60 days in Italy Itinerary

60 days in Italy Itinerary

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Catania, Sicily
— 4 nights
Drive
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Palermo, Sicily
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Vito lo Capo, Sicily
— 3 nights
Fly to Cagliari, Bus to Baunei
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Baunei, Sardinia
— 3 nights
Bus to Cagliari, Fly to Pisa
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Pisa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Genoa
— 5 nights
Drive
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Turin
— 5 nights
Drive
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Verona
— 3 nights
Drive
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Trento
— 3 nights
Drive
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Brunico
— 3 nights
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Venice
— 4 nights
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Bologna
— 3 nights
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Florence
— 5 nights
Drive
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Assisi
— 2 nights
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Rome
— 6 nights
Train
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Naples
— 5 nights
Train to Rome, Fly to Sydney

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Catania, Sicily

— 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as St. Nicholas Cathedral and Ragusa Ibla are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Piazza Duomo and Villa Romana del Casale. Change things up with these side-trips from Catania: Piazza Armerina (Chiesa di Santo Stefano & Collegio dei Gesuiti), Syracuse (Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), Duomo di Siracusa, &more) and Taormina (Corso Umberto & Villa Comunale). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo San Giorgio, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Venera, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Catania online tour planner.

Sydney, Australia to Catania is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Catania due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Palermo, Sicily

— 2 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 2nd (Tue), admire the striking features of Norman Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Monreale, admire the striking features of Palazzo Conte Federico, then view the masterpieces at Palazzo Costantino, then cruise along Monte Pellegrino, and finally examine the collection at Santuario Santa Rosalia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Quattro Canti, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Cataldo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu, then ponder the design of Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria), then don't miss a visit to Piazza Pretoria, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Palermo trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Catania to Palermo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

San Vito lo Capo, Sicily

— 3 nights
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
Visit Spiaggia Isuledda and Spiaggia di Macari for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Teatro Greco di Segesta and Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Vito lo Capo: Tempio di Segesta (in Calatafimi-Segesta) and Riserva Naturale Saline Di Trapani E Paceco (in Trapani). There's more to do: stop by La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Vito lo Capo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Palermo to San Vito lo Capo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. March in San Vito lo Capo sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Baunei.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Baunei, Sardinia

— 3 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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cala Goloritzè and Cala Mariolu. Step out of the city life by going to Spiaggia Berchida and Lido di Orri. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Baunei: Cala Gonone (Grotta del Bue Marino, Cala Fuili Beach, &more) and Cripta Beata Antonia Mesina (in Orgosolo). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cala Luna, look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Naturalistico Bellavista, and stroll through San Giovanni.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Baunei itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Vito lo Capo to Baunei in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, daytime highs in Baunei are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Pisa.

Things to do in Baunei

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Pisa

— 2 nights
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Montenero, don't miss a visit to Murale Tuttomondo di Keith Haring, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina, contemplate the long history of Camposanto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Torre Guinigi, get to know the fascinating history of Montecatini Alto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of San Frediano, admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Michele in Foro, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Anfiteatro.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pisa trip itinerary app.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Baunei to Pisa in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Baunei in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 6°C in Pisa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Galata Museo del Mare and Museo di Palazzo Reale will appeal to museum buffs. Get in touch with nature at Baia del Silenzio and Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza. Change things up with these side-trips from Genoa: La Bollente (in Acqui Terme), Porto Venere (San Pietro Church, Portovenere, &more) and Vernazza (in Vernazza). There's still lots to do: stop by Boccadasse, appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pista Ciclabile Area 24 - Sanremo, and explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Genoa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pisa to Genoa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Turin

— 5 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile and MAO - Museo d'Arte Orientale. Explore hidden gems such as Cervino Breuil-Cervinia Ski Area and Church of San Lorenzo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turin: Caves de Donnas (in Donnas), Forte di Bard (in Bard) and Castello di Issogne (in Issogne). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Mura Venete, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario della Consolata, see the interesting displays at Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama), and admire the striking features of La Citta Alta.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Turin sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Genoa to Turin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Genoa in March; daily highs in Turin reach 11°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Verona.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Verona

