61 days in Italy Itinerary

61 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy Trip Planner

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Rome
— 2 nights
Fly
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Pozzuoli
— 2 nights
Drive
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Positano
— 5 nights
Drive
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Palinuro
— 2 nights
Drive
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Matera
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Vito lo Capo, Sicily
— 2 nights
Drive
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Palermo, Sicily
— 2 nights
Fly to Nice, Train to Ventimiglia
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Ventimiglia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savona
— 2 nights
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Genoa
— 4 nights
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Milan
— 4 nights
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Colico
— 2 nights
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Verona
— 4 nights
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Venice
— 4 nights
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Florence
— 6 nights
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Riccione
— 2 nights
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Assisi
— 2 nights
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Orvieto
— 2 nights
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Grosseto
— 2 nights
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Drive to Piombino, Ferry to Portoferraio, Drive to Marciana
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Marciana, Elba Island
— 2 nights
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Santa Maria Navarrese, Sardinia
— 2 nights
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Teulada, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive to Cagliari Elmas Airport, Fly to Cape Town

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Rome

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and take an in-depth tour of Musei Capitolini.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome itinerary planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Rome is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Rome. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Cape Town in September, with highs in Rome at 32°C and lows at 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Pozzuoli.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Pozzuoli

— 2 nights
Pozzuoli is a city and comune of the Metropolitan City of Naples, in the Italian region of Campania. On the 7th (Mon), indulge in some personalized pampering at Aqua Zone SPA and then cool off at Magic World. On your second day here, get impressive views of Vulcano Solfatara, then stroll through Lago d'Averno, and then relax and rejuvenate at Terme Stufe di Nerone.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pozzuoli trip planning tool.

You can fly from Rome to Pozzuoli in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and subway. In September in Pozzuoli, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Positano.

Things to do in Pozzuoli

Spas · Theme Parks · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Positano

— 5 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.
Explore Positano's surroundings by going to Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea & Museo della Carta), Famous Beach (in Castellammare Di Stabia) and Pompeii Archaeological Park (in Pompeii). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on Positano Sea Kayak, indulge in some personalized pampering at Centro Benessere ed Estetico La Beaute, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta, and don't miss a visit to Spiaggia della Crestarella.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Positano itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pozzuoli to Positano in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Palinuro.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Palinuro

— 2 nights
Palinuro is an Italian small town, the most populated civil parish of Centola, Province of Salerno, in the Campania region. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): kick back and relax at Cala Bianca Beach.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Palinuro trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Positano to Palinuro takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or ride a ferry. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Matera.

Things to do in Palinuro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Matera

— 2 nights

Subterranean City

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at Palazzo Gattini Spa, then get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Lido Zanzibar.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Matera online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Palinuro to Matera takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Matera

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

San Vito lo Capo, Sicily

— 2 nights
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Nautisub Diving Center, then see some colorful creatures with Under Hundred Diving, and then discover the deep blue sea with Sea Diver Diving Center.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Vito lo Capo online trip builder.

Getting from Matera to San Vito lo Capo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Matera in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Vito lo Capo, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Palermo, Sicily

— 2 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 20th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Palermo online itinerary planner.

Getting from San Vito lo Capo to Palermo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ventimiglia.

Things to do in Palermo

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Ventimiglia

— 2 nights
Ventimiglia is a city, comune (municipality) and bishopric in Liguria, northern Italy, in the province of Imperia. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): kick back and relax at Le Calandre Beach and then take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini Botanici Hanbury - Villa Hanbury. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Porto Oneglia and then get outside with Pantarei.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ventimiglia online trip builder.

Do a combination of flight and train from Palermo to Ventimiglia in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of ferry and car. September in Ventimiglia sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Savona.

Things to do in Ventimiglia

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Savona

— 2 nights
Savona Main sightsChurchesThe Cattedrale dell'Assunta, built after Genoese demolition of the old cathedral. On the 24th (Thu), kick back and relax at Bau Bau Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): kick back and relax at Bagni Liliana and then stroll through Baia dei Saraceni.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Savona online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Ventimiglia to Savona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Savona sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Genoa.

