60 days in Italy Itinerary

60 days in Italy Itinerary

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60 days in Italy Itinerary

Minneapolis
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Alghero, Sardinia
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Milan
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Florence
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Orvieto
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
Rome
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
Naples
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Palermo, Sicily
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Piazza Armerina, Sicily
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Syracuse, Sicily
— 4 nights
train + bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
Lampedusa
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Verona
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
Venice
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h
Minneapolis

6
days
Alghero, Sardinia

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Escape the urban bustle at Cala Sabina / Cala dei Ponzesi and Spiaggia dell'Arco. Pozzo Sacro di Predio Canopoli and Affacci a mare: Bastioni e Lungomare are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Alghero's surroundings by going to Bosa (Cane Malu & Cala Managu), Oleificio Corrias Giovanni Matteo (in Riola Sardo) and Cala Tinnari (in Costa Paradiso). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Alghero Rock Climbing Sites, kick back and relax at S'Arena Scoada Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at I Gatti di Su Pallosu.

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Minneapolis, USA to Alghero is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Alghero is 7 hours. Traveling from Minneapolis in February, things will get warmer in Alghero: highs are around 58°F and lows about 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Alghero

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Bosa, San Vero Milis, Spiaggia dell'Arco, Pozzo Sacro di Predio Canopoli, Cala Tinnari
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Cala Tinnari ©
Cala Tinnari
Alghero Rock Climbing Sites ©
Alghero Rock Climbing Sites
Pozzo Sacro di Predio Canopoli ©
Pozzo Sacro di Predio Canopoli

2
days
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.
On the 25th (Sun), admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dei SS. Pietro e Paolo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia SS Nabore e Felice, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano and then see the interesting displays at Castello Sforzesco.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Milan day trip site .

You can fly from Alghero to Milan in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Alghero in February, expect Milan to be slightly colder, temps between 48°F and 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trips

Parrocchia SS Nabore e Felice, Cathedral of Como (Duomo), Chiesa dei SS. Pietro e Paolo
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Chiesa dei SS. Pietro e Paolo ©
Chiesa dei SS. Pietro e Paolo
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

6
days
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore and learn at Galleria dell'Accademia and Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore. Discover out-of-the-way places like Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Pisa (Battistero & Duomo di Pisa), San Gimignano Bell Tower (in San Gimignano) and Siena (Siena Cathedral, Siena Tartufi (truffle hunting), & more). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries.

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You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Milan in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Florence: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Orvieto.

Things to do in Florence

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trips

Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
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Galleria dell'Accademia

3
days
Orvieto

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Escape the urban bustle at Cascate del Mulino and Insediamento rupestre di Vitozza. Explore hidden gems such as Duomo di Orvieto and Basilica di Santa Chiara. Explore Orvieto's surroundings by going to Spas & Wellness (in Chianciano Terme), Assisi (Santa Maria degli Angeli, Basilica Papale San Francesco D'Assisi, & more) and San Quirico d'Orcia (in San Quirico d'Orcia). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Abbazia di Sant'Antimo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Orvieto online itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Florence to Orvieto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. March in Orvieto sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Orvieto

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Assisi, Insediamento rupestre di Vitozza, San Quirico d'Orcia, Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, Cascate del Mulino
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Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto
Cascate del Mulino ©
Cascate del Mulino

6
days
Rome

Rome
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palatine Hill and Colosseum. Explore hidden gems such as Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and San Pietro in Vincoli. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Ostia Antica in Ostia Antica--about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rome vacation website .

Traveling by train from Orvieto to Rome takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Rome are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
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Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

6
days
Naples

Naples
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll explore and learn at Villa San Michele and Absolute Positano. Castello Aragonese and Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Piccadilly (in Conca dei Marini), I Faraglioni (in Capri) and Positano (Ceramiche Casola, Theodora Moda Positano, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Galleria Borbonica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea Apostolo, see the interesting displays at National Archaeological Museum of Naples, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples trip planner .

Getting from Rome to Naples by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Naples are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Naples

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trips

Positano, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, I Faraglioni, Villa San Michele, Piccadilly
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Castello Aragonese
Castello Aragonese
I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele

6
days
Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Visiting Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro and Spiaggia di Mondello will get you outdoors. For shopping fun, head to Cristiana Creatrice di Gioielli or Le Delizie di Venere. Venture out of the city with trips to Parco Archeologico di Selinunte (in Marinella di Selinunte), Tempio di Segesta (in Calatafimi-Segesta) and Alessandro di Camporeale (in Camporeale). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Monreale, contemplate the long history of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, tour the pleasant surroundings at Palazzo dei Normanni e Cappella Palatina, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Palermo day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Naples to Palermo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or ride a ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Piazza Armerina.

Things to do in Palermo

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Erice, Duomo di Monreale, Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro, Cristiana Creatrice di Gioielli, Riserva naturale orientata Bosco della Ficuzza, Rocca Busambra, Bosco del Cappelliere e Gorgo del Drago
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Tempio di Segesta ©
Tempio di Segesta
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Duomo di Monreale

5
days
Piazza Armerina, Sicily

Piazza Armerina ©
Piazza Armerina is an Italian comune in the province of Enna of the autonomous island region of Sicily.HistoryThe city of Piazza developed during the Norman domination in Sicily, when Lombards settled the central and eastern part of Sicily.But the area had been inhabited since prehistoric times. Explore hidden gems such as Villa Romana del Casale and Villaggio Bizantino di Vallone Canalotto. You'll explore and learn at Casa Museo del Contadino and Museo Della Civilta Mineraria. Venture out of the city with trips to Bronte (PistAsta, Pastificio Il Mattarello, & more), Castello di Mongialino (in Borgo Pietrolupo) and Ceramiche Sun Light di Marletta Clara (in Regalbuto). Spend the 29th (Thu) exploring nature at Spiaggia di Randello. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Tempio della Concordia, pause for some serene contemplation at Collegio dei Gesuiti, look for gifts at Ceramica a Modo Mio, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Nicola.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Piazza Armerina trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Palermo to Piazza Armerina takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Piazza Armerina

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Bronte, Agrigento, Ceramica a Modo Mio, Castello di Mongialino, Ceramiche Sun Light di Marletta Clara
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Villa Romana del Casale ©
Villa Romana del Casale
Tempio della Concordia ©
Tempio della Concordia
Scala dei Turchi ©
Scala dei Turchi

4
days
Syracuse, Sicily

Syracuse ©
Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
You'll get in some beach time at Spiaggia Marianelli and Spiaggia di Gallina. Get some cultural insight at Duomo di Siracusa and Ragusa Ibla. Venture out of the city with trips to Noto (Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari, Via Corrado Nicolaci, & more), Souvenir Avola (in Avola) and Museo del vino - Nobile (in Pachino). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Sudestasi Contemporanea, stop by Giudecca Trentasette Ortigia, delve into the distant past at Greek Theater, and kick back and relax at Abbronzatissima Beach Club.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Syracuse tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Piazza Armerina to Syracuse takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Syracuse

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Noto, Avola, Ragusa, Abbronzatissima Beach Club, Museo del vino - Nobile
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Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio) ©
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa
Ragusa Ibla ©
Ragusa Ibla

2
days
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
On the 5th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Area Marina Protetta Isole Pelagie, then get outside with Mare Morto, and then stop by Il Pescato Di Lampedusa S.A.S. Di Costa Antonino & C.. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia dei Conigli.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lampedusa travel route builder site .

Do a combination of train and flight from Syracuse to Lampedusa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Lampedusa can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Verona.

Things to do in Lampedusa

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli
Area Marina Protetta Isole Pelagie ©

6
days
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.
Get some cultural insight at Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza Duomo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like MuSe - Museo delle Scienze and Borghetto sul Mincio. Change things up with these side-trips from Verona: Mantua (Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova & Palazzo Te), Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali (in Trento) and Giannitessari (in Ronca). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo di Castelvecchio, admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta, don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, and delve into the distant past at Grotte di Catullo.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Verona travel itinerary planner .

Fly from Lampedusa to Verona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Lampedusa in April, Verona is slightly colder at night with lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Museums

Side Trips

Trento, Sirmione, Mantua, Borghetto sul Mincio, Giannitessari
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Borghetto sul Mincio ©
Borghetto sul Mincio
Palazzo Te ©
Palazzo Te
MUSE - Museo delle Scienze di Trento ©

6
days
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.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica di San Marco and St. Mark's Square. Head to I Tre Mercanti and Venezia Oro & Occhialifor some retail therapy. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, get great views at San Giorgio Maggiore, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri.

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Traveling by train from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Padua, Isola di Burano
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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