60 days in Italy Itinerary

60 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy vacation planner

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Lecce
— 5 nights
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Gallipoli
— 6 nights
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Milan
— 7 nights
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Erba
— 4 nights
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Canzo
— 3 nights
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Civate
— 4 nights
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Lecco
— 5 nights
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Bergamo
— 6 nights
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Palermo
— 7 nights
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Syracuse
— 6 nights
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Lecce

— 5 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lecce: Martina Franca (I Pastini, L'Acropoli di Puglia, &more), Chiesa di San Pietro Apostolo (in Putignano) and Circolo Ippico Malepezza (in Sant'Andrea). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Lecce, get engrossed in the history at Masseria Brancati, and don't miss a visit to Infopoint - Association Il Borgo Ostuni.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lecce itinerary planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to Lecce is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Beirut in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lecce, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Gallipoli

— 6 nights

Ionian Pearl

Deriving its name from the Greek for "beautiful city," Gallipoli retains the charm of an old fishing port.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gallipoli: Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Porto Cesareo), Taranto (Castello Aragonese & Cheradi Islands) and Spiaggia di Porto Pirrone (in Leporano). And it doesn't end there: see the sky in a new way at Sidereus, get outside with Spiaggia di Acquadolce Cirenaica, kick back and relax at Channel Ciolo, and take some stellar pictures from Punta Ristola.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Gallipoli visit planner.

Traveling by car from Lecce to Gallipoli takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Gallipoli can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Milan

— 7 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: Como (Life Electric, Istituto Giosue Carducci, &more) and Lenno (Lido di Lenno & Oleificio Vanini Osvaldo). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, see La Casa Maledetta, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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Traveling by flight from Gallipoli to Milan takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Gallipoli in August, you will find days in Milan are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Erba.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Erba

— 4 nights
Erba is a comune of some 17,000 inhabitants in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy. Get out of town with these interesting Erba side-trips: Centro nautico lariano blevio (in Blevio), Cernobbio (Il Giardino della Valle, Chiesetta della Madonna delle Grazie, &more) and Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Faro voltiano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Andrea Apostolo, pick up some local products at Micromercato Moltrasio, and head outdoors with Lido di Faggeto Miamilaryo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Erba day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Milan to Erba takes 1.5 hours. August in Erba sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Canzo.

Things to do in Erba

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Canzo

— 3 nights
Canzo is a commune of the Italian province of Como. Get out of town with these interesting Canzo side-trips: Agriturismo Alpe di Sala (in Sala Comacina), Lido di Argegno (in Argegno) and Chiesa di S. Bartolomeo (in Tremezzina). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Riva Bianca Beach, stop by Gelateria Dulcis in Fundo, explore the galleries of Madonna del Ghisallo, and kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Onno.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Canzo tour builder website.

Canzo is just a short distance from Erba. In August, daily temperatures in Canzo can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Civate.

Things to do in Canzo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Civate

— 4 nights
Civate is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 45km northeast of Milan and about 4km southwest of Lecco. Take a break from Civate with a short trip to Parco Brughiera Briantea in Lentate sul Seveso, about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: get outside with Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo, make a trip to Chiesa di San Calocero, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di San Martino, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Civico Carlo Verri.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Civate online trip planner.

Civate is just a short distance from Canzo. August in Civate sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lecco.

Things to do in Civate

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lecco

— 5 nights
Lecco is a city of 48,131 inhabitants in Lombardy, northern Italy, 50km north of Milan, the capital of the province of Lecco. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lecco: Spiaggia Tranquilla (in Dorio), Colico (Sentiero dei Forti & KTS40CableCrew) and Chiesa di Sant'Eufemia (in Dongo). There's lots more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, shop like a local with Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte, stroll through Pista Ciclabile Sorico - Domaso, and appreciate the views at Valchiavenna.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lecco trip builder.

Lecco is just a short distance from Civate. In August, daily temperatures in Lecco can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bergamo.

