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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Marciana, Elba Island
— 2 nights
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Santa Maria Navarrese, Sardinia
— 2 nights
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Teulada, Sardinia
— 2 nights
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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: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, and take an in-depth tour of Musei Capitolini.

To find maps and tourist information, you can read our Rome online sightseeing planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Rome is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Rome is minus 1 hour. In September, Rome is a bit warmer than Cape Town - with highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly 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), cool off at Magic World and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lago d'Averno. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the geological forces at Vulcano Solfatara, head outdoors with Montenuovo Beach, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Terme Stufe di Nerone.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Pozzuoli trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Pozzuoli takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and subway. In September, daytime highs in Pozzuoli are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Positano.

Things to do in Pozzuoli

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Positano: Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea & Museo della Carta), Famous Beach (in Castellammare Di Stabia) and Pompeii Archaeological Park (in Pompeii). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Positano Sea Kayak, steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello, indulge in some personalized pampering at Centro Benessere ed Estetico La Beaute, and stroll through Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Positano trip planner.

Drive from Pozzuoli to Positano in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Bianca Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Palinuro tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Positano to Palinuro in 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.
On the 16th (Wed), relax and rejuvenate at Palazzo Gattini Spa, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera, and then Head underground at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Lido Zanzibar.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Matera trip planner.

Drive from Palinuro to Matera in 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 enough time to fly 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.
On the 18th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo. On your second day here, take a tour by water with Nautisub Diving Center, then discover the deep blue sea with Under Hundred Diving, and then discover the deep blue sea with Sea Diver Diving Center.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Vito lo Capo itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Matera to San Vito lo Capo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Matera in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in San Vito lo Capo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Palermo tour itinerary maker app.

Drive from San Vito lo Capo to Palermo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for 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 admire the striking features of 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 reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ventimiglia driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Palermo to Ventimiglia takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to 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. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): stroll through Bau Bau Village. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Bagni Liliana and then kick back and relax at Baia dei Saraceni.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Savona itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Ventimiglia to Savona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Savona sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Explore Genoa's surroundings by going to Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza (in Monterosso al Mare), Camogli - San Rocco - Batterie - San Fruttuoso Trail (in Camogli) and Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, take in the waterfront at Old Port, and browse the exhibits of Museo di Palazzo Reale.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Genoa trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Savona to Genoa in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Piazza Vecchia (in Bergamo), Cathedral of Como (Duomo) (in Como) and Leolandia (in Capriate San Gervasio). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, get lost in a book at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, engage your brain at Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, and admire the striking features of Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Milan tour itinerary tool.

You can drive from Genoa to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Milan when traveling from Genoa in September, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive 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): take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona, take a memorable tour with Comolakeboats, and then take a tour by water with Scuola Nautica Gini. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Villa Carlotta and then raise your glass at Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Colico trip planner.

Drive from Milan to Colico in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Verona: Museo delle Palafitte del Lago di Ledro (in Molina di Ledro) and Parco Cavour (in Ariano). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Arena di Verona, examine the collection at Museo Nicolis, boost your wellbeing at Parco Termale del Garda, and admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Verona trip planner.

Traveling by car from Colico to Verona takes 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car 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 to go to Padua and see Scrovegni Chapel, which is approximately 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Venice sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Venice are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Siena (Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, Duomo di Siena, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Florence tour planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Riccione.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Sol and then cool off at Aquafan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marano Beach 135-136 and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagno 39 Cigno.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Riccione day trip planning tool.

Drive from Florence to Riccione in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in October, and nighttime lows around 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): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, stroll around Mount Subasio, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Damiano, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, and finally relax in the rural setting at The Lavandeto of Assisi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at Terme Francescane Thermal Baths, look for all kinds of wild species at Bosco di San Francesco, and then explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Assisi day trip planning website.

Drive from Riccione to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Assisi sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Orvieto.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Spas · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
On the 24th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Monte Amiata and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anello della Rupe. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Faggeta del Monte Cimino.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Orvieto online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Assisi to Orvieto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Orvieto sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive 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): relax and rejuvenate at Terme di Saturnia - Parco Termale and then stroll around Parco Naturale della Maremma. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Violina.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Grosseto road trip site.

Getting from Orvieto to Grosseto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Grosseto can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 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
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Capanne and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia del Relitto.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Marciana online trip builder.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Grosseto to Marciana in 3.5 hours. Other options are to 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. On the 29th (Thu), you'll travel to Santa Maria Navarrese.

Things to do in Marciana

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Santa Maria Navarrese, Sardinia

— 2 nights
On the 30th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Mariolu and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cea. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on Trenino Supramonte and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Goloritzè.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Maria Navarrese online journey builder.

Getting from Marciana to Santa Maria Navarrese by car takes about 12 hours. When traveling from Marciana in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Santa Maria Navarrese, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Teulada.

Things to do in Santa Maria Navarrese

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Teulada, Sardinia

— 2 nights
On the 1st (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Tuerredda and then enjoy the sand and surf at 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.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Teulada travel planner.

You can drive from Santa Maria Navarrese to Teulada in 3.5 hours. October in Teulada sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can 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.