60 days in Italy Itinerary

60 days in Italy Itinerary

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Venice
— 4 nights
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Varenna
— 3 nights
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Milan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cinque Terre
— 7 nights
Drive
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Lucca
— 3 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 4 nights
Drive
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Siena
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rome
— 7 nights
Train
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Naples
— 1 night
Drive
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Sorrento
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Naples
— 1 night
Fly
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Palermo, Sicily
— 5 nights
Train to Milazzo, Ferry to Lipari
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Lipari
— 2 nights
Ferry to Milazzo, Bus to Messina
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Messina, Sicily
— 1 night
Drive
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Taormina, Sicily
— 3 nights
Drive
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Catania, Sicily
— 3 nights
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Venice — 4 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, Scrovegni Chapel, &more) and Verona (Museo di Castelvecchio, Arena di Verona, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice online itinerary planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Venice is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Venice due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dublin in March, expect Venice to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to fly to Varenna.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 8:

Varenna — 3 nights

Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. Explore Varenna's surroundings by going to Parrocchia di S. Abbondio (in Mezzegra), Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Villa Carlotta) and Chiesa di Santa Marta (in Bellano). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Como, admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, take in the exciting artwork at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte, and admire the striking features of Villa Monastero.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Varenna trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Varenna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March in Varenna, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Milan.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 11:

Milan — 3 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Turin (Museo Egizio, Museo Nazionale del Cinema, &more). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Poldi Pezzoli.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Milan trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Varenna to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Side Trip
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 14:

Cinque Terre — 7 nights

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cinque Terre: Portovenere (in Porto Venere), Parrocchia Santuario Nostra Signora delle Grazie (in Le Grazie) and Genoa (Spianata Castelletto, Galata Museo del Mare, &more). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia del Silenzio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cinque Terre Trails, get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Milan to Cinque Terre in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lucca.
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 21:

Lucca — 3 nights

Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucca: Pisa (Battistero di San Giovanni, Leaning Tower of Pisa, &more) and Terrazza Mascagni (in Livorno). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Le mura di Lucca, steep yourself in history at St Martin Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Guinigi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of San Frediano.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lucca trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Lucca in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Florence.
Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 24:

Florence — 4 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Florence route planner.

Traveling by car from Lucca to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Siena.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 28:

Siena — 3 nights

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Siena: San Gimignano (Historic Centre of San Gimignano & Museo della Tortura di San Gimignano) and Perugia (Studio Moretti Caselli, Rocca Paolina, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Piazza del Campo, contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Siena trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Siena sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rome.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 31:

Rome — 7 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate the long history of Colosseum, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rome driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Siena to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Rome are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can take a train to Naples.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums
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Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 7:

Naples — 1 night

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Piazza del Plebiscito, then take an in-depth tour of Galleria Borbonica, then steep yourself in history at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Naples trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. April in Naples sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sorrento.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 8:

Sorrento — 6 nights

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Get out of town with these interesting Sorrento side-trips: Amalfi (Amalfi Coast Drive, Museo della Carta, &more), Positano (Cave of Smeraldo, Il Sentiero Degli Dei, &more) and Termopolio di Vetuzio Placido (in Pompeii). There's lots more to do: cruise along Amalfi Coast, appreciate the extensive heritage of Corso Italia, admire the natural beauty at Villa Comunale, and take in the waterfront at Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sorrento trip app.

You can drive from Naples to Sorrento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Sorrento are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Capri.
Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 14:

Capri, Island of Capri — 3 nights

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Capri is known for nature, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Belvedere Cannone, admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, and hike along Fortini Coastal Walk.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Capri online trip builder.

Ride a ferry from Sorrento to Capri in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Naples.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 17:

Naples — 1 night

On the 18th (Thu), examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister of Santa Chiara.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Naples planning website.

Ride a ferry from Capri to Naples in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Palermo.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 18:

Palermo, Sicily — 5 nights

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Get out of town with these interesting Palermo side-trips: Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale) and Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, pick up some local products at Mercato Ballaro, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and steep yourself in history at Norman Palace.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Palermo trip builder site.

You can fly from Naples to Palermo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Lipari.
Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 23:

Lipari — 2 nights

Lipari is the largest of the Aeolian Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the northern coast of Sicily, southern Italy; it is also the name of the island's main town and comune, which is administratively part of the Metropolitan City of Messina. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Regionale Eoliano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Vecchia di Quattropani, and then do a tasting at Tenuta Di Castellaro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Coral Beach and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Terme di Vulcano.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lipari route website.

Do a combination of train and ferry from Palermo to Lipari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. April in Lipari sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Messina.
Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:

Messina, Sicily — 1 night

Messina is the capital of the Italian Metropolitan City of Messina. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): make a trip to Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Messina, and then contemplate the long history of Annunziata dei Catalani Church.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Messina journey builder site.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Lipari to Messina in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. In April in Messina, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Taormina.
Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 26:

Taormina, Sicily — 3 nights

With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
When in Taormina, make a side trip to see Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park in Motta Camastra, approximately Motta Camastra away. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Ancient Theatre of Taormina, get a dose of the wild on Etna Wild, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Taormina, and go for a walk through Piazza IX Aprile.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Taormina trip planner.

Getting from Messina to Taormina by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Catania.
Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 29:

Catania, Sicily — 3 nights

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Get out of town with these interesting Catania side-trips: Syracuse (Ortigia, Duomo di Siracusa, &more). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Etna, contemplate the long history of Piazza Duomo, take an in-depth tour of Monastero dei Benedettini, and stop by Enoteca Regionale di Sicilia.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Catania trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Taormina to Catania takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Catania when traveling from Taormina in April, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 2:

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.

Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."