60 days in Italy Itinerary

60 days in Italy Itinerary

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Palermo, Sicily
— 4 nights
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Catania, Sicily
— 2 nights
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Naples
— 5 nights
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Rome
— 6 nights
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Assisi
— 3 nights
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Siena
— 4 nights
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Florence
— 5 nights
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Bologna
— 2 nights
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Venice
— 5 nights
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Verona
— 3 nights
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Trento
— 4 nights
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Genoa
— 5 nights
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Turin
— 5 nights
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Milan
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Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Monreale and Selinunte Archaeological Park. Take a break from the city and head to Rocca di Cefalu and Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palermo: Calatafimi-Segesta (Tempio di Segesta & Teatro Greco di Segesta), Mazara del Vallo (Kasbah Mazara del Vallo & Museo del Satiro Danzante) and Cefalu (Cefalu Coast & Duomo di Cefalu). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, don't miss a visit to Cattedrale di Palermo, admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church and Monastery of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Palermo road trip tool.

San Francisco, USA to Palermo is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Catania.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Selinunte Archaeological Park ©
Selinunte Archaeological Park
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro

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Catania, Sicily

Catania ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mt Etna, then see Off-Road Tours, and then get engrossed in the history at Monastero dei Benedettini. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Piazza Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania, step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, then don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, then go for a walk through Piazza IX Aprile, and finally walk around Villa Comunale.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Catania day trip planner.

You can drive from Palermo to Catania in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. March in Catania sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Catania

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Mt Etna ©
Mt Etna

5
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Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Let the collections at Galleria Borbonica and The Neapolis Buried capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at Vesuvio National Park and Ravello - Atrani Walk. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: I Faraglioni (in Capri), Villa San Michele (in Anacapri) and Ravello (San Giovanni del Toro, Duomo di Ravello, &more). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, contemplate the long history of Pompeii Archaeological Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare Caracciolo, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Gennaro.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Naples online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Catania to Naples takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In March in Naples, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Side Trips

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Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano

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Rome

Rome ©

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 St. Peter's Square and Church of St. Louis of the French. You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini. Change things up with a short trip to Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica in Ostia Antica (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Stanze di Raffaello, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, make a trip to Piazza del Campidoglio, and contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rome tour itinerary planning website.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. March in Rome sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini ©
Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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Assisi

Assisi ©

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola and Basilica di Santa Chiara. Get in touch with nature at Cascata delle Marmore and Orvieto Underground. Explore Assisi's surroundings by going to Gubbio (Basilica of Saint Ubaldo & Palazzo dei Consoli and Museo Civico), Perugia (Museo-Laboratorio di Tessitura a Mano Giuditta Brozzetti & Rocca Paolina) and Orvieto (Duomo di Orvieto & Pozzo di San Patrizio). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano, explore the galleries of Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum, and contemplate the long history of Eremo delle Carceri.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Assisi route planner.

Drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Assisi are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

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Siena

Siena ©

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Take a break from the city and head to Cascate del Mulino and Val d'Orcia. Step off the beaten path and head to Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Castello di Brolio. Change things up with these side-trips from Siena: Chiusdino (Abbazia di San Galgano & Eremo di Montesiepi), San Gimignano (Torre Grossa & Duomo di San Gimignano) and Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Castello di Monteriggioni, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and make a trip to Piazza del Campo.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Siena trip planner.

Getting from Assisi to Siena by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Siena are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Cascate del Mulino ©
Cascate del Mulino
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano

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Florence

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore and learn at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. Discover out-of-the-way places like Centro Storico and The Baptistery of St. John. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Pisa (Knights’ Square, Baptistery of St. John, &more), Lucca (Basilica of San Frediano, Piazza Anfiteatro, &more) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, and get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip builder app.

Drive from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

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Food Tours
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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Bologna

Bologna ©

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, get engrossed in the history at Museo Civico Medievale, then steep yourself in history at Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia), then explore the historical opulence of Castello Estense, and finally view the masterpieces at Palazzo dei Diamanti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Basilica San Vitale, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, examine the collection at Museo Ferrari, then do some rugged touring at Pushstart, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bologna road trip planning app.

Take a train from Florence to Bologna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Side Trips

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Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Santuario di Madonna di San Luca ©
Santuario di Madonna di San Luca
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano

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Venice

Venice ©

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 the city life by going to Canal Grande and Laguna Veneta. Appreciate the collections at Doge's Palace and Ca' Rezzonico. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Cattedrale Santa Maria Assunta nella Cattedrale, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, admire the striking features of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Venezia, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

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

Getting from Bologna to Venice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April in Venice, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Side Trips

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Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©

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Verona

Verona ©

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.
Appreciate the collections at Palazzo Te and Camera degli Sposi. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castello Scaligero and Lago di Garda. Get out of town with these interesting Verona side-trips: Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova (in Mantua), Grotte di Catullo (in Sirmione) and Borghetto sul Mincio (in Valeggio Sul Mincio). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, take in the views from Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), and contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Verona trip planner.

Drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in April, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Trento.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:
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Castello Scaligero ©
Castello Scaligero
Palazzo Te ©
Palazzo Te
Grotte di Catullo ©
Grotte di Catullo

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Trento

Trento ©

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 Val Gardena and Scuola Italiana di Sci & Snowboard Kristal. Appreciate the collections at Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali and MUSE - Science Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Trento: Ortisei: Zona Pedonale (in Ortisei), Bolzano (South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology & Piazza Walther) and Freeride Ciampinoi (in Selva di Val Gardena). And it doesn't end there: glide through natural beauty at Scuola Italiana Sci Dolomiti di Brenta, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Molveno, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Duomo, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Old Ponale Road Path.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Trento vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Verona to Trento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Trento can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Trento

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 1:
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Val Gardena ©
Val Gardena
Santuario di San Romedio ©
Santuario di San Romedio
Scaliger Castle in Malcesine ©
Scaliger Castle in Malcesine

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Genoa

Genoa ©
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 explore and learn at Palazzo Ducale and Galata Museo del Mare. Visiting Baia del Silenzio and Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Genoa: Porto Venere (Portovenere & San Pietro Church), Grotte di Toirano (in Toirano) and Pista Ciclabile Area 24 - Sanremo (in Sanremo). Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura, enjoy breathtaking views from Spianata Castelletto, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Lerici, and take a stroll around Vernazza.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Genoa online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Trento to Genoa by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Trento in May, expect nights in Genoa to be somewhat warmer, around 58°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turin.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 6:
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Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Portovenere ©
Portovenere

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Turin

Turin ©

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cervino Breuil-Cervinia Ski Area and Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile. Armeria Reale and MAO - Museo d'Arte Orientale will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Turin's surroundings by going to Castello di Issogne (in Issogne), Castello di Fenis (in Fenis) and Teatro Romano (in Aosta). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castello di Grinzane Cavour, examine the collection at Juventus Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Risorgimento, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario della Consolata.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Turin road trip planner.

You can drive from Genoa to Turin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Genoa in May: high temperatures in Turin hover around 64°F and lows are around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Turin

Side Trips

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Cervino Breuil-Cervinia Ski Area ©
Cervino Breuil-Cervinia Ski Area
Castello di Grinzane Cavour ©
Castello di Grinzane Cavour
Castello di Issogne ©
Castello di Issogne

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Milan

Milan ©

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.
Appreciate the collections at Museo Poldi Pezzoli and Palazzo Borromeo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like La Citta Alta and Castello di Vezio. Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto (in Verbania), Kayaking & Canoeing (in Bellagio) and Orta San Giulio (San Giulio Island & Lake Orta). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, take an in-depth tour of Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo, stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and admire the striking features of Villa Monastero.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan online itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Turin to Milan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Turin in May, you will find days in Milan are a bit warmer (73°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Side Trips

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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Lake Orta ©
Lake Orta

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