60 days in Italy Itinerary

60 days in Italy Itinerary

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60 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Recife
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Venice
— 5 nights
2
Verona
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Assisi
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
5
Ragusa, Sicily
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Palermo, Sicily
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h
7
Cagliari, Sardinia
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Alghero, Sardinia
— 6 nights
9
Arzachena, Sardinia
— 5 nights
10
Naples
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
11
Rome
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Recife

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Basilica di San Marco. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scrovegni Chapel and Basilica di Sant’Antonio. Go for a jaunt from Venice to Chiarano to see Sfriso Winery about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, take a stroll through Cannaregio, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Venice planner .

Recife, Brazil to Venice is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Recife to Venice due to the time zone difference. In April, Venice is colder than Recife - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Padua, Sfriso Winery
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 7:
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palazzo Te and Borghetto sul Mincio. Get a sense of the local culture at Il Vittoriale degli Italiani and Piazza Bra. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Verona: Trento (Piazza Duomo & MUSE - Museo delle Scienze), Mantua (Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova & Palazzo Ducale Mantova) and Palazzo Del Ben - Conti d'Arco in piazza Rosmini (in Rovereto). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Grotte di Catullo, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Anastasia, admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta, and explore the historical opulence of Rocca Scaligera di Sirmione.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Verona tour planner .

Traveling by car from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In April, daytime highs in Verona are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Mantua, Sirmione, Trento, Il Vittoriale degli Italiani, Borghetto sul Mincio
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 12:
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Palazzo Te ©
Palazzo Te
Il Vittoriale degli Italiani ©
Il Vittoriale degli Italiani
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some historical perspective at Historic Centre of San Gimignano and The Baptistery of St. John. Pitti Palace and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Panzano in Chianti (Azienda Agricola Il Palagio di Panzano & Vallone de Cecione). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Florence online attractions planner .

Getting from Verona to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April in Florence, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Greve in Chianti, Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 17:
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

4
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Civita di Bagnoregio and Duomo di Orvieto. You'll explore and learn at Museo della Porziuncola and Museo Diocesano e Cripta di San Rufino. Get out of town with these interesting Assisi side-trips: Pozzo di San Patrizio (in Orvieto), Cartoceto Centro Storico (in Cartoceto) and Palazzo Ducale di Urbino (in Urbino). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Strada Assisi-Santa Maria degli Angeli, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, and contemplate the long history of Eremo della Madonna della Stella.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Assisi online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Florence to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Florence in April since evenings lows in Assisi dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Ragusa.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Orvieto, Cartoceto Centro Storico, Civita di Bagnoregio, Palazzo Ducale di Urbino, Eremo della Madonna della Stella
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 21:
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Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto
Civita di Bagnoregio ©
Civita di Bagnoregio

4
nights
Ragusa, Sicily

Ragusa ©
Once a flourishing ancient city, Ragusa was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693.
Popular historic sites such as Ragusa Ibla and Centro Storico are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Villa Romana del Casale and Scicli. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ragusa: Scicli (Chiesa Parrochiale di San Giuseppe & Via del Mare), Comiso (Parrocchia Basilica Maria SS Annunziata & Piazza Fonte Diana) and Museo Immaginario Verghiano (in Vizzini). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Syracuse Cathedral, examine the collection at Buscemi Paese Mueseo, steep yourself in history at Chiesa Rupestre del Crocifisso, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Scale.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ragusa day trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Assisi to Ragusa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In April, daytime highs in Ragusa are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in Ragusa

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Scicli, Modica, Noto, Comiso, Lentini
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 26:
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Ragusa Ibla ©
Ragusa Ibla
Villa Romana del Casale
Villa Romana del Casale
Syracuse Cathedral ©
Syracuse Cathedral

6
nights
Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Duomo di Cefalu and Tempio di Segesta. Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Monreale and Castello di Vicari. Explore Palermo's surroundings by going to Cefalu (Cefalu Coast & La Rocca), Parco Archeologico di Selinunte (in Marinella di Selinunte) and Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Pietro, make a trip to Cattedrale di Palermo, and learn about winemaking at Alessandro di Camporeale.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Palermo planner .

