48 days in Italy Itinerary

48 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Venice
— 6 nights
2
Florence
— 5 nights
3
Rome
— 6 nights
4
Naples
— 6 nights
5
Catania, Sicily
— 4 nights
6
Palermo, Sicily
— 4 nights
7
Cagliari, Sardinia
— 4 nights
8
Alghero, Sardinia
— 3 nights
9
Arzachena, Sardinia
— 2 nights
10
Milan
— 5 nights

6
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Venice Jazz Club, Al Parlamento and Time Social Bar. Step off the beaten path and head to Battistero del Duomo and Casa del Petrarca. Get some cultural insight at Chiesa di San Zaccaria and Abbazia di S.Maria di Praglia. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Basilica di Santa Giustina (in Padua), Borgo rurale di Clauiano (in Clauiano) and Fogliano Redipuglia (Military Memorial Redipuglia & Colle Sant'Elia). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Castello Cini Monselice, contemplate the long history of I Portoni della Bra, take a stroll through Campo Santa Margherita, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Cattedrale.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Venice holiday planning tool.

Kelowna, Canada to Venice is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kelowna to Venice is 9 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Venice can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums

Side Trips

Ferrara, Padua, Verona, Fogliano Redipuglia, Basilica of Santa Eufemia
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 22:
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Chiesa di San Zaccaria ©
Chiesa di San Zaccaria
Military Memorial Redipuglia ©
Military Memorial Redipuglia
Abbazia di S.Maria di Praglia ©
Abbazia di S.Maria di Praglia

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Basilica of San Frediano and San Domenico Church will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele and Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina (in Pisa), Puccini Museum - Casa Natale (in Lucca) and Arezzo Cathedral (in Arezzo). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Palazzo Strozzi, get engrossed in the history at Corridoio Vasariano, examine the collection at Cappella Brancacci, and browse the exhibits of Museo degli Innocenti.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Florence journey maker.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Lucca, Arezzo, Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 27:
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Church and Museum of Orsanmichele ©
Church and Museum of Orsanmichele
Arezzo Cathedral ©
Arezzo Cathedral
Basilica of San Frediano ©
Basilica of San Frediano

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Piazza del Campidoglio and Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Quirinale Palace (Palazzo del Quirinale) and Basilica di Santa Prassede. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Bunker Soratte (in Sant'Oreste), Rieti (Rieti's Underground & Santuario di Fonte Colombo) and Santuario Francescano del Presepe (in Greccio). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Vatican Necropolis, appreciate the extensive heritage of Viterbo Historic Centre, make a trip to Trajan's Column, and admire the masterpieces at Villa Farnesina.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary planning website.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Rome can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Viterbo, Vatican City, Rieti, Bunker Soratte, Santuario Francescano del Presepe
Find places to stay Mar 27 — Apr 2:
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Domus Aurea ©
Domus Aurea
Bunker Soratte ©
Bunker Soratte
Vatican Necropolis ©
Vatican Necropolis

6
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 Oltre I Resti and Sant'Anna dei Lombardi (Monteoliveto). Do some cultural sightseeing at Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro and San Domenico Maggiore. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Pompeii (Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, Forum Baths, &more) and Pozzuoli (Cattedrale di Pozzuoli, Rione Terra, &more). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta, don't miss a visit to Grotta di Seiano, browse the exhibits of Complesso Museale Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco, and get engrossed in the history at Museo delle Torture.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Naples vacation planner.

Getting from Rome to Naples by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In April in Naples, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Catania.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Pompeii, Pozzuoli
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Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro ©
Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro
Rione Terra ©
Rione Terra
Casa del Fauno ©
Casa del Fauno

4
nights
Catania, Sicily

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica di Santa Maria and Chiesa di San Nicolo. Chiesa San Benedetto and Chiesa di San Placido are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Chiesa di Santa Maria di Betlem (in Modica), Cattedrale di San Giovanni Battista (in Ragusa) and Randazzo (Via degli Archi & Casa della Musica e della Liuteria Medievale). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Fontana dell'Elefante, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Maria Santissima Delle Vittorie, contemplate the long history of Cappella Bonajuto, and make a trip to Santuario Sant'Agata al Carcere.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Catania trip maker tool.

