60 days in Italy Itinerary

60 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel route planner

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Bologna
— 3 nights
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Florence
— 5 nights
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Rome
— 7 nights
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Naples
— 5 nights
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 5 nights
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Positano
— 5 nights
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Cinque Terre
— 4 nights
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Genoa
— 3 nights
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Turin
— 3 nights
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Milan
— 5 nights
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Verona
— 4 nights
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Pozza di Fassa
— 3 nights
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Venice
— 5 nights
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Bologna

— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bologna: Acetaia Villa San Donnino (in Modena), Ravenna (Dante's tomb and Quadrarco of Braccioforte, Mirabilandia, &more) and Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe (in Classe). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Petronio, get engrossed in the history at Museo Civico Medievale, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Domenico.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bologna holiday planner.

San Diego, USA to Bologna is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bologna: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 21:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida), Castello Monterinaldi (in Radda in Chianti) and Pisa (Piazza dei Miracoli & Leaning Tower of Pisa). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Florence driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Bologna to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 27:

Rome

— 7 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate the long history of Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and make a trip to Spanish Steps.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip site.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June in Rome, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 4:

Naples

— 5 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Pompeii (Villa dei Misteri & Odeon - Teatro Piccolo), Vesuvio National Park (in Ottaviano) and Salerno (Duomo di Salerno, Libreria Antiquaria Vecchi Libri, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Pompeii Archaeological Park, learn about all things military at Galleria Borbonica, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Gennaro, and examine the collection at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Naples road trip website.

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 9:

Capri, Island of Capri

— 5 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, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get a dose of the wild on Nesea Capri, and appreciate the history behind Natural Arch.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Capri trip site.

You can ride a ferry from Naples to Capri in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Positano.

Things to do in Capri

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 14:

Positano

— 5 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Positano side-trips: Amalfi (Amalfi Coast Drive & Duomo di Sant'Andrea), Sorrento (Vinicola De Angelis & Piazza Tasso) and Fiordo di Furore (in Furore). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, cruise along Amalfi Coast, look for gifts at LINOMANIA, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fornillo.

To plan Positano vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can ride a ferry from Capri to Positano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. July in Positano sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 19:

Cinque Terre

— 4 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cinque Terre: Viareggio (Bagno Maurizio & La Passeggiata), Pieve di Sant'Andrea (in Sarzana) and Portovenere (in Porto Venere). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, trek along Cinque Terre Trails, pause for some serene contemplation at Oratorio della Cofradia dei Bianchi o de Santa Croce, and relax and rejuvenate at Cinque Terre Wellness.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre trip planner.

Getting from Positano to Cinque Terre by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Positano in July since evenings lows in Cinque Terre dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Genoa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:

Genoa

— 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Genoa to Sestri Levante to see Baia del Silenzio about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium of Genoa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, get to know the fascinating history of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, and make a trip to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Genoa sightseeing planning site.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Genoa by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cinque Terre in July, Genoa is a bit warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Turin.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:

Turin

— 3 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Venture out of the city with trips to QC Terme Pre Saint Didier (in Pre-Saint-Didier), Zoom Torino (in Cumiana) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Morgex). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Museo Egizio, walk around Parco del Valentino, examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and make a trip to Basilica of Superga.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Turin travel planner.

You can drive from Genoa to Turin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Genoa in July since evenings lows in Turin dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:

Milan

— 5 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.
Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Leolandia (in Capriate San Gervasio), La Citta Alta (in Bergamo) and Tremezzina (Villa Carlotta & Villa del Balbianello). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, and browse the different shops at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Milan trip itinerary site.

You can take a train from Turin to Milan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Turin in July, you will find days in Milan are somewhat warmer (85°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 3:

Verona

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Verona: Gardaland Park (in Castelnuovo del Garda), Lago di Garda (in Garda) and Villa Calicantus (in Calmasino). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Arena di Verona, contemplate the long history of Piazza delle Erbe, admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta, and step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Verona trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Milan to Verona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Pozza di Fassa.

Things to do in Verona

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 7:

Pozza di Fassa

— 3 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Ortisei: Zona Pedonale (in Ortisei), Selva di Val Gardena (Val Gardena & Sella Pass) and Sentiero Viel del Pan (in Canazei).

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Pozza di Fassa trip planning tool.

Drive from Verona to Pozza di Fassa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Pozza di Fassa can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Pozza di Fassa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

Venice

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Basilica di Santa Giustina, Scrovegni Chapel, &more) and Acquelibere Sub Diving Club (in Limena). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Venice online day trip planner.

Getting from Pozza di Fassa to Venice by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Venice are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 15:

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.