Things to do in Lecco

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bergamo

— 6 nights

City of a Thousand

In the foothills of the Alps, Bergamo is features a wealth of artistic treasures and a charming medieval atmosphere.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bergamo: Bredasole (in Paratico), Brescia (Brescia Underground & Museo di Santa Giulia) and Lago d'Iseo (in Iseo). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of La Citta Alta, pause for some serene contemplation at Rettoria di Sant'Egidio in Fontanella, find something for the whole family at Leolandia, and contemplate the long history of Palazzo Ducale Mantova.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bergamo online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Lecco to Bergamo in an hour. September in Bergamo sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Bergamo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Palermo

— 7 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Change things up with these side-trips from Palermo: Chiesa Colleggio e Convento dei Gesuiti (in Trapani), Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo) and San Vito lo Capo (Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo & Boat Tours & Water Sports). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, contemplate the long history of Norman Palace, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and admire the striking features of Palazzo Conte Federico.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Palermo online travel route planner.

Getting from Bergamo to Palermo by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Syracuse

— 6 nights

Pearl of the Mediterranean

Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Syracuse: Vini di Olindo Giuseppe (in Pozzallo), Scicli (Pezza Filippa, Gli Aromi Sicily, &more) and Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica (in Modica). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Ortigia, explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, and pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Syracuse online road trip planner.

You can drive from Palermo to Syracuse in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Catania.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Catania

— 6 nights

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Change things up with these side-trips from Catania: Linguaglossa (Etna Donkey Trekking & Gambino Vini), Taormina (Isola Bella, Casa Cuseni, &more) and Santuario Madonna della Vena (in Piedimonte Etneo). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Piazza Duomo, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get interesting insight from Tours, and browse the collection at Biblioteche Riunite Civica e A. Ursino Recupero.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Catania day trip planning tool.

Getting from Syracuse to Catania by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Catania

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

Lombardy travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
In the northern part of the country and sharing a border with Switzerland, Lombardy is one Italy's largest regions. It stretches from the Alps all the way to the fertile lowlands of the Po Valley. An ideal holiday destination for winter sports enthusiasts, the region is home to some of the continent's most popular resorts. If you get tired of the mountain views, skiing, and winter clothes, explore the attractions of the southern part of the Lombardy, which is famous for its sprawling vineyards and booming wine production. A region of outstanding cuisine, fashion, history, and culture, Lombardy is dotted with lakes that are surrounded by places to visit, including villas, villages, and nature preserves.

Province of Como travel guide

3.8
Outdoor Activities · Bars & Clubs · Lookouts
Como is a city and comune in Lombardy, Italy. It is the administrative capital of the Province of Como.Its proximity to Lake Como and to the Alps has made Como a tourist destination and the city contains numerous works of art, churches, gardens, museums, theatres, parks and palaces: the Duomo (seat of Diocese of Como), the Basilica of Sant'Abbondio, the Villa Olmo, the public gardens with the Tempio Voltiano, the Teatro Sociale, the Broletto (the city's medieval town hall) and the 20th century Casa del Fascio.With 215,320 overnight guests, in 2013 Como was the fourth most visited city in Lombardy after Milan, Bergamo and Brescia.Como was the birthplace of many historical figures, including the poet Caecilius mentioned by Catullus in the 1st century BCE, writers Pliny the Elder and the Younger, Pope Innocent XI, scientist Alessandro Volta, and Cosima Liszt, second wife of Richard Wagner and long-term director of the Bayreuth Festival.

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Province of Lecco travel guide

3.8
Spas · Landmarks · Mountains
Lecco is a city of 48,131 inhabitants in Lombardy, northern Italy, 50km north of Milan, the capital of the province of Lecco. It lies at the end of the south-eastern branch of Lake Como (the branch named Lake of Lecco / Lago di Lecco). The Bergamo Alps rise to the north and east, cut through by the Valsassina of which Lecco marks the southern end.The lake narrows to form the river Adda, so bridges were built to improve road communications with Como and Milan. There are four bridges crossing the river Adda in Lecco: the Azzone Visconti Bridge (1336–1338), the Kennedy Bridge (1956) and the Alessandro Manzoni Bridge (1985) and a railroad bridge.Its economy used to be based on industry (iron manufacturers), but now it is mainly tertiary.Lecco was also Alpine Town of the Year 2013.HistoryArchaeological finds demonstrate the presence of Celtic settlement in the area before the arrival of the Romans. The latter built a castrum here and made it an important road hub. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, the Lombards captured the town in the 6th century; they were followed by the Franks, who made Lecco the seat of a countship and, later, of a frontier Mark.

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Sicily travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Ruins · Churches
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.