56 days in Italy Itinerary

56 days in Italy Itinerary

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56 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca
Fly:  3​h
1
Venice
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
2
Padua
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Ferrara
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Ravenna
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Bologna
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
6
Modena
— 1 night
train:  1​h
7
Parma
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Verona
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
9
Brescia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
10
Bergamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
11
Milan
— 4 nights
12
Turin
— 3 nights
13
Genoa
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
14
Cagliari, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
15
Palermo, Sicily
— 3 nights
16
Syracuse, Sicily
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
17
Catania, Sicily
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
18
Bari
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
19
Salerno
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
20
Naples
— 3 nights
21
Rome
— 4 nights
22
Perugia
— 2 nights
23
Florence
— 3 nights
+2
train + shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Cluj-Napoca

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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 Museo Correr, Ca' Rezzonico and Museo Ebraico di Venezia. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and don't miss a visit to St Mark's Campanile.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Venice journey planner .

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Venice is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Venice due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cluj-Napoca in September since evenings lows in Venice dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Padua.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Padua

Padua ©
Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes MUSME - Museum of the History of Medicine of Padova, Chiesa di Santa Croce, Ponte Molino, and other attractions you added. On the 5th (Thu), make a trip to Prato della Valle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa degli Eremitani, take in nature's colorful creations at Orto Botanico di Padova, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant’Antonio, then contemplate the long history of Piazza dei Signori, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Giustina. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Gaetano, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ponte Molino, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Croce, then admire the landmark architecture of Ragione Palace, and finally get curious at MUSME - Museum of the History of Medicine of Padova.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Padua road trip website .

Padua is just a stone's throw from Venice. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Venice in September: highs in Padua hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Ferrara.

Things to do in Padua

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums
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Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel
Basilica di Sant’Antonio ©
Basilica di Sant’Antonio
Prato della Valle ©
Prato della Valle

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Ferrara

Ferrara ©
With surrounding medieval walls and network of 15th- and 16th-century architecture, the city of Ferrara is often deemed the Heart of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palazzo dei Diamanti, Via delle Volte and Monastero di Sant'Antonio in Polesine. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia), step into the grandiose world of Castello Estense, admire the striking features of Palazzo dei Diamanti, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Via delle Volte, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastero di Sant'Antonio in Polesine, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ferrara Cathedral.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ferrara trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can take a bus from Padua to Ferrara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Padua, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ferrara, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Ravenna.

Things to do in Ferrara

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:
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Castello Estense ©
Castello Estense
Ferrara Cathedral ©
Ferrara Cathedral

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Ravenna

Ravenna ©
Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Teodorico Mausoleum, Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe and Basilica di San Giovanni Evangelista. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giovanni Evangelista, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe, steep yourself in history at Teodorico Mausoleum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero degli Ariani, then pause for some photo ops at Dante's tomb and Quadrarco of Braccioforte, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Francesco, Ravenna. On your second day here, make a trip to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Vitale, take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), contemplate the long history of Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, then see the interesting displays at Archiepiscopal Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Domus dei Tappeti di Pietra.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ravenna trip website .

You can take a train from Ferrara to Ravenna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Ravenna sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bologna.

Things to do in Ravenna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe
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Highlights from your plan
Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia ©
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo ©

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Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Museo di Palazzo Poggi, Chiesa dei Santi Bartolomeo e Gaetano, Reale Collegio di Spagna, and other attractions. On the 10th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca, explore the world behind art at Museo di Palazzo Poggi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Domenico, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Martino Maggiore, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dei Santi Bartolomeo e Gaetano. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Reale Collegio di Spagna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Petronio, then get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Comunale, then steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bologna planner .

Traveling by car from Ravenna to Bologna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Modena.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums
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Piazza Maggiore ©
Piazza Maggiore
Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda ©
Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©

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Modena

Modena ©
Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
You've now added Piazza Grande to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Grande, see the interesting displays at MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari, then examine the collection at Museo Ferrari, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Modena.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Modena trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Bologna to Modena by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Parma.

Things to do in Modena

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Museo Ferrari
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Modena ©
Duomo di Modena
Museo Ferrari ©
Museo Ferrari
Piazza Grande ©
Piazza Grande

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Parma

Parma ©
Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato, Teatro Farnese, Chiesa di San Vitale, and other attractions you added. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Parma, walk around Parco Ducale, and step into the grandiose world of Castello di Torrechiara.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Parma travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Modena to Parma takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Parma

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Rocca Meli Lupi di Soragna, Castello di Grazzano Visconti, Castello di Torrechiara, Stretti di Giaredo, Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Cattedrale di Parma ©
Cattedrale di Parma
Teatro Farnese ©
Teatro Farnese
Battistero di Parma ©
Battistero di Parma

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Porta dei Borsari, Verona's Cathedral (Duomo), San Fermo Maggiore, Verona, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, explore the historical opulence of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, admire the striking features of Palazzo Giardino Giusti, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Fermo Maggiore, Verona, and finally don't miss a visit to Porta dei Borsari. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Verona's Cathedral (Duomo), explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, then wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, then admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta, and finally experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Verona attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Parma to Verona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can take a train to Brescia.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

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Brescia

Brescia ©
As the second largest city in Lombardy after Milan, Brescia has served as an important hub of commerce and culture since pre-Roman times.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chiesa dei Santi Faustino e Giovita, Chiesa di Sant'Afra in Sant'Eufemia and Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi. On the 18th (Wed), make a trip to Chiesa dei Santi Faustino e Giovita, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo Vecchio di Brescia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Afra in Sant'Eufemia, then explore the world behind art at Museo di Santa Giulia, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Cathedral of Cremona. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Scaligero Castle, then delve into the distant past at Grotte di Catullo, then make a trip to Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally step into the grandiose world of Brescia Castle.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Brescia itinerary planning site .

