60 days in Northwest Italy, Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) & Southern Italy Itinerary

60 days in Northwest Italy, Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) & Southern Italy Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
2
Florence, Italy
— 7 nights
3
Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
4
Venice, Italy
— 8 nights
5
Verona, Italy
— 7 nights
6
Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
7
Locarno, Switzerland
— 1 night
8
Verbania, Italy
— 3 nights
9
Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
10
Naples, Italy
— 7 nights
11
Capri, Italy
— 4 nights
12
Positano, Italy
— 6 nights
13
Matera, Italy
— 4 nights

6
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rome travel planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Rome is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cairo in March, expect Rome to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

7
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Siena (Torre del Mangia, Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, &more). Dedicate the 5th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Florence journey planning site.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Siena
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Food Tours
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

1
night
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Petronio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, thenpartake in some friendly competition at Secret Zone, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bologna trip itinerary tool.

Take a train from Florence to Bologna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell ©
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell
Secret Zone ©
Secret Zone

8
nights
Venice, Italy

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Room Escape Games, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and make a trip to St Mark's Campanile.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Venice travel planning tool.

Drive from Bologna to Venice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Venice can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

7
nights
Verona, Italy

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Verona: Andalo (Scuola Italiana Sci Dolomiti di Brenta & Scuola Italiana di Sci & Snowboard Kristal), Scuola Italiana di Sci Azzurra (in Folgarida) and Gardaland Park (in Castelnuovo del Garda). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 24th (Wed) at Piscine Montebianco. The adventure continues: see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, see the top attractions with Play the City, and get outside with King Rock arrampicata.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Verona road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. April in Verona sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Outdoors Theme Parks Tours

Side Trips

Andalo, Scuola Italiana di Sci Azzurra, Gardaland Park
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River Rafting & Tubing
Gardaland Park ©
Gardaland Park
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona

4
nights
Milan, Italy

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Sentiero 6 - Valbasca (in Como), Parrocchia di Santa Tecla (in Torno) and Sentee di Sort (in Cernobbio). Spend the 26th (Fri) on two wheels at Anything But Work. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, get outside with Orrido di Nesso, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and see La Casa Maledetta.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan trip maker tool.

You can drive from Verona to Milan in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. April in Milan sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Locarno.

Things to do in Milan

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Sentiero 6 - Valbasca, Parrocchia di Santa Tecla, Sentee di Sort, Orrido di Nesso, Il Sentiero delle Espressioni
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
La Casa Maledetta ©
La Casa Maledetta

1
night
Locarno, Switzerland

Locarno
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Locarno day trip app.

Getting from Milan to Locarno by car takes about 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 29th (Mon), you're off to Verbania.

Things to do in Locarno

Outdoors Parks Tours
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3
nights
Verbania, Italy

Verbania ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Verbania: Wild Snowboard & Ski Academy (in Varzo), I Sentieri delle Volpi d'Invo - MTB Trails (in Invorio) and Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara (in Borgomanero).

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Verbania online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Locarno to Verbania takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Verbania

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Alagna Valsesia, Wild Snowboard & Ski Academy, Parco Naturale dell'Alta Valle Antrona, I Sentieri delle Volpi d'Invo - MTB Trails, Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara
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Wild Snowboard & Ski Academy ©
Wild Snowboard & Ski Academy
La Valle Vogna ©
La Valle Vogna
Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara ©
Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara

1
night
Genoa, Italy

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at Ilgioco.net - Escape Room Games & more and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa.

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You can drive from Verbania to Genoa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Verbania in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Genoa, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Genoa

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Fun & Games
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa

7
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Piazzetta Umberto I (in Atrani), Vesuvio National Park (in Ottaviano) and Praiano (Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista & Convento di Santa Maria a Castro). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno, engage your brain at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, and make a trip to Promenade Trieste.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Naples trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Genoa to Naples by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Praiano, Salerno, Piazzetta Umberto I, Vesuvio National Park, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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Miglio Sacro ©
Miglio Sacro
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano

4
nights
Capri, Italy

Capri
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, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Cannone, stroll through Pizzolungo, head outdoors with Le Ondine Beach Club, and make a trip to Belvedere di Tragara.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Capri trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Naples to Capri takes 1.5 hours. May in Capri sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Positano.

Things to do in Capri

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Fortini Coastal Walk
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I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
Belvedere Cannone ©
Belvedere Cannone
White Grotta ©
White Grotta

6
nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale (in Ravello), Valle delle Ferriere (in Amalfi) and Salerno (ASD Verde e Sport Salerno & Escape Room Intrappola.TO - Salerno). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Otium Spa Costa d'Amalfi, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Suppraiano, get outside with Walk of the Gods, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Trofimena.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Positano trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Capri to Positano by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Positano can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Matera.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Amalfi, Praiano, Salerno, Minori, Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale
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Walk of the Gods ©
Walk of the Gods
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Tennis Al Settimo Piano ©
Tennis Al Settimo Piano

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nights
Matera, Italy

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Venture out of the city with trips to Civita (Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta & Setteventi del Pollino), Spiagge Le Praie (in Praiano) and TEMPERE Azienda Vitivinicola f.lli Pica (in Salerno). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera and see the interesting displays at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Matera trip planner.

Getting from Positano to Matera by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Positano in May, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Matera. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Matera

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Civita, Spiagge Le Praie, TEMPERE Azienda Vitivinicola f.lli Pica
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Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina ©
Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina
Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta ©
Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta
Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera

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