Things to do in Savona

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Genoa

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Genoa side-trips: Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre (in Riomaggiore), Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza (in Monterosso al Mare) and Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, stroll through Cinque Terre Trails, enjoy the sand and surf at Levanto Beach, and get outside with Lido di Genova.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Genoa trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Savona to Genoa by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Milan

— 4 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Piazza Vecchia (in Bergamo), Cathedral of Como (Duomo) (in Como) and Leolandia (in Capriate San Gervasio). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, engage your brain at Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco, and admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

Planning Milan trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Drive from Genoa to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Genoa in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Milan, with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Colico.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Colico

— 2 nights
Colico is a city in the province of Lecco, Lombardy, Italy. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona, tour the water at your own pace with Comolakeboats, and then get active on the water at Scuola Nautica Gini. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta and then raise your glass at Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar.

To find where to stay and tourist information, use the Colico road trip site.

You can drive from Milan to Colico in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Verona.

Things to do in Colico

Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife · Transportation

Side Trips

Verona

— 4 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 find plenty of places to visit near Verona: Museo delle Palafitte del Lago di Ledro (in Molina di Ledro) and Parco Cavour (in Ariano). There's much more to do: experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico al Teatro Romano, examine the collection at Museo Nicolis, and boost your wellbeing at Parco Termale del Garda.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Verona itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Colico to Verona takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Venice

— 4 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.
Step out of Venice with an excursion to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua--about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Grande, examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Venice vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Venice are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Florence

— 6 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Siena (Duomo di Siena, Piazza del Campo, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Riccione.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Spas

Side Trip

Riccione

— 2 nights

Green Pearl of Adriatic

One of northern Italy's most popular seaside resorts, Riccione is known as the Green Pearl of the Adriatic for its tree-lined streets and numerous gardens.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): stroll through Playa del Sol and then make a splash at Aquafan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Marano Beach 135-136 and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno 39 Cigno.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Riccione trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Riccione by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In October, daytime highs in Riccione are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Riccione

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Assisi

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Eremo delle Carceri, walk around Mount Subasio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Damiano, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, and finally experience rural life at The Lavandeto of Assisi. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with B.A.T. Assisi and then explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Assisi trip builder app.

Getting from Riccione to Assisi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Assisi can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Orvieto.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Orvieto

— 2 nights

Green Heart of Italy

The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Amiata and then stroll through Anello della Rupe. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Faggeta del Monte Cimino.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Orvieto sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Orvieto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Grosseto.

Things to do in Orvieto

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Grosseto

— 2 nights
Grosseto is a city and comune in the central Italian region of Tuscany, the capital of the Province of Grosseto. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at Terme di Saturnia - Parco Termale and then walk around Parco Naturale della Maremma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): stroll through Cala Violina.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Grosseto trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Orvieto to Grosseto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Grosseto are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Marciana.

Things to do in Grosseto

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Marciana, Elba Island

— 2 nights
On the 28th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Monte Capanne and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia del Relitto.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Marciana driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Grosseto to Marciana in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. When traveling from Grosseto in October, plan for little chillier days in Marciana, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. You will leave for Santa Maria Navarrese on the 29th (Thu).

Things to do in Marciana

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Santa Maria Navarrese, Sardinia

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Mariolu and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cea. On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on Trenino Supramonte and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Goloritzè.

To plan Santa Maria Navarrese vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Marciana to Santa Maria Navarrese in 12 hours. Traveling from Marciana in October, expect nights in Santa Maria Navarrese to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Teulada.

Things to do in Santa Maria Navarrese

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Teulada, Sardinia

— 2 nights
On the 1st (Sun), kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Tuerredda and then stroll through Spiaggia di Cala Cipolla. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Malfatano beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Porto Pino.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Teulada online tour builder.

Getting from Santa Maria Navarrese to Teulada by car takes about 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Teulada can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Teulada

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.