53 days in Italy Itinerary

53 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Venice
— 3 nights
2
Bologna
— 4 nights
3
Genoa
— 3 nights
4
Assisi
— 5 nights
5
Orvieto
— 5 nights
6
Naples
— 7 nights
7
Alghero, Sardinia
— 6 nights
8
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 5 nights
9
San Vito lo Capo, Sicily
— 6 nights
10
Taormina, Sicily
— 7 nights

3
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.
Il Castello di Udine and Chiesa di San Zaccaria will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Church of San Pantalon and Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico. Venture out of the city with trips to Villa Valmarana ai Nani (in Vicenza), Borgo rurale di Clauiano (in Clauiano) and Battistero del Duomo (in Padua). There's lots more to do: get advice or help at Museo Querini Stampalia, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Fortuny (Pesaro degli Orfei), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary of The Rosary, and explore the historical opulence of Ca' d'Oro.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Venice travel app.

Montreal, Canada to Venice is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in July: highs in Venice hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bologna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vicenza, Borgo rurale di Clauiano, Battistero del Duomo, Cividale del Friuli - UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Il Castello di Udine
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:
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Church of San Pantalon ©
Church of San Pantalon
Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico ©
Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico

4
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cimitero monumentale della Certosa and Complesso Monumentale San Michele In Bosco. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa del Sol and Oscar Spiaggia 298. Explore Bologna's surroundings by going to Bagno 169 (in Cervia) and Riccione (La Spiaggia Del Cuore 110 & Lido delle Sirene 101 - 102). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Domenico, take an in-depth tour of La Macchina del Tempo, pick up some new knowledge with Academya Lingue, and admire the landmark architecture of Portico del Pavaglione.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read our Bologna tour itinerary site.

Getting from Venice to Bologna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Genoa.

Things to do in Bologna

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Riccione, Cervia
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La Spiaggia Del Cuore 110 ©
La Spiaggia Del Cuore 110
Playa del Sol ©
Playa del Sol
Cimitero monumentale della Certosa ©
Cimitero monumentale della Certosa

3
nights
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.
Relax by the water at Pluto Beach and Bagni Gallo. Take a break from the city and head to Bagni Liliana and River Beach. Step out of Genoa with an excursion to Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta in Camogli--about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Palazzo Doria Tursi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Filippo Neri, steep yourself in history at Abbazia di San Siro di Struppa, and admire the masterpieces at Musei di Nervi - Galleria d'Arte Moderna GAM.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Genoa journey maker app.

Traveling by train from Bologna to Genoa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Bologna in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Genoa, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Genoa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Finale Ligure, Pluto Beach, Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:
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Pluto Beach ©
Pluto Beach
River Beach ©
River Beach
Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta ©
Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta

5
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Complesso Museale di San Francesco and Chiesa Nuova. Explore hidden gems such as Rocca Medievale Di Offagna and Camminamenti di Ronda della Pontificia Basilica. Get out of town with these interesting Assisi side-trips: Chiesa Santa Maria della Piazza (in Ancona), Castello Pallotta (in Caldarola) and Piazza della Madonna (in Loreto). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Silvestro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parrocchia Santa Maria Maggiore - Frati Cappuccini Assisi, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Maria sopra Minerva, and steep yourself in history at Portico del Monte Frumentario.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Assisi trip planning website.

Drive from Genoa to Assisi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Genoa in July, you will find days in Assisi are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are slightly colder (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Orvieto.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Montefalco, Loreto, Rocca Medievale Di Offagna, Chiesa Santa Maria della Piazza, Piazza Della Repubblica
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 16:
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Complesso Museale di San Francesco ©
Complesso Museale di San Francesco
Chiesa Nuova ©
Chiesa Nuova
Rocca Medievale Di Offagna ©
Rocca Medievale Di Offagna

5
nights
Orvieto

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Quartiere San Pellegrino and Cappella del Corporale. Explore hidden gems such as Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Rocca dei Papi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Orvieto: Archeological Museum and Tomb of Hell's Quadriga (in Sarteano), Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta (in San Quirico d'Orcia) and Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni (in Montalcino). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Gattavecchi Winery, Head underground at Via Cava, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Margherita, and look for gifts at Il Negozietto.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Orvieto trip planning tool.

