47 days in Italy Itinerary

47 days in Italy Itinerary

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47 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Venice
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Verona
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
4
Assisi
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
5
Rome
— 5 nights
Train + Subway:  3​h
6
Amalfi
— 5 nights
Taxi + Subway:  1​h 30​min
7
Naples
— 5 nights
Train:  8​h 45​min
8
Syracuse, Sicily
— 3 nights
Train:  4​h 15​min
9
Palermo, Sicily
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Turin
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Chicago

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua), Castello Estense (in Ferrara) and Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico (in Trieste). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

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Chicago, USA to Venice is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in March, things will get a bit warmer in Venice: highs are around 58°F and lows about 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Trieste, Scrovegni Chapel, Castello Estense
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to La Citta Alta and Palazzo Te. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Verona: MUSE - Museo delle Scienze (in Trento), I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff (in Merano) and Valeggio Sul Mincio (Parco Giardino Sigurta & Borghetto sul Mincio). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, catch a live event at Arena di Verona, and see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Verona trip itinerary planning website .

Take a bus from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Venice in March: high temperatures in Verona hover around 84°F and lows are around 84°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Valeggio Sul Mincio, I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff, MUSE - Science Museum, La Citta Alta, Palazzo Te
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Parco Giardino Sigurta ©
Parco Giardino Sigurta
La Citta Alta ©
La Citta Alta
Palazzo Te ©
Palazzo Te

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Basilica San Vitale. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Mausoleo di Galla Placidia (in Ravenna), Bologna (Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano & Basilica di San Petronio) and Piazza Anfiteatro (in Lucca). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Verona to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Verona in March, things will get much colder in Florence: highs are around 59°F and lows about 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Pisa, Bologna, Ravenna, Piazza Anfiteatro, Historic Centre of San Gimignano
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Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

4
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Piazza del Comune and Chiesa Santo Stefano. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Rufino, do a tasting at Azienda Agraria Saio, explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, and make a trip to Eremo delle Carceri.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Assisi online visit planner .

Getting from Florence to Assisi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Assisi can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Parks
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Azienda Agraria Saio ©
Azienda Agraria Saio
Piazza del Comune ©
Piazza del Comune
Cattedrale di San Rufino ©
Cattedrale di San Rufino

5
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Step off the beaten path and head to Room Escape Games and La Pieta. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Monastero Di S.Benedetto (in Subiaco) and Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and explore the engaging exhibits at Welcome to Rome.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

Drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Rome, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Vatican City, Monastero Di S.Benedetto, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

5
nights
Amalfi

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Il Sentiero Degli Dei and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Take a break from Amalfi with a short trip to Chiesa San Pietro Apostolo in Cetara, about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Francesco, don't miss a visit to Parocchia di San Luca Evangelista, and Head underground at Grotte di Suppraiano.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Amalfi trip planner.

Do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Amalfi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Rome in March since evenings lows in Amalfi dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Ravello, Praiano, Atrani, Il Sentiero Degli Dei, Chiesa San Pietro Apostolo
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Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

5
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Discover out-of-the-way places like Galleria Borbonica and Catacombe di San Gaudioso. Step out of Naples to go to Sorrento and see Wine Tours & Tastings, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Underground Naples, get to know the fascinating history of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli, make a trip to Miglio Sacro, and get curious at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and subway from Amalfi to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Amalfi in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 46°F in Naples. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
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Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Underground Naples ©
Underground Naples
Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli ©

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Duomo di Siracusa and Centro Storico. Venture out of the city with trips to Scicli (in Scicli), Ragusa (Duomo San Giorgio & Ragusa Ibla) and Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari (in Noto). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. George, Head underground at Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), and take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Syracuse planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Naples to Syracuse in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Noto, Ragusa, Cathedral of St. George, Scicli
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Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa
Ragusa Ibla ©
Ragusa Ibla
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

4
nights
Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palazzo Conte Federico and Monte Pellegrino. Step out of Palermo to go to Aspra and see Museo dell'Acciuga, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Santa Rosalia, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, and make a trip to Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Palermo planner .

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Palermo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Turin.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Museo dell'Acciuga
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Palazzo Conte Federico ©
Palazzo Conte Federico
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace
Piazza Pretoria ©
Piazza Pretoria

5
nights
Turin

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Santuario della Consolata and Museo Pietro Micca. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Lorenzo, see the interesting displays at J Museum - Museo Della Juventus, get engrossed in the history at Borgo Medievale, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella dei Banchieri e dei Mercanti.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Turin trip planner.

You can fly from Palermo to Turin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Turin can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites Scenic Drive
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Juventus Museum ©
Juventus Museum
Santuario della Consolata ©
Santuario della Consolata
Church of San Lorenzo ©
Church of San Lorenzo

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