42 days in Italy Itinerary

42 days in Italy Itinerary

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Venice
— 5 nights
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Verona
— 5 nights
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Florence
— 5 nights
Drive
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Siena
— 5 nights
Drive
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Assisi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ravello
— 5 nights
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Naples
— 5 nights
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Rome
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Venice — 5 nights

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.
Let the collections at Doge's Palace and Giudecca 795 Art Gallery capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Piazza San Marco and Ponte dei Sospiri. Step out of Venice to go to Valdobbiadene and see PDC Cartizze, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, view the masterpieces at European Cultural Centre - Palazzo Mora, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary builder.

New York City, USA to Venice is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 66°F in Venice. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Verona.
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Verona — 5 nights

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.
Appreciate the collections at Casa di Giulietta and AMO - Arena Museo Opera. Get some cultural insight at Piazza delle Erbe and Arena di Verona. Get out of town with these interesting Verona side-trips: Il Vittoriale degli Italiani (in Gardone Riviera), Gardaland Park (in Castelnuovo del Garda) and Villa Calicantus (in Calmasino). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, make a trip to Piazza Bra, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella dei Notai.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Verona online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. August in Verona sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.
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Florence — 5 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at M.G. Design and Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri. Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Castello di Verrazzano (in Greve in Chianti), Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence day trip planning site.

You can take a train from Verona to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.
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Siena — 5 nights

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Head to San Quirico d'Orcia and Siena Tartufifor plenty of shopping. Appreciate the collections at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico and Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Siena: Cascate del Mulino (in Saturnia), Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate) and San Gimignano (Guardastelle Vineyard & Historic Centre of San Gimignano). Dedicate the 23rd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, make a trip to Piazza del Campo, and stop by Silvia Tanganelli.

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

You can drive from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Siena are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Assisi.
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Assisi — 4 nights

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Museo della Porziuncola and Casa del Cioccolato Perugina will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Azienda Agraria Guerrieri and Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio. Change things up with these side-trips from Assisi: Palazzo Ducale di Urbino (in Urbino) and Civita di Bagnoregio (in Bagnoregio). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, stop by La Bottega Dei Sapori (S.N.C.), and do a tasting at Azienda Agraria Saio.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Assisi online trip planner.

Drive from Siena to Assisi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Assisi are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Ravello.
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Ravello — 5 nights

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
For shopping fun, head to Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal or Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela. Get some cultural insight at Le Vigne di Raito and Duomo di Ravello. Get out of town with these interesting Ravello side-trips: Torre di Grado (in Praiano) and Positano (Il Sentiero Degli Dei, Fornillo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, and trek along Ravello - Atrani Walk.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ravello route builder site.

You can drive from Assisi to Ravello in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ravello when traveling from Assisi in August, with lows around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Naples.
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Naples — 5 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Do your shopping at Museodivino and Chiaia. Pompeii Archaeological Park and Galleria Borbonica are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Maronti Beach (in Barano d'Ischia) and Castello Aragonese d'Ischia (in Ischia). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, examine the collection at Ospedale delle Bambole, admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and get a taste of the local shopping with Magazzini Fotografici.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Naples trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Ravello to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in September, expect little chillier with lows of 64°F in Naples. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Rome.
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Rome — 6 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
For shopping fun, head to Via Condotti or Trevimage. Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take a stroll through Trastevere, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Naples to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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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.
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