Traveling by train from Verona to Brescia takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bergamo.

Things to do in Brescia

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Sirmione, Cathedral of Cremona
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Brescia Castle ©
Brescia Castle
Scaligero Castle ©
Scaligero Castle
Grotte di Catullo ©
Grotte di Catullo

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Bergamo

Bergamo ©
In the foothills of the Alps, Bergamo is features a wealth of artistic treasures and a charming medieval atmosphere.
You've added Tempietto di Santa Croce, Lago di Como, Funicolare Bergamo Alta, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella Colleoni, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Como. On your second day here, get interesting insight from Funicolare Bergamo Alta, admire the striking features of La Citta Alta, contemplate the long history of Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tempietto di Santa Croce, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Michele al Pozzo Bianco, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Vecchia.

Find out how to plan Bergamo trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Brescia to Bergamo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Bergamo

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lago di Como
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
La Citta Alta ©
La Citta Alta
Lago di Como ©
Lago di Como
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes I Navigli, Gallerie d’Italia, Parco Sempione, and other attractions. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Milan day trip site .

Getting from Bergamo to Milan by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Milan are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Turin.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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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.
You've added Santuario della Consolata, Museum of the Risorgimento, Piazza Vittorio Veneto, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museo Egizio, make a trip to Piazza San Carlo, see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and take some stellar pictures from Basilica of Superga.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Turin day trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Milan to Turin takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Milan in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Turin: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Genoa.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Basilica of Superga
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Museo Nazionale del Cinema ©
Museo Nazionale del Cinema
Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio
Basilica of Superga ©
Basilica of Superga

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Genoa

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola, Palazzi dei Rolli and Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari. When in Genoa, make a side trip to see Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza in Monterosso al Mare, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, take in the waterfront at Old Port, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Genoa holiday planner.

Drive from Turin to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Turin in September: high temperatures in Genoa hover around 29°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cagliari.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your plan
Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Spiaggia di Tuerredda, Chiesa di San Michele, Poetto, and other attractions you added. On the 2nd (Wed), kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Tuerredda, delve into the distant past at Area Archeologica di Nora, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Michele, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dell'Elefante, and finally don't miss a visit to Bastione di Saint Remy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Su Nuraxi, stroll through Poetto, and then explore the historical opulence of Castello di San Michele.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cagliari online holiday planner .

Fly from Genoa to Cagliari in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Genoa in October, you will find days in Cagliari are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Cagliari

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Area Archeologica di Nora, Su Nuraxi, Spiaggia di Tuerredda
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Area Archeologica di Nora ©
Area Archeologica di Nora
Spiaggia di Tuerredda ©
Spiaggia di Tuerredda
Su Nuraxi ©
Su Nuraxi

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Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Tempio di Segesta has been added to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Palermo side-trips: Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo) and Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cattedrale di Palermo, stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, and steep yourself in history at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Palermo trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Cagliari to Palermo by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or ride a ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Syracuse.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Tempio di Segesta, Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro, Duomo di Monreale
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Tempio di Segesta ©
Tempio di Segesta

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parco Archeologico della Neapolis. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Teatro Greco, then explore the fascinating underground world of Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), then pause for some serene contemplation at Syracuse Cathedral, and finally head off the coast to Ortigia. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Syracuse trip maker site .

You can drive from Palermo to Syracuse in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Catania.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Centro Storico
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Syracuse Cathedral ©
Syracuse Cathedral
Ortigia ©
Ortigia

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mt Etna. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate the geological forces at Mt Etna and then contemplate the long history of Piazza Duomo. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania, take an in-depth tour of Monastero dei Benedettini, then take in the pleasant sights at Piazza IX Aprile, then make a trip to Corso Umberto, and finally stroll around Villa Comunale.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Catania trip builder .

Drive from Syracuse to Catania in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Catania are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bari.

Things to do in Catania

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Taormina
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Mt Etna ©
Mt Etna
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale
Piazza Duomo ©
Piazza Duomo

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Bari

Bari ©
Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Castello Normanno Svevo as well as Sassi di Matera. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): make a trip to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Castellana, and then admire the striking features of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Nicola, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera, and then step into the grandiose world of Castello Normanno Svevo.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bari trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Catania to Bari in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bari can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Salerno.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Sassi di Matera, I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, Grotte di Castellana
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica San Nicola ©
Basilica San Nicola
Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera

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Salerno

Salerno ©
While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum, Castