcia and Tuscany in a Bottlefor plenty of shopping. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Montefioralle Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Perugia (Piazza IV Novembre, City Centre, &more), Spas (in Rapolano Terme) and Gaiole in Chianti (Castello di Brolio & Castello di Ama). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Poggio Amorelli, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Pio II.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Florence online trip builder.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Florence in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Verona

— 6 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ponte Pietra and Verona's Cathedral (Duomo). Shop till you drop at Piazza delle Erbe and Libreria Antiquaria Perini. Change things up with these side-trips from Verona: Sirmione (Jamaica Beach, Centro Storico Sirmione, &more), Bardolino (Cantina Zeni e Museo del Vino, Lungolago di Bardolino, &more) and Malcesine (Parasailing & Paragliding & Scaliger Castle in Malcesine). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Garda, admire the masterpieces at Camera degli Sposi, and grab your bike and head to Old Ponale Road Path.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Verona trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Verona by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. July in Verona sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Venice

— 7 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Head to Mercati di Rialto and Il Cantiere ART Galleryfor some retail therapy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cannaregio and San Giorgio Maggiore. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda (in Cittadella), Vicenza (Piazza dei Signori & Basilica Palladiana) and Treviso (Centro Storico di Treviso, Piazza dei Signori, &more). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take a stroll through Dorsoduro, and visit Campo del Ghetto.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.