41 days in Italy Itinerary

41 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy sightseeing planner

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Milan
— 2 nights
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Como
— 2 nights
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Verona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bologna
— 3 nights
Drive
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Portofino
— 4 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 5 nights
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Rome
— 5 nights
Fly
9
Bari
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Praiano
— 4 nights
Ferry
11
Anacapri
— 2 nights
Ferry
12
Naples
— 2 nights
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Milan

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and then catch a live performance at La Casa Maledetta. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, get engrossed in the history at Galleria 92, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan trip website.

Brisbane, Australia to Milan is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brisbane to Milan. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in July, with highs in Milan at 34°C and lows at 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Como.

Things to do in Milan

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Como

— 2 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
On the 18th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant’Orsola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Fedele. On the next day, stop by Le Chicche torte di caramelle By Bijoux, then admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Greenway del Lago di Como.

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Traveling by car from Milan to Como takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Como sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. You'll set off for Verona on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Como

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Verona

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, then see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, and finally see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Jamaica Beach, step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Verona tour itinerary tool.

Getting from Como to Verona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

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.
Popular historic sites such as Piazza San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Doge's Palace and Ponte dei Sospiri. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You'll set off for Bologna on the 26th (Tue).

Things to do in Venice

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:

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.
You'll explore and learn at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti and Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano and Basilica di San Domenico. Get out of town with these interesting Bologna side-trips: Museo Ferrari (in Maranello) and Acetaia Villa San Donnino (in Modena). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore, don't miss a visit to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Petronio, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Civico Medievale.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bologna online route maker.

Getting from Venice to Bologna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. July in Bologna sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Portofino.

Things to do in Bologna

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:

Portofino

— 4 nights
Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Parrocchia Di San Martino and Castello Brown. Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of San Giorgio and Faro di Portofino. There's much more to do: stroll through Area Marina Protetta Portofino, view the masterpieces at Galleria d'Arte Portofino, admire the landmark architecture of Oratorio di Nostra Signora Assunta, and go for a stroll along the water at Marina di Portofino.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Portofino travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bologna to Portofino in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Bologna, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Portofino, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Tue) before leaving for Florence.

Things to do in Portofino

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 2:

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.
You'll explore and learn at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Church and Museum of Orsanmichele. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazzale Michelangelo and Ponte Vecchio. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico & Duomo di Siena) and Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take a peaceful walk through Foresta di Vallombrosa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Florence day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Portofino to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Portofino in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Florence, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 7:

Rome

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Visiting Catacombs of Saint Callixtus and Le Palme will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Piazza Navona. There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, wander the streets of Trastevere, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rome itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In August in Rome, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to fly to Bari.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 12:

Bari

— 2 nights

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lungomare Imperatore Augusto. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Nicola and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Bari.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Bari sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Bari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Praiano.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

Praiano

— 4 nights
Praiano is a town and comune of the province of Salerno in the Campania region of southwest Italy. Get a sense of the local culture at Duomo di Ravello and Museo della Carta. You'll get in some beach time at Fornillo and Marina di Praia Beach. Explore Praiano's surroundings by going to Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi) and Ravello (Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, Villa Rufolo, &more). There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Grande, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, and get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Praiano online trip planner.

You can drive from Bari to Praiano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Anacapri.

Things to do in Praiano

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 18:

Anacapri

— 2 nights
Anacapri is a comune on the island of Capri, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. On the 19th (Fri), explore and take pictures at Via Krupp, make a trip to I Faraglioni, admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, make a trip to Piazza Umberto I, then contemplate the waterfront views at Marina Piccola, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Michele. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Grotto, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Solaro, then take an in-depth tour of Villa San Michele, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Grande Public Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Anacapri trip itinerary maker app.

Ride a ferry from Praiano to Anacapri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August in Anacapri, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Naples.

Things to do in Anacapri

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:

Naples

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 21st (Sun), examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, then brush up on your military savvy at Galleria Borbonica, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Catacombe di San Gennaro, then delve into the distant past at Teatro Grande, and then get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Naples route builder app.

Ride a ferry from Anacapri to Naples in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

Lake Como travel guide

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A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."

Amalfi Coast travel guide

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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.

Island of Capri travel guide

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Caves · Geologic Formations · Gardens
Capri, just 5 km (3 mi) from the mainland of Italy, has been a celebrated vacation spot and a coastal resort since the Roman Republic. Known in Greek mythology as an island favored by the sirens, Capri was a popular leisure destination for numerous Roman emperors. One of the more notorious emperors, Tiberius, built an extravagant villa on the island and allegedly flung visitors who displeased him from the high cliffs of his estate. Escape the swarms of visitors by sightseeing inland. The coastal areas may be known for attractions like beaches and caves carved out of cliffs, but deeper inland are other places to visit, including secluded natural trails and several abandoned forts.