47 days in Italy Itinerary

47 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

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
+2
Train + Foot + 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba. Venture out of the city with trips to Castello Estense (in Ferrara), Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua) and Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico (in Trieste). There's still lots to do: visit Cannaregio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary planner.

Chicago, USA to Venice is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Venice is 7 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in March, with highs in Venice at 58°F and lows at 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Trieste, Castello Estense, Scrovegni Chapel
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 6:
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Food Tours
Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba ©
Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Parco Giardino Sigurta and Borghetto sul Mincio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Verona: MUSE - Science Museum (in Trento), Palazzo Te (in Mantua) and La Citta Alta (in Bergamo). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff, explore the galleries of Casa di Giulietta, make a trip to Piazza Bra, and see where the action happens at Arena di Verona.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Verona online sightseeing planner.

Take a bus from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Venice in March; daily highs in Verona reach 84°F and lows reach 84°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Valeggio Sul Mincio, MUSE - Science Museum, Palazzo Te, La Citta Alta, I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 10:
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Parco Giardino Sigurta ©
Parco Giardino Sigurta
Borghetto sul Mincio ©
Borghetto sul Mincio
MUSE - Science Museum ©
MUSE - Science Museum

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Baptistery of St. John and Loggia dei Lanzi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Historic Centre of San Gimignano (in San Gimignano), Ravenna (Mausoleo di Galla Placidia & Basilica San Vitale) and Bologna (Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano & Basilica di San Petronio). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baptistery of St. John, and examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence holiday planner.

Getting from Verona to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Verona in March: high temperatures in Florence hover around 59°F and lows are around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Pisa, Ravenna, Bologna, Piazza Anfiteatro, Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 15:
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Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

4
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Piazza del Comune and Chiesa Nuova. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Rufino, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, identify plant and animal life at Bosco di San Francesco, and explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore.

To find maps and more tourist information, use the Assisi itinerary tool.

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 Museums
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 19:
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Cattedrale di San Rufino ©
Cattedrale di San Rufino
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls and Room Escape Games. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica) and Monastero Di S.Benedetto (in Subiaco). The adventure continues: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Vatican City, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, Monastero Di S.Benedetto
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 24:
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls ©
Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls
Wine Tours & Tastings

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Il Sentiero Degli Dei and Villa Cimbrone Gardens. Get out of town with these interesting Amalfi side-trips: Chiesa San Pietro Apostolo (in Cetara) and Grotte di Suppraiano (in Praiano). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sorrow (Sancturio Maria Santissima Addolorata), admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, and don't miss a visit to Parocchia di San Luca Evangelista.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Amalfi trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of train and subway from Rome to Amalfi takes 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Ravello, Atrani, Praiano, Il Sentiero Degli Dei, Chiesa di San Francesco
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 29:
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Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Museo della Carta ©
Museo della Carta

5
nights
Naples

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Catacombe di San Gaudioso. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples, admire the masterpieces at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, don't miss a visit to Oltre I Resti, and see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Naples trip planner.

Getting from Amalfi to Naples by combination of taxi and subway takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Naples when traveling from Amalfi in March, with lows around 46°F. 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
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 3:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Underground Naples ©
Underground Naples
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Storico and Ragusa Ibla. Get out of town with these interesting Syracuse side-trips: Duomo San Giorgio (in Ragusa), Scicli (in Scicli) and Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari (in Noto). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siracusa, Head underground at Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), and get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Syracuse trip itinerary tool.

Do a combination of flight and train from Naples to Syracuse in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ragusa, Noto, Scicli, Cathedral of St. George
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 6:
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Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Scicli ©
Scicli

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 Norman Palace. Go for a jaunt from Palermo to Aspra to see Museo dell'Acciuga about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: cruise along Monte Pellegrino, pause for some photo ops at Monumento strage di Capaci, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Pretoria.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Palermo trip planner.

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

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Museo dell'Acciuga
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 10:
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Palazzo Conte Federico ©
Palazzo Conte Federico
Monte Pellegrino
Monte Pellegrino
Monumento strage di Capaci ©
Monumento strage di Capaci

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Juventus Museum and MAO - Museo d'Arte Orientale. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario della Consolata, contemplate the long history of Piazza Carignano, ponder the design of I toretti, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Pietro Micca.

Start your trip to Turin by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Palermo to Turin by combination of train and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April in Turin, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites Trails
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 15:
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Juventus Museum ©
Juventus Museum
MAO - Museo d'Arte Orientale ©
MAO - Museo d'Arte Orientale
Santuario della Consolata ©
Santuario della Consolata

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