45 days in Italy & Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

45 days in Italy & Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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45 days in Italy & Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad, India
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
2
Naples, Italy
— 7 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 7 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Lake Maggiore, Italy
— 1 night
6
Locarno, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
8
Verona, Italy
— 7 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Venice, Italy
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Hyderabad, India

6
nights
Rome, Italy

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). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary website .

Hyderabad, India to Rome is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Hyderabad to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hyderabad in April, expect Rome to be cooler, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tivoli
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

7
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Positano (Francesco (Frank) Carpegna - Walking with the Gods & Art & Craft Gallery), Wine Tours & Tastings (in Amalfi) and Ravello (Duomo di Ravello, Villa Rufolo, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei, learn about winemaking at Le Vigne di Raito, go for a walk through Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods), and head outdoors with I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Naples vacation maker site .

Getting from Rome to Naples by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Ravello, Vietri sul Mare, Positano, Pompeii Archaeological Park, I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei

7
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Siena (Siena Cathedral & Piazza del Campo) and Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano). Dedicate the 28th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Florence day trip planning tool .

Take a train from Naples to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Florence are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Turin.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Guardastelle Vineyard
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Food Tours
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

2
nights
Turin, Italy

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parco Naturale del Monte San Giorgio, and then get great views at Basilica of Superga. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema and then explore the world behind art at Egyptian Museum of Turin.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Turin trip planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Turin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, expect nights in Turin to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lake Maggiore.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Basilica of Superga, Parco Naturale del Monte San Giorgio
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Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio
Parco Naturale del Monte San Giorgio ©
Basilica of Superga ©
Basilica of Superga

1
night
Lake Maggiore, Italy

Lake Maggiore
To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lake Maggiore visit app .

Traveling by car from Turin to Lake Maggiore takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Turin, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lake Maggiore, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 13°C. You will leave for Locarno on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Lake Maggiore

Nightlife Outdoors Parks
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1
night
Locarno, Switzerland

Locarno
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Locarno travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lake Maggiore to Locarno takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 5th (Sun), you're off toMilan.

Things to do in Locarno

Outdoors Parks Tours
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4
nights
Milan, Italy

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.
Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino (in Griante), Anything But Work (in Mandello del Lario) and Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and take an in-depth tour of Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Milan online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Locarno to Milan takes 2 hours. In May in Milan, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anything But Work, Valchiavenna, Villa del Balbianello, Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

7
nights
Verona, Italy

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.
Verona is known for nightlife, historic sites, nature, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see where the action happens at Arena di Verona, get outside with Centro Equitazione Ai Schinchi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Verona route builder tool .

Traveling by train from Milan to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

7
nights
Venice, Italy

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel, Room Escape Games, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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