40 days in Italy Itinerary

40 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Taipei
Subway + Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
Venice
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Verona
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Florence
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Siena
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
8
Alghero, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  4 h
10
San Vito lo Capo, Sicily
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3 h 30 min
11
Naples
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
12
Ravello
— 6 nights
+4
Bus + Train + Fly + Foot + Train:  22 h 45 min
End: Taipei

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Piazza San Marco and San Giorgio Maggiore are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Torre dell'Orologio. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Venice trip builder app.

Taipei, Taiwan to Venice is an approximately 20.5- hour combination of subway and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Taipei Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Taipei in August, expect Venice to be slightly colder, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
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 and learn at Casa di Giulietta and Museo Lapidario Maffeiano. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Arena di Verona and Verona's Cathedral (Duomo). Venture out of the city with trips to Brescia (Duomo Vecchio di Brescia & Piazza Paolo VI). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, wander the streets of Via Mazzini, admire the striking features of Arche Scaligere, and steep yourself in history at Romeo's House (Casa di Romeo).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Verona trip itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Verona are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Brescia
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:
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Verona's Cathedral (Duomo) ©
Verona's Cathedral (Duomo)
Basilica di Santa Anastasia ©
Basilica di Santa Anastasia
Duomo Vecchio di Brescia ©
Duomo Vecchio di Brescia

2
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, don't miss a visit to Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, don't miss a visit to Oratorio della Confraternita dei Neri Mortis et Orationis, then pause for some photo ops at Monumento a San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Cinque Terre Walk and Drink, learn about winemaking at Terra di Bargon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Giovanni Battista, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Riomaggiore, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa Di San Pietro, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oratorio dei Disciplinati di Santa Caterina.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre trip planning app.

Drive from Verona to Cinque Terre in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Wineries Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:
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Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church
Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Borgo Storico di Corniglia ©
Borgo Storico di Corniglia

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazzale Michelangelo and Pitti Palace. Cappella Brancacci and Museo di Palazzo Davanzati will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Pisa (Knights’ Square, Baptistery of St. John, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, and appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pisa
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 30:
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

3
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Battistero di San Giovanni and Torre e Casa Campatelli. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Torre del Mangia and Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Siena: Montepulciano (Contucci, Cantina Fattoria della Talosa, &more), Pienza (Enoteca Di Ghino & Palazzo Piccolomini) and San Gimignano (Rocca of Montestaffoli, Torre Grossa, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Palazzo Chigi Saracini, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Francesco, don't miss a visit to Via di Citta, and admire the striking features of Palazzo Salimbeni.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Siena online trip builder.

You can take a bus from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

San Gimignano, Montepulciano, Pienza
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 2:
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Torre del Mangia ©
Torre del Mangia
Battistero di San Giovanni ©
Battistero di San Giovanni
Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico ©
Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico

3
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi and Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum and Museo-Laboratorio di Tessitura a Mano Giuditta Brozzetti. Venture out of the city with trips to Perugia (Perugia Cathedral & Vieille Ville). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano, contemplate the long history of Piazza del Vescovado, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Feliciano, and examine the collection at Palazzo Trinci.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Assisi trip planner.

Getting from Siena to Assisi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Perugia, Foligno
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5:
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San Damiano ©
San Damiano

3
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 historical perspective at Pantheon and Cupola di San Pietro. Let the collections at Galleria Borghese and Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Villa Borghese ©
Villa Borghese
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
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.
On the 9th (Fri), take in the pleasant sights at Centro storico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Civica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Francesco, and finally don't miss a visit to Affacci a mare: Bastioni e Lungomare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Mugoni, kick back and relax at spiaggia di Porto Ferro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Porto Ferro, then do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri, and finally explore the ancient world of La Necropoli di Anghelu Ruju.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Alghero driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Alghero takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Alghero

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

spiaggia di Porto Ferro
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Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri ©
Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri
spiaggia di Porto Ferro ©
spiaggia di Porto Ferro
La Necropoli di Anghelu Ruju ©
La Necropoli di Anghelu Ruju

3
nights
San Teodoro, Sardinia

San Teodoro ©
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Spiaggia La Cinta and Spiaggia di Porto Ainu. Visit Museum Civitatense Basilica di San Simplicio and Necropoli di San Simplicio for their historical value. Take a break from San Teodoro with a short trip to L'Area Naturale Marina Protetta Tavolara - Punta Coda Cavallo in Olbia, about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia Sant'Anna, stroll through Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo, and stop by La Bottega della Pasta.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Teodoro tour builder app.

Traveling by car from Alghero to San Teodoro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Olbia, Budoni
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
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Spiaggia La Cinta ©
Spiaggia La Cinta
Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo ©
Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo
Spiaggia di Porto Ainu ©
Spiaggia di Porto Ainu

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San Vito lo Capo, Sicily

San Vito lo Capo ©
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
Take a break from the city and head to Spiaggia di Macari and Lido Acqua Azzurra. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum Of Optical Illusions and Cattedrale di San Lorenzo. Change things up with these side-trips from San Vito lo Capo: Riserva Naturale Orientata Monte Cofano (in Custonaci), Chiesa e Monastero di San Francesco d'Assisi (in Mazara del Vallo) and Bastione Conca Trapani (in Trapani). There's lots more to do: stroll through Stabilimento Balneare Al Sabbione, trek along Il sentiero di Monte Monaco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Di San Vito, and don't miss a visit to Cappella di Santa Crescenzia.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Vito lo Capo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from San Teodoro to San Vito lo Capo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from San Teodoro in September since evenings lows in San Vito lo Capo dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Trapani, Erice, Riserva Naturale Orientata Monte Cofano, Chiesa e Monastero di San Francesco d'Assisi
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:
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Spiaggia di Macari ©
Spiaggia di Macari
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo ©
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo
Museum Of Optical Illusions ©
Museum Of Optical Illusions

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Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Appreciate the collections at Galleria Borbonica and The Neapolis Buried. Forum and Casa del Fauno are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Pompeii (Temple of Apollo, Villa dei Misteri, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Catacombe di San Gaudioso, explore the ancient world of Teatro Grande, examine the collection at Ospedale delle Bambole, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie di Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Naples online tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from San Vito lo Capo to Naples in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. Expect slightly colder evenings in Naples when traveling from San Vito lo Capo in September, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Pompeii
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:
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Forum ©
Forum
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Catacombe di San Gaudioso ©
Catacombe di San Gaudioso

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Ravello

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Museo della Carta. Visit Fornillo and Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Lido di Ravello, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, view the masterpieces at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, and admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo.

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

Traveling by car from Naples to Ravello takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Naples in September, Ravello is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Maiori, Positano, Basilica of Saint Trofimena, Lido Capo di Conca
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 25:
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Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

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