48 days in Italy Itinerary

48 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Venice
— 4 nights
2
Milan
— 3 nights
3
Cinque Terre
— 4 nights
4
Florence
— 3 nights
5
Pompeii
— 4 nights
6
Vatican City
— 4 nights
7
Rome
— 12 nights
8
Verona
— 3 nights
9
Paestum
— 2 nights
10
Naples
— 5 nights

4
nights
Venice

Venice ©
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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Venice driving holiday tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Venice is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Venice is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect Venice to be much hotter, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Milan

Milan ©
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.
Milan is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, and get lost in a book at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip app.

Traveling by car from Venice to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August in Milan, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

4
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Get out of town with these interesting Cinque Terre side-trips: Genoa (Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari, Aquarium of Genoa, &more). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Manarola, get great views at Bar Terza Terra, hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cinque Terre day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Milan to Cinque Terre takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Genoa
Highlights from your plan
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Florence visit planner.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Pompeii.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

4
nights
Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Get out of town with these interesting Pompeii side-trips: Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea & Cloister del Paradiso), Collegiate Santa Maria Maddalena (in Atrani) and Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Villa Rufolo, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, make a trip to Forum Baths, and contemplate the long history of Casa del Fauno.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Pompeii trip maker site.

Take a train from Florence to Pompeii in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Florence in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Pompeii, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vatican City.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Positano, Collegiate Santa Maria Maddalena
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Boat Tours & Water Sports

4
nights
Vatican City

Vatican City ©
Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
Vatican City is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, examine the collection at Stanze di Raffaello, admire the landmark architecture of Cupola di San Pietro, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vatican City online trip builder.

You can drive from Pompeii to Vatican City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Vatican City are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in Vatican City

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
La Pieta ©
La Pieta

12
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Monastero Di S.Benedetto (in Subiaco) and Villa Adriana (in Tivoli). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, wander the streets of Trastevere, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome sightseeing site.

Rome is just a stone's throw from Vatican City. In August, daily temperatures in Rome can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Verona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Monastero Di S.Benedetto, Villa Adriana
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
Verona

Verona ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, explore the galleries of Casa di Giulietta, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, thenwander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, and finally see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Gardaland Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Verona travel planner.

You can fly from Rome to Verona in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. September in Verona sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paestum.

Things to do in Verona

Theme Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Gardaland Park
Highlights from your plan
Gardaland Park ©
Gardaland Park
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe

2
nights
Paestum

Paestum ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Paestum Ruins, get outside with Lido Esercito, thenstep into the grandiose world of Borgo Medievale di Agropoli, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Baia di Trentova. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Caseificio Rivabianca, thenkick back and relax at Lido Mediterraneo Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Anfiteatro Romano di Paestum.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paestum trip builder.

You can fly from Verona to Paestum in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Paestum when traveling from Verona in September, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Naples.

Things to do in Paestum

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Agropoli
Highlights from your plan
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins
Borgo Medievale di Agropoli ©
Borgo Medievale di Agropoli
Caseificio Rivabianca ©
Caseificio Rivabianca

5
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Vesuvio National Park (in Ottaviano), Reggia di Caserta (in Caserta) and Francesco (Frank) Carpegna - Walking with the Gods (in Positano). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Plebiscito, learn about all things military at Galleria Borbonica, and explore the historical opulence of Castel Nuovo - Maschio Angioino.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Naples online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Paestum to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Paestum in September since evenings lows in Naples dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vesuvio National Park, Reggia di Caserta, Francesco (Frank) Carpegna - Walking with the Gods, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Highlights from your plan
Miglio Sacro ©
Miglio Sacro
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli

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