32 days in Italy Itinerary

32 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Milan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Verona
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Venice
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Bologna
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Genoa
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Florence
— 5 nights
Train
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Rome
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Pescara
— 3 nights
Drive
9
Bari
— 2 nights
Drive to Sorrento, Ferry to Capri
10
Capri, Island of Capri
— 1 night
Ferry to Naples, Fly to Palermo
11
Palermo, Sicily
— 2 nights
Drive
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Catania, Sicily
— 4 nights
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Milan — 2 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Brera District and Gallerie d’Italia. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Milan trip planning tool.

New York City, USA to Milan is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Milan is 6 hours. In April, daytime highs in Milan are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Verona.
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Verona — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, tour the pleasant surroundings at Giardino Giusti, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fermo Maggiore, Verona, listen to music at Arena di Verona, then make a trip to Piazza delle Erbe, and finally admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Fratelli Vogadori, then go for a walk through Lungolago di Bardolino, then learn about winemaking at Cantina Zeni e Museo del Vino, and finally delve into the distant past at Grotte di Catullo.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Verona journey builder site.

You can drive from Milan to Verona in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Venice.
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Venice — 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, visit Cannaregio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Venice trip tool.

Drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In April in Venice, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bologna.
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Bologna — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti, sample the fine beverages at Acetaia Villa San Donnino, and then take a stroll through Quadrilatero. On the next day, stop by Salumeria Simoni, enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, and then take in the exciting artwork at Palazzo dei Diamanti.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bologna visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Venice to Bologna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April in Bologna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Genoa.
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Genoa — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the local highlights with Genova Guide, take in the architecture and atmosphere at S. Nicolò di Capodimonte, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Margherita d'Antiochia - Santuario di Nostra Signora della Rosa. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Antica Farmacia Erboristica Sant'Anna dei Frati Carmelitani Scalzi, shop like a local with Piazza Banchi, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Matteo, then look for gifts at Romeo Viganotti Chocolate Factory, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Genoa road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Bologna to Genoa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bologna in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Genoa, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Florence.
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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.
Walkabout Florence Tours has been added to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Baptistery of St. John and Facciatone. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Siena (Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala & Centro Storico di Siena). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, indulge in some personalized pampering at ASMANA Wellness World Florence, don't miss a visit to Giardino Bardini, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Florence online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Genoa to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Florence are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the train to Rome.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, explore the engaging exhibits at Welcome To Rome, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and finally make a trip to Villa Borghese. Keep things going the next day: pick up some local products at Mercato di Campagna Amica del Circo Massimo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, and then take a stroll through Via Cola di Rienzo.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April in Rome, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pescara.
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Pescara — 3 nights

Pescara is the capital city of the Province of Pescara, in the Abruzzo region of Italy. On the 24th (Sun), do a tasting at Fattoria Licia, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Semivicoli, and then wander the streets of Borgo Medievale di Crecchio. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia "Madonna dei Sette Dolori", savor the flavors at Cantine Bosco Nestore, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Pescara online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Rome to Pescara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Pescara are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bari.
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Bari — 2 nights

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Confetti Andria. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at Templum Salutaris Spa, then browse the exhibits of La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro storico di Altamura.

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

Getting from Pescara to Bari by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Capri.
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Capri, Island of Capri — 1 night

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto, explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, and then take in panoramic vistas at Belvedere di Tragara.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Capri tour planning tool.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Bari to Capri in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. April in Capri sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Palermo.
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Palermo, Sicily — 2 nights

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Palazzo Pretorio, Municipio di Palermo. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oratorio del Rosario di San Domenico, then make a trip to La Kalsa, then take in nature's colorful creations at Giardino Garibaldi, and finally stop by La Bottega nella Roccia.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Palermo trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Capri to Palermo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Catania.
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as A' Piscaria Mercato del Pesce and Via Etnea. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Catania: Castillo de Castelmola (in Castelmola) and Taormina (Chiesa Madonna della Rocca & Ancient Theatre of Taormina). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943, contemplate the long history of Parco Archeologico Greco Romano di Catania, get outside with Etnatao Etna Excursions, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Catania online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Palermo to Catania takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Catania are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Italy travel guide

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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.
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