46 days in Italy Itinerary

46 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Rome
— 3 nights
Train to Napoli Centrale, Fly to Alghero
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Alghero, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Naples
— 10 nights
Drive
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Sorrento
— 2 nights
Drive
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Positano
— 2 nights
Drive
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Matera
— 4 nights
Drive
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Alberobello
— 3 nights
Drive
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Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cinque Terre
— 4 nights
Drive
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Valli del Pasubio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice
— 4 nights
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Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Colosseum and Villa d'Este for their historical value. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the striking features of Pantheon, take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Square.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rome trip tool.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Rome is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 11 hours. Traveling from Christchurch in August, things will get much warmer in Rome: highs are around 38°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 5:

Alghero, Sardinia

— 2 nights

Little Barcelona

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Civica and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Francesco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Neptune's Grotto.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Alghero holiday maker tool.

Getting from Rome to Alghero by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Rome in August, Alghero is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Naples.

Things to do in Alghero

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

Naples

— 10 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Your day by day itinerary now includes Capri Island Tour, Castel dell'Ovo and Underground Naples. Visit Forum and Terme del Foro for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Napoli and Villa di Poppea. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Pompeii (Lupanar & Casa del Fauno). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Naples tour planning tool.

Getting from Alghero to Naples by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Naples when traveling from Alghero in August, with lows around 25°C. On the 17th (Thu), you'll travel to Sorrento.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Transportation · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 17:

Sorrento

— 2 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Stabilimento Balneare Bagni Salvatore, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent, and then stop by Tesori di Sorrento.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sorrento holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from Naples to Sorrento takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Sorrento

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:

Positano

— 2 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.
Il Sentiero Degli Dei has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens and then kick back and relax at Fornillo.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Positano online road trip planner.

Getting from Sorrento to Positano by car takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Positano are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Positano

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

Matera

— 4 nights

Subterranean City

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Visit Sassi di Matera and Casa Cisterna Sotterranea for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Piazza Duomo and Casa grotta del Casalnuovo. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Piazza San Pietro Caveoso, appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Ridola, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo del Sedile, and stop by Il Bottegaccio Daddiego.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Matera travel planning site.

Drive from Positano to Matera in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Positano in August, Matera is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Alberobello.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 25:

Alberobello

— 3 nights
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Centro Storico Locorotondo and Chiesa di San Nicola. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Trullo Sovrano.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Alberobello trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Matera to Alberobello in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Alberobello can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 28th (Mon), you'll travel to Assisi.

Things to do in Alberobello

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:

Assisi

— 3 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Eremo delle Carceri and Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cascata delle Marmore and Rocca Paolina. There's more to do: examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola and do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Assisi trip planner.

You can drive from Alberobello to Assisi in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Assisi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 31st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 31:

Florence

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Historic Centre of San Gimignano. Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Torre Grossa in San Gimignano (about 1h 15 min away). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John, explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence day trip website.

You can drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 4:

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Borgo Storico di Corniglia and Borgo Storico di Manarola. Explore hidden gems such as Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza and Sentiero Monterosso - Vernazza. The adventure continues: get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, and learn about winemaking at Cinque Terre Walk and Drink.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cinque Terre trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Florence to Cinque Terre takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. You will leave for Valli del Pasubio on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 8:

Valli del Pasubio

— 2 nights
Valli del Pasubio is a town in the province of Vicenza, Veneto, Italy. On the 8th (Fri), examine the collection at Ossario del Pasubio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Road of 52 Tunnels.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Valli del Pasubio tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Valli del Pasubio takes 5 hours. When traveling from Cinque Terre in September, plan for little chillier days in Valli del Pasubio, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Valli del Pasubio

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

Venice

— 4 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.
You've now added Museo Leonardo da Vinci to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica di San Marco and Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. Visit Peggy Guggenheim Collection and St Mark's Campanile for their historical value. Step out of Venice with an excursion to Lido in Lido di Venezia--about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Cannaregio, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and get to know the fascinating history of Campo del Ghetto.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice route maker app.

Drive from Valli del Pasubio to Venice in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Valli del Pasubio in September, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 14:

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

Amalfi Coast travel guide

4.2
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.