You can drive from Ragusa to Palermo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cagliari.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cefalu, Tempio di Segesta, Duomo di Santa Maria Assunta, Duomo di Monreale, Parco Archeologico di Selinunte
Find places to stay Apr 26 — May 2:
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Duomo di Cefalu ©
Duomo di Cefalu
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Tempio di Segesta ©
Tempio di Segesta

6
nights
Cagliari, Sardinia

Cagliari ©
The capital of Sardinia, Cagliari is spread out over seven hills and still bears the marks of its past conquerors, including the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nuraghe "Su Nuraxi" and Nuraghe Su Mulinu. Get a sense of the local culture at Parc - Paleo Archeo Centro and Ecomuseo della Montagna Sarda. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cagliari: Pranu Mutteddu (in Goni), Barumini (Su Nuraxi & Casa Zapata Museum) and Museo del Cavallino della Giara (in Genoni). There's lots more to do: stroll through Spiaggia di Tuerredda, explore the world behind art at Murales di San Gavino Monreale, explore the ancient world of Area Archeologica di Nora, and examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Genna Maria.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cagliari tour itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Palermo to Cagliari in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or ride a ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Cagliari can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Alghero.

Things to do in Cagliari

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Villanovaforru, Genoni, Barumini, Menhir Museum, Chiesa di Sant'Ambrogio
Find places to stay May 2 — 8:
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Museo del Cavallino della Giara ©
Museo del Cavallino della Giara
Spiaggia di Tuerredda ©
Spiaggia di Tuerredda
Area Archeologica di Nora ©
Area Archeologica di Nora

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.
Popular historic sites such as Chiesa di Nostra Signora di Bonu Ighinu and Chiesa di Santa Maria are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Casa Museo di Antonio Gramsci and Ci.M.A. Civico Museo Allai. Change things up with these side-trips from Alghero: Nuraghe Losa (in Abbasanta), Chiesa di San Nicola (in Ottana) and Basilica di Santa Maria del Regno (in Ardara). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Di Tramariglio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Pietro, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nivola, and don't miss a visit to Domus Mandra Antine.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Alghero online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Cagliari to Alghero in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Alghero sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Arzachena.

Things to do in Alghero

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Bosa, Bonarcado, Porto Alabe Beach, S'Arena Scoada Beach, Parrocchia Santa Giulia
Find places to stay May 8 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Nuraghe Losa ©
Nuraghe Losa
Chiesa di Santa Maria ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria

5
nights
Arzachena, Sardinia

Arzachena ©
Arzachena is a town and comune in the province of Sassari, northern Sardinia, Italy. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Torre Vignola e Chiesetta di San Silverio and Spiaggia Li Mindi. Let the collections at CULTER - Museo Internazionale del Coltello in Pattada and Museo del Sughero capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Arzachena: Spiaggia La Colba (in Santa Teresa Gallura), Chiesa di Santa Sabina (in Silanus) and Cantina Ligios (in La Muddizza). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Nuraghe Loelle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Trano, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Balaiana, and pause for some photo ops at Tomba dei Giganti di Li Lolghi.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Arzachena trip planning tool .

Getting from Alghero to Arzachena by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Arzachena

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Luogosanto, Budduso, Spiaggia La Colba, Cantina Ligios, Chiesa di Santa Sabina
Find places to stay May 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia Di Petra Ruja ©
Spiaggia Di Petra Ruja
Chiesa di Santa Sabina ©
Chiesa di Santa Sabina

5
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castello Aragonese and Galleria Borbonica. Appreciate the collections at Sol’Art Ceramiche and National Archaeological Museum of Naples. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Ravello (Villa Rufolo, Centro Storico Ravello, & more), Castello di Arechi (in Salerno) and Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei, steep yourself in history at Ruins of Herculaneum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Salita del Petraio, and make a trip to Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Naples online tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Arzachena to Naples in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In May in Naples, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Ravello, Sol’Art Ceramiche, Ruins of Herculaneum, Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei, Castello Aragonese d'Ischia
Find places to stay May 19 — 24:
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Castello Aragonese d'Ischia ©
Castello Aragonese d'Ischia
Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei ©
Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

6
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Palatine Hill and Piazza Navona. Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini. Venture out of the city with trips to Villa Adriana (in Tivoli) and Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and get to know the fascinating history of Vatican City.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rome itinerary maker tool .

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Rome are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, Villa Adriana
Find places to stay May 24 — 30:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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