— 3 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Brescia Castle and Basilica di Santa Anastasia. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo di Santa Giulia and Tempio Capitolino e Piazza del Foro. Explore Verona's surroundings by going to Borghetto sul Mincio (in Valeggio Sul Mincio), Sirmione (Castello Scaligero & Grotte di Catullo) and Mantua (Palazzo Te & Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Signori, contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Verona travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turin to Verona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Turin in March, expect Verona to be much warmer, temps between 34°C and 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Trento.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Trento

— 3 nights

Painted City

Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Get in touch with nature at Tappeiner Promenade and Parco Grotta Cascata Varone. South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology and Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Trento: Castel Thun (in Ton), Santuario di San Romedio (in Coredo) and Andalo (Paganella & Scuola Italiana Sci Dolomiti di Brenta). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza Duomo, step into the grandiose world of Scaliger Castle in Malcesine, admire the landmark architecture of Duomo Maria Assunta, and see the interesting displays at MUSE - Science Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Trento trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Verona to Trento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Verona in March; daily highs in Trento reach 19°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Brunico.

Things to do in Trento

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Brunico

— 3 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Val Gardena and Passo Giau. Visiting Kronplatz and Scuola Sci Dobiacco will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brunico: Duomo di Bressanone (in Bressanone), Ortisei: Zona Pedonale (in Ortisei) and Lago di Anterselva (in Anterselva di Mezzo).

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Brunico trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Trento to Brunico in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Trento in March, things will get little chillier in Brunico: highs are around 9°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Brunico

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Scuola Grande di San Rocco and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico and Natural History Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Trieste (Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba & Sala Comunale d'Arte) and Padua (Prato della Valle, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Cannaregio, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Veneta, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and hunt for treasures at Mercati di Rialto.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Venice vacation planning app.

Drive from Brunico to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brunico in March, with highs in Venice at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bologna

— 3 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Step off the beaten path and head to Musei San Domenico and Palazzo dei Diamanti. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Duomo di Modena and Battistero degli Ariani. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bologna: Ferrara (Ferrara Cathedral, Castello Estense, &more), Ravenna (Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, Basilica San Vitale, &more) and MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari (in Modena). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Parma, and contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bologna trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Venice to Bologna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. April in Bologna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Florence

— 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Centro Storico and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to ASMANA Wellness World Florence and Historic Centre of San Gimignano. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: San Gimignano (Piazza della Cisterna & San Gimignano Bell Tower), Comune Di Certaldo (in Certaldo) and Siena (Centro Storico di Siena & Torre del Mangia). Dedicate the 9th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, engage your brain at Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science, and pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary builder tool.

You can take a train from Bologna to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. April in Florence sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

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 12th (Mon): take in the views from Ponte delle Torri, wander the streets of City Centre, explore the historical opulence of Rocca Paolina, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Damiano, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Rufino, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, and finally step into the grandiose world of La Rocca.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Assisi tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Florence to Assisi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Florence in April, plan for little chillier nights in Assisi, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Peter's Square and Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri. Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano and Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica), Orvieto (Pozzo di San Patrizio & Duomo di Orvieto) and Civita di Bagnoregio (in Bagnoregio). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo, take an in-depth tour of Museo Storico Piana delle Orme, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Rome are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Naples

— 5 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Discover out-of-the-way places like Galleria Borbonica and Catacombe di San Gaudioso. Parco Acheologico di Ercolano and LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea will appeal to history buffs. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Tenuta Vannulo (in Capaccio Scalo), Villa San Michele (in Anacapri) and Capri (Giardini di Augusto & I Faraglioni). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Castel dell'Ovo, stroll the grounds of Cimitero delle Fontanelle, take in the pleasant sights at Lungomare Caracciolo, and admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Naples trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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.