Fly from Naples to Catania in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Naples in April, Catania is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Randazzo, Piazza Armerina, Chiesa di Santa Maria di Betlem, Cattedrale di San Giovanni Battista
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 12:
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Cappella Bonajuto ©
Cappella Bonajuto
Basilica di Santa Maria ©
Basilica di Santa Maria
Chiesa San Benedetto ©
Chiesa San Benedetto

4
nights
Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo and Santuario dello Spirito Santo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Oratorio del Rosario di San Domenico and Church of Saint Augustine - Chiesa di Sant'Agostino. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palermo: Castelbuono (Cappella Palatina - Cappella di Sant'Anna & Castello dei Ventimiglia), Riserva naturale orientata Bosco della Ficuzza, Rocca Busambra, Bosco del Cappelliere e Gorgo del Drago (in Corleone) and Chiesa Madre Gangi (in Gangi). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Albero Falcone, admire the masterpieces at Villa Zito, take a stroll through La Kalsa, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacomba Paleocristiana di Porta d'Ossuna.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Palermo online road trip planner.

Getting from Catania to Palermo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Cagliari.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Castelbuono, Gangi, Riserva naturale orientata Bosco della Ficuzza, Rocca Busambra, Bosco del Cappelliere e Gorgo del Drago
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 16:
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4
nights
Cagliari, Sardinia

Cagliari ©
The capital of Sardinia, Cagliari is spread out over seven hills and still bears the marks of its past conquerors, including the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Castello di Acquafredda and MURATS. Museo Unico Regionale Arte Tessile Sarda. Escape the urban bustle at Giara di Gesturi - Escursioni a Cavallo and Pescaturismo Villasimius Carlo Portoghese. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cagliari: Parc - Paleo Archeo Centro (in Genoni), Menhir Museum (in Laconi) and Pozzo Sacro Sant'Anastasia (in Sardara). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Quartiere Villanova, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Chiara di Iglesias, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Sepolcro, and take in the dramatic natural features at Pan di Zucchero.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cagliari trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Palermo to Cagliari in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Alghero.

Things to do in Cagliari

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Parc - Paleo Archeo Centro, Pescaturismo Villasimius Carlo Portoghese, Menhir Museum, MURATS. Museo Unico Regionale Arte Tessile Sarda, Castello di Acquafredda
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 20:
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Chiesa dei Santi Giorgio e Caterina ©
Chiesa dei Santi Giorgio e Caterina
Giara di Gesturi - Escursioni a Cavallo ©
Giara di Gesturi - Escursioni a Cavallo
Castello di Acquafredda ©
Castello di Acquafredda

3
nights
Alghero, Sardinia

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Chiesa di San Francesco and Cattedrale di Santa Maria will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica di Santa Maria del Regno and Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri. Get out of town with these interesting Alghero side-trips: Cattedrale dell'Immacolata Concezione (in Bosa) and Basilica di Sant'Antioco di Bisarcio (in Ozieri). Next up on the itinerary: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, trot along with a tour on horseback, don't miss a visit to Affacci a mare: Bastioni e Lungomare, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Civica.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Alghero trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Cagliari to Alghero takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Arzachena.

Things to do in Alghero

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Basilica di Santa Maria del Regno, Cattedrale dell'Immacolata Concezione, Basilica di Sant'Antioco di Bisarcio
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 23:
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Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri ©
Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri
Kayaking & Canoeing
Chiesa di San Francesco ©
Chiesa di San Francesco

2
nights
Arzachena, Sardinia

Arzachena ©
Arzachena is a town and comune in the province of Sassari, northern Sardinia, Italy. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di S. Antonio di Padova, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Le Piscine, thenexplore the ancient world of Li Lolghi, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Li Triceddi. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Necropoli di Li Muri, explore the ancient world of Tomba di Giganti Moru, enjoy the sea views from Faro di Capo Ferro, thentrek along Pevero Health Track, and finally learn about winemaking at Enoteca 24 by Sardinia Wine Service.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Arzachena visit planner.

You can drive from Alghero to Arzachena in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Arzachena

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Necropoli di Li Muri ©
Necropoli di Li Muri
Spiaggia Le Piscine ©
Spiaggia Le Piscine
Pevero Health Track ©
Pevero Health Track

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata and Basilica di Sant'Abbondio. Discover out-of-the-way places like Santuario di Caravaggio - Santa Maria del Fronte and La Casa Maledetta. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Castello di San Vigilio (in Bergamo), Lungolago Aldo Moro (in Vercurago) and Abbazia di San Pietro al Monte (in Civate). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Fedele, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria del Carmine, contemplate the long history of The Bramante Sacristy, and delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Milan route planner.

You can fly from Arzachena to Milan in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Como, Santuario di Caravaggio - Santa Maria del Fronte, Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata, Castello di San Vigilio, Lungolago Aldo Moro
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 30:
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Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata ©
Abbazia di San Pietro al Monte ©
Abbazia di San Pietro al Monte

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