Drive from Assisi to Orvieto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Naples.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Montepulciano, Sorano, Montefiascone, Chiesa di Santa Maria e San Rocco, Archeological Museum and Tomb of Hell's Quadriga
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 21:
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Quartiere San Pellegrino ©
Quartiere San Pellegrino
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Sant'Andrea, Orvieto ©
Sant'Andrea, Orvieto

7
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Your inner history buff will appreciate Temple of Apollo and Basilica di Sant'Antonino. Get in touch with nature at Sentiero dei Limoni and Stabilimento Balneare Bagni Salvatore. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Pompeii (Temple of Jupiter, Terme del Foro, &more), Ercolano (Casa di Nettuno e Anfitrite & La Terrazza di M. Nonio Balbo) and Sorrentino Vini (in Boscotrecase). There's much more to do: trek along Ravello-Minori Walk, get curious at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister del Paradiso, and explore the galleries of Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Naples trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Orvieto to Naples takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Naples can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pompeii, Sorrento, Ercolano, Amalfi, Ravello
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Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo
Casa del Fauno ©
Casa del Fauno
San Domenico Maggiore ©
San Domenico Maggiore

6
nights
Alghero, Sardinia

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Visit I Gatti di Su Pallosu and spiaggia di Porto Ferro for some beach relaxation. Discover out-of-the-way places like Porto Ferro and Spiaggia di Balai. Venture out of the city with trips to Sassari (Castrum Romano La Crucca & Cattedrale di San Nicola), Sa Mesa Longa (in San Vero Milis) and Basilica San Gavino (in Porto Torres). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni in Sinis, enjoy the sand and surf at Maimoni Beach, steep yourself in history at Altare Monte d'Accoddi, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido San Giovanni.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Alghero day trip tool.

Getting from Naples to Alghero by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Naples in July, Alghero is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sassari, San Vero Milis, Porto Torres, Bosa, Chiesa di San Giovanni in Sinis
Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 3:
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Spiaggia di Balai ©
Spiaggia di Balai
Sa Mesa Longa ©
Sa Mesa Longa
spiaggia di Porto Ferro ©
spiaggia di Porto Ferro

5
nights
San Teodoro, Sardinia

San Teodoro
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
Get in touch with nature at Osalla Beach and Cala Ginepro Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Le Farfalle - Cala Suaraccia Beach and Spiaggia di Punta Molara. Explore San Teodoro's surroundings by going to Olbia (L'Area Naturale Marina Protetta Tavolara - Punta Coda Cavallo & Necropoli di San Simplicio), Museo delle Maschere Mediterranee (in Mamoiada) and Parco Museo S'Abba Frisca (in Dorgali). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Murals of Orgosolo, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Cala D’Ambra, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Lorenzo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia Sant'Anna.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Teodoro journey builder.

You can drive from Alghero to San Teodoro in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Orgosolo, Olbia, Budoni, Nuoro, Chiesa San Lorenzo
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 8:
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Osalla Beach
Osalla Beach
Murals of Orgosolo ©
Murals of Orgosolo
Museo delle Maschere Mediterranee ©
Museo delle Maschere Mediterranee

6
nights
San Vito lo Capo, Sicily

San Vito lo Capo ©
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
We've included these beaches for you: Spiaggia di Santa Margherita and Spiaggia dei Faraglioni. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Santuario Di San Vito and Giardini del Balio. Change things up with these side-trips from San Vito lo Capo: Cala Mazzo di Sciacca (in Scopello), Parco Archeologico (in Calatafimi-Segesta) and Trapani (Corso Vittorio Emanuele di Trapani, Palazzo Manzo Gia' Pucci, &more). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale San Salvatore, get outside with YMCA San Vito Climbing House, kick back and relax at Lido Acqua Azzurra, and do a tasting at Cantine Pellegrino.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Vito lo Capo vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from San Teodoro to San Vito lo Capo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from San Teodoro in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in San Vito lo Capo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Taormina.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Trapani, Castelvetrano, Alcamo, Castellammare del Golfo, Cantine Pellegrino
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 14:
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Santuario Di San Vito ©
Santuario Di San Vito
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo ©
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo
Chiesa di San Domenico ©
Chiesa di San Domenico

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nights
Taormina, Sicily

Taormina ©
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lido Copacabana and Spiaggia di Mazzeo. Castello Ruffo di Scilla and Quattro Fontane di Taormina are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Taormina's surroundings by going to Reggio Calabria (Basilica Cattedrale di Reggio Calabria Maria SS Asunta & Palazzo e Teatro Siracusa), Chiesa di San Nicolo/Santa Lucia (in Savoca) and Faro Sant'Anna (in Acireale). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Taormina, stroll through Etna Donkey Trekking, and make a trip to Chiesa di San Giuseppe.

Before you visit Taormina, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from San Vito lo Capo to Taormina by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taormina

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Reggio Calabria, Randazzo, Forza d'Agro, Scuba & Snorkeling, Etna Donkey Trekking
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Chiesa Madonna della Rocca ©
Chiesa Madonna della Rocca
Etna Donkey Trekking ©
Etna Donkey Trekking
Castillo de Castelmola ©
Castillo de Castelmola

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