46 days in Italy Itinerary

46 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy route maker

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Venice
— 6 nights
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Verona
— 4 nights
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Milan
— 5 nights
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Florence
— 5 nights
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Siena
— 4 nights
Drive
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Assisi
— 5 nights
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Rome
— 6 nights
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Amalfi
— 4 nights
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Naples
— 6 nights
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Venice

— 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Centro Storico, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Venice is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Venice due to the time zone difference. In April in Venice, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 20:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Verona: Fondazione Bisazza (in Montecchio Maggiore), Basilica Palladiana (in Vicenza) and Mantua (Palazzo Ducale & Skyline di Mantova). There's still lots to do: see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Signori, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Verona journey planner.

Drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April in Verona, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 24:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Genoa (Aquarium of Genoa & Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova), Museo Egizio (in Turin) and Varenna (Sentiero del Viandante & Green Way dei Patriarchi). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, catch a live performance at La Casa Maledetta, and admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan online travel route builder.

Getting from Verona to Milan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In April in Milan, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 29:

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.
Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

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Take a train from Milan to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 4:

Siena

— 4 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Venture out of the city with trips to Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano), Podere Il Cocco (in Montalcino) and Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, and explore the world behind art at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Siena road trip planning website.

You can drive from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 4 — 8:

Assisi

— 5 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Assisi: Tenuta Cocci Grifoni (in Ripatransone), Perugia (Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, Studio Moretti Caselli, &more) and Wild Foods Italy (in Montefalco). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, and walk around Mount Subasio.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Assisi route app.

Traveling by car from Siena to Assisi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 8 — 13:

Rome

— 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Assisi to Rome by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Assisi in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Amalfi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 13 — 19:

Amalfi

— 4 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amalfi: Positano (Il Sentiero Degli Dei, Food Tours, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello, don't miss a visit to Vicoli, scale e archi, examine the collection at Museo della Carta, and ponder the design of Fontana sant'Andrea.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Amalfi road trip planning tool.

Drive from Rome to Amalfi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Amalfi, with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Amalfi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 23:

Naples

— 6 nights
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: Castello di Arechi (in Salerno), Villa dei Misteri (in Pompeii) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Sorrento). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Pompeii Archaeological Park, delve into the distant past at Paestum Ruins, see the interesting displays at Certosa e Museo di San Martino Napoli, and view the masterpieces at Sol’Art Ceramiche.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples trip builder.

You can drive from Amalfi to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Amalfi in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Naples, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — 29:

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.