51 days in Italy Itinerary

51 days in Italy Itinerary

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51 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Playa del Carmen
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Rome
— 6 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
2
Naples
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Ravello
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Assisi
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Siena
— 6 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Florence
— 7 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
7
Verona
— 5 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
8
Venice
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  16​h
End: Playa del Carmen

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.
Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Take a break from the city and head to Catacombe di San Callisto and Riserva Naturale Regionale Macchiatonda. Step out of Rome to go to Tivoli and see Villa Adriana, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rome road trip planning site .

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Playa del Carmen in September since evenings lows in Rome dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Vatican City, Riserva Naturale Regionale Macchiatonda, Villa Adriana
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

6
nights
Naples

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Let the collections at Sol’Art Ceramiche and Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli capture your imagination. Get in touch with nature at Fishing Charters & Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Oasi Valle della Caccia (in Senerchia), Salerno (Libreria Antiquaria Vecchi Libri & Marina Di Vietri) and Vietri sul Mare (Le Vigne di Raito, Ceramica D'Urso Vietri, & more). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, explore the world behind art at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, and steep yourself in history at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

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

Getting from Rome to Naples by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Naples sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ravello.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Vietri sul Mare, Salerno, Oasi Valle della Caccia, Scuba & Snorkeling, Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins

6
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Relax by the water at Spiaggia di castiglione and Fornillo. You'll explore and learn at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma and Petit Prince Art Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Ravello: Positano (Church of Santa Maria Assunta & Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano) and Spiaggia Lannio (in Cetara).

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ravello journey maker website .

Traveling by car from Naples to Ravello takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Naples in September since evenings lows in Ravello dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Positano, Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, Parrocchia San Giovanni, Spiaggia di Atrani
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Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

6
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Popular historic sites such as Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi and Rocca Maggiore are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Wild Foods Italy and Bosco di San Francesco. Explore Assisi's surroundings by going to Museo del Pianoforte Storico e del Suono (in Fabriano), Montioni Frantoio e Cantina (in Montefalco) and Museo Cinema a Pennello (in Montecosaro). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Eremo delle Carceri, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, take in the exciting artwork at Assisi Galleria 6C, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola.

Make your Assisi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Ravello to Assisi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in September, Assisi is little chillier at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Siena.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Montefalco, Vineria del Carmine, Museo del Pianoforte Storico e del Suono, Museo Cinema a Pennello, Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

6
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Siena and Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico. Do your shopping at Bianco e Nero di Sonia Staccioli and Silvia Tanganelli. Explore Siena's surroundings by going to Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate), Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano) and Famiglia Buccelletti Winery (in Castiglion Fiorentino). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, learn about winemaking at Accademia del Buon Gusto, and don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Siena trip planner .

Traveling by car from Assisi to Siena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Siena, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Wineries Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Montalcino, Guardastelle Vineyard, Famiglia Buccelletti Winery, Fattoria di Montemaggio, Poggio al Bosco
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Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©

7
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Palazzo Vecchio. Museum-lovers will get to explore Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Basilica di Santa Croce. Venture out of the city with trips to Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa), Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Basilica San Vitale (in Ravenna). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

For reviews and tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by bus from Siena to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Castello del Trebbio, Basilica San Vitale
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

5
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Piazza delle Erbe and Fondazione Bisazza. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arena di Verona and Quinzano. Step out of Verona to go to Saviore dell'Adamello and see Valsaviore, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, delve into the distant past at Operaforte, explore the historical opulence of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, and admire the sheer force of Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Verona travel route app .

Traveling by train from Florence to Verona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Florence, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Verona, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Valsaviore, Fondazione Bisazza
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Fondazione Bisazza ©
Fondazione Bisazza
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe

7
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Doge's Palace and Gallerie dell'Accademia. For shopping fun, head to La Biennale di Venezia - Arsenale or Max Studio. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio, Scrovegni Chapel, & more). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, explore the world behind art at Museo Correr, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and explore the galleries of Ca' d'Oro.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice itinerary builder app .

You can take a bus from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In October in Venice, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Padua
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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