43 days in Italy Itinerary

43 days in Italy Itinerary

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43 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Taipei
Fly:  18​h
1
Rome
— 7 nights
2
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Siena
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Florence
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Genoa
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Milan
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Bellagio
— 4 nights
9
Bolzano
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Verona
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
11
Venice
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
12
Positano
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
13
Salerno
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
14
Naples
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Taipei


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7
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and make a trip to Spanish Steps.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary website .

Taipei, Taiwan to Rome is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Taipei to Rome due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rome when traveling from Taipei in August, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Tivoli, Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Francesco, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Santa Maria sopra Minerva. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Mount Subasio, contemplate the long history of San Damiano, learn about winemaking at Azienda Agraria Saio, don't miss a visit to Vicolo della Volta Pinta, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Assisi driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Rome to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Assisi, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Parks
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

3
nights
Siena

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Venture out of the city with trips to Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino) and Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, browse the collection at Biblioteca Piccolomini, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico.

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Drive from Assisi to Siena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Tours Wineries

Side Trips

Guardastelle Vineyard, Abbazia di San Galgano
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

5
nights
Florence

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
When in Florence, make a side trip to see Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary tool .

You can take a bus from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Food Tours
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, then don't miss a visit to Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, and finally don't miss a visit to Borgo Antico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Fegina, then hike along Cinque Terre Trails, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Di San Pietro.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cinque Terre online travel planner .

Drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can take a train to Genoa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Vernazza ©
Vernazza

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Ducale, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, then meet the residents at Aquarium of Genoa, and finally wander the streets of Boccadasse. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare, then admire the landmark architecture of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, then take in panoramic vistas at Spianata Castelletto, and finally make a trip to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari.

To find out how to plan a trip to Genoa, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to Genoa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cinque Terre in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Genoa, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Museo Egizio (in Turin) and La Citta Alta (in Bergamo). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, and admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Milan holiday maker tool .

You can take a train from Genoa to Milan in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Genoa in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Milan, with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Bellagio.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Museo Egizio, La Citta Alta
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

4
nights
Bellagio

Bellagio ©
Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Explore Bellagio's surroundings by going to Villa Monastero (in Varenna), Cathedral of Como (Duomo) (in Como) and Tremezzina (Villa Carlotta & Villa del Balbianello). And it doesn't end there: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Como, look for gifts at Azalea - Silk of Como, and stroll around La Punta Spartivento.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Bellagio journey builder site .

Traveling by train from Milan to Bellagio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bellagio can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bolzano.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Tremezzina, Cathedral of Como (Duomo), Lago di Como, Villa Monastero, Chiesa di S. Giorgio
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i Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
i Giardini di Villa Melzi
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta

3
nights
Bolzano

Bolzano ©
South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
Venture out of the city with trips to I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff (in Merano) and Val Gardena (in Selva di Val Gardena). The adventure continues: stroll around Puez-Geisler Nature Park, don't miss a visit to Piazza Walther, get engrossed in the history at South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, and see the interesting displays at Messner Mountain Museum MMM Firmian.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bolzano online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Bellagio to Bolzano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Bolzano are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Bolzano

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Val Gardena, I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff
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Puez-Geisler Nature Park ©
Puez-Geisler Nature Park
I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff ©
Val Gardena ©
Val Gardena

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Gardaland Park, then steep yourself in history at I Portoni della Bra, and then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Arena di Verona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, make a trip to Torre dei Lamberti, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Verona holiday planner .

You can drive from Bolzano to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Theme Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Gardaland Park
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Gardaland Park ©
Gardaland Park
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe

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.
Venice is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice road trip planning tool .

You can take a bus from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
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 30th (Mon): stroll through Villa Cimbrone Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and then get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Villa Rufolo, then stroll through Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, and then take advantage of the amenities at Fornillo.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Positano online trip builder .

Getting from Venice to Positano by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in September, Positano is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Salerno.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ravello, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei

2
nights
Salerno

Salerno ©
While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): make a trip to Promenade Trieste, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno, then do a tasting at Le Vigne di Raito, then delve into the distant past at Paestum Ruins, and finally look for gifts at Caseificio Jemma. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

Discover how to plan a Salerno trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can ride a ferry from Positano to Salerno in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. In October in Salerno, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Naples.

Things to do in Salerno

Transportation Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Paestum Ruins, Le Vigne di Raito, Villa Rufolo, Caseificio Jemma
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Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Speed Boats Tours
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins

1
night
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 4th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Museo Cappella Sansevero and then steep yourself in history at Pompeii Archaeological Park.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Naples trip maker .

Naples is very close to Salerno. Traveling from Salerno in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Naples, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

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