54 days in Italy Itinerary

54 days in Italy Itinerary

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54 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  14​h
1
Turin
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Naples
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Ravello
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Matera
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Rome
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
6
Orvieto
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
7
Assisi
— 6 nights
train:  30​min
8
Perugia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Florence
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
10
Verona
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
11
Venice
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
12
Milan
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
13
Brescia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
14
Bologna
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
15
Genoa
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Chicago

4
nights
Turin

Turin ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile and Cappella dei Banchieri e dei Mercanti. Your inner history buff will appreciate Santuario Basilica di Montis Regalis and Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Giorgio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turin: Castello di Roppolo (in Roppolo), Castello di Issogne (in Issogne) and Castello e Parco di Masino (in Caravino). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo Egizio, see the interesting displays at Museo Eso Peluzzi, steep yourself in history at Piazza Carignano, and make a trip to Santa Maria del Monte - Monte dei Cappuccini.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Turin online journey planner .

Chicago, USA to Turin is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Turin due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Chicago in March since evenings lows in Turin dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castello di Roppolo, Cattedrale di Asti Santa Maria Assunta, Castello di Issogne, Museo Eso Peluzzi, Santuario Basilica di Montis Regalis
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 8:
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Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile ©
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile
Santuario Basilica di Montis Regalis ©
Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio

3
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Underground Naples and The Neapolis Buried. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli and MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti. Go for a jaunt from Naples to Pozzuoli to see Rione Terra about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico Pausilypon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Domenico Maggiore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Gregorio Armeno, and steep yourself in history at Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples route planner.

Getting from Turin to Naples by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Turin in March, things will get a bit warmer in Naples: highs are around 61°F and lows about 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ravello.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Rione Terra
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 11:
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Underground Naples ©
Underground Naples
The Neapolis Buried ©
The Neapolis Buried

3
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Museum-lovers will get to explore Kundry Bottega d'Arte and Museo del Corallo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ravello travel route planner .

You can drive from Naples to Ravello in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Naples in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 54°F in Ravello. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Matera.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Amalfi, Spas
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 14:
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Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

2
nights
Matera

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera, don't miss a visit to Casa Noha, examine the collection at Sassi in Miniatura, steep yourself in history at Antica Matera Casa Grotta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Agostino, and finally explore the ancient world of Materasum Ipogeo. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Giovanni Battista, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Duomo, steep yourself in history at Piazza San Pietro Caveoso, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Casa Cisterna Sotterranea, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Purgatorio, and finally examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale Domenico Ridola.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Matera trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ravello to Matera in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in March, Matera is little chillier at night with lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 16:
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Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Materasum Ipogeo ©
Materasum Ipogeo
Chiesa di Sant'Agostino ©
Chiesa di Sant'Agostino

4
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica in Ostia Antica, about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rome online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Matera to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Orvieto.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 20:
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

4
nights
Orvieto

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Popular historic sites such as Duomo di Orvieto and Chiesa di San Pietro are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pozzo di San Patrizio and Castello di Torre Alfina. Explore Orvieto's surroundings by going to Chiesa di San Flaviano (in Montefiascone) and Santa Maria Maggiore (in Tuscania). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Rocca Albornoziana, examine the collection at Etruscan Museum "Claudio Faina", contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella del Corporale, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Domenico.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Orvieto road trip tool .

You can take a train from Rome to Orvieto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Tuscania, Chiesa di San Flaviano, Castello di Torre Alfina
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 24:
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Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto
Pozzo di San Patrizio ©
Pozzo di San Patrizio
Chiesa di San Pietro ©
Chiesa di San Pietro

6
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Explore hidden gems such as Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola and Museo della Porziuncola. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica di Santa Chiara and Cattedrale di San Rufino. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Assisi: Chiesa della Madonna delle Lacrime (in Trevi), Montioni Frantoio e Cantina (in Montefalco) and Museo Cinema a Pennello (in Montecosaro). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano, learn about winemaking at Bibenda Assisi, steep yourself in history at Eremo delle Carceri, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Assisi trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Orvieto to Assisi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Assisi are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Perugia.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Chiesa della Madonna delle Lacrime, Chiesa Santa Maria della Misericordia, Museo Cinema a Pennello, Centro Storico, Saint Claudio Al Chienti
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 30:
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

3
nights
Perugia

Perugia ©
Though it features Etruscan defensive walls and a medieval town center, Perugia is perhaps best known for its fine chocolate and annual chocolate festival.
Get some cultural insight at Museo-Laboratorio di Vetrate Artistiche Moretti Caselli and Museo Madonna del Parto. Museo-Laboratorio di Tessitura a Mano Giuditta Brozzetti and House Museum Palazzo Sorbello will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perugia: Aboca Museum (in Sansepolcro) and L'Antica Farmacia Mazzolini-Giuseppucci (in Fabriano). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Vineria del Carmine, contemplate the long history of Saint Pietro Gate, explore the world behind art at Collegio del Cambio, and pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia dei SS. Andrea e Lucia.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Perugia travel route website .

Perugia is just a short distance from Assisi. In March, daytime highs in Perugia are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Perugia

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Aboca Museum, L'Antica Farmacia Mazzolini-Giuseppucci, Museo Madonna del Parto
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 2:
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Vineria del Carmine ©
Vineria del Carmine
Museo Madonna del Parto ©
Museo Madonna del Parto

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Basilica di Santa Croce will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Step out of Florence to go to Chiusdino and see Abbazia di San Galgano, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, and admire the landmark architecture of Church and Museum of Orsanmichele.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence vacation site .

Drive from Perugia to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Florence, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Abbazia di San Galgano
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 5:
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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nights
Verona

Verona ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica di Santa Anastasia and Piazzale Castel San Pietro. Museum-lovers will appreciate Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali and Il Museo Storico dei Vigili del Fuoco. Venture out of the city with trips to Piazza Duomo (in Trento), Mantua (Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova & Rotonda di San Lorenzo) and Santuario Basilica Madonna della Corona (in Ferrara di Monte Baldo). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fermo Maggiore, Verona, and contemplate the long history of Verona's Cathedral (Duomo).

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Verona trip planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Verona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in April, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Mantua, Trento, Santuario Basilica Madonna della Corona
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 9:
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4
nights
Venice

Venice ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza San Marco and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuola Grande di San Rocco and San Giorgio Maggiore. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Piazza dei Signori (in Padua), Centro Storico di Treviso (in Treviso) and La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda (in Cittadella). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Doge's Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, take a stroll through Cannaregio, and browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Venice attractions planner .

Getting from Verona to Venice by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In April, daytime highs in Venice are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Centro Storico di Treviso, Piazza dei Signori, La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 13:
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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nights
Milan

Milan ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Milano and Grande Museo del Duomo di Milano. Explore hidden gems such as Piazza Ducale and Museo del Novecento. Step out of Milan to go to Morimondo and see Abbazia Santa Maria di Morimondo, which is approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa, explore the world behind art at Museo Poldi Pezzoli, and admire the natural beauty at Casa Degli Atellani - La Vigna Di Leonardo.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Milan trip builder tool .

Traveling by train from Venice to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. April in Milan sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Brescia.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Abbazia Santa Maria di Morimondo, Piazza Ducale
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 17:
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Piazza Ducale ©
Piazza Ducale

1
night
Brescia

Brescia ©
As the second largest city in Lombardy after Milan, Brescia has served as an important hub of commerce and culture since pre-Roman times.
On the 17th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Agostino, make a trip to Piazza del Comune, steep yourself in history at Chiesa di S. Salvatore, then step into the grandiose world of Brescia Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo delle Armi Luigi Marzoli e Museo del Risorgimento. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Broletto, then don't miss a visit to Duomo Nuovo, then take an in-depth tour of Museo di Santa Giulia, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Via dei Musei.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Brescia day trip app .

Take a train from Milan to Brescia in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in April, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Brescia

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Cremona
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:
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Brescia Castle ©
Brescia Castle
Museo di Santa Giulia ©
Museo di Santa Giulia
Chiesa di Sant'Agostino ©
Chiesa di Sant'Agostino

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nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita and Acetaia Villa San Donnino. Museum-lovers will appreciate Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti and Museo di Palazzo Poggi. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Pietro, stroll the grounds of Cimitero monumentale della Certosa, steep yourself in history at Torre Prendiparte, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Domenico.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bologna visit planner.

You can take a train from Brescia to Bologna in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April in Bologna, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Genoa.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Modena
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 21:
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Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita
Cattedrale di San Pietro ©
Cattedrale di San Pietro
Basilica di San Domenico ©
Basilica di San Domenico

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Genoa

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
On the 22nd (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Ducale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Pietro in Banchi, then explore the historical opulence of D'Albertis Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palazzo San Giorgio. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato, explore the world behind art at Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Bianco, then see the interesting displays at Palazzo Doria Tursi, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica delle Vigne.

Find out how to plan Genoa trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by train from Bologna to Genoa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bologna in April since evenings lows in Genoa dip to 54°F. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Museums
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Palazzo Ducale ©
Palazzo Ducale

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