40 days in Italy Itinerary

40 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lainate
— 3 nights
2
Naples
— 4 nights
3
Positano
— 1 night
4
Pompeii
— 2 nights
5
Florence
— 5 nights
6
Lainate
— 12 nights
7
Rome
— 6 nights
8
Padua
— 2 nights
9
Verona
— 1 day
10
Padua
— 1 night
11
Venice
— 2 nights

3
nights
Lainate

Lainate ©
Lainate is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Milan in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 15km northwest of Milan.Lainate borders the following municipalities: Caronno Pertusella, Origgio, Garbagnate Milanese, Nerviano, Arese, Rho, Pogliano Milanese.Lainate is home to "Villa Litta", a tourist attraction, and the headquarters of the confectionery company Perfetti Van Melle. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesetta Dio il Sa, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Oratorio dei SS. Ambrogio e Caterina, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Santuary of Our Lady of Miracles, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Il Centro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Le Driadi Slow Farm, see the interesting displays at Casa Museo di Papa Giovanni XXIII, and then admire the masterpieces at Polo Museale Masseranese.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lainate trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Lainate. In December in Lainate, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Lainate

Shopping Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Le Driadi Slow Farm, Polo Museale Masseranese, Il Centro, Casa Museo di Papa Giovanni XXIII, Chiesetta Dio il Sa
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Il Centro ©
Il Centro
Polo Museale Masseranese ©
Polo Museale Masseranese

4
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Cappella Sansevero and Ospedale delle Bambole. Get some cultural insight at Duomo di Napoli and Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Convento di Santa Maria a Castro (in Praiano) and Castello Aragonese d'Ischia (in Ischia). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara, get a taste of the local shopping with Archivio Fotografico Parisio, take in the exciting artwork at Spazio Nea, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungomare Caracciolo.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Naples trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lainate to Naples. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lainate in December: high temperatures in Naples hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Naples

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Convento di Santa Maria a Castro, Castello Aragonese d'Ischia
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Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte ©
Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte

1
night
Positano

Positano ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia San Giovanni, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, thenstop by Ceramiche Casola, and finally take an in-depth tour of MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Miniaci Art Gallery, thensee the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Positano travel route builder website.

You can drive from Naples to Positano in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Naples in December since evenings lows in Positano dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pompeii.

Things to do in Positano

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Amalfi, Ravello, Parrocchia San Giovanni
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

2
nights
Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Libreria Antiquaria Vecchi Libri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri, and then delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Pompeii trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Positano to Pompeii takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Positano in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Pompeii. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Salerno, Paestum Ruins, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, Sol’Art Ceramiche
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Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma ©
Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Visit Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Duomo di Siena in Siena, about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and make a trip to Piazza della Signoria.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip builder.

Getting from Pompeii to Florence by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December in Florence, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Lainate.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Duomo di Siena
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

12
nights
Lainate

Lainate ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Collegiata and Monastero Cluniacense S.S. Pietro e Paolo. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo etnografico di Coniolo and Museo d'Arte Religiosa Padre Augusto Mozzetti di Oleggio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lainate: Safari Park (in Pombia), Chiesa di San Vittore (in Meda) and Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese (in Varese). See even more of Lainate: examine the collection at Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battistero della Basilica di Agliate, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento dell'Incoronata, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Parrocchiale di Santa Maria Assunta.

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Getting from Florence to Lainate by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Florence in December; daily highs in Lainate reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Lainate

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Parabiago, Valmadrera, Carate Brianza, Sesto San Giovanni, Gorgonzola
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Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo ©
Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo
Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara ©
Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara

6
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Museum-lovers will appreciate Galleria Borghese and Soqquadro APS. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and make a trip to Piazza Navona.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lainate to Rome. Traveling from Lainate in January, expect Rome to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Padua.

Things to do in Rome

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Padua

Padua ©
Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Anthony, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scoletta del Santo, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, thenget engrossed in the history at MUSME - Museum of the History of Medicine of Padova, and finally examine the collection at Museo Diocesano di Padova.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Padua trip builder site.

You can fly from Rome to Padua in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rome in January: highs in Padua hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Padua

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel
Basilica of St. Anthony ©
Basilica of St. Anthony

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Casa Del Clero, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta, thenmake a trip to Torre dei Lamberti, and finally wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Verona trip planner.

Drive from Padua to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Padua.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

1
night
Padua

Padua
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Padua travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Verona to Padua takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. You'll set off for Venice on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Padua

Historic Sites Nightlife Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): make a trip to Piazza San Marco, steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, thenexplore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, thentake in the exciting artwork at Vittorio Costantini Workshop, thentake in the exciting artwork at Barovier & Toso, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Codex Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Venice trip website.

You can take a shuttle from Padua to Venice in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January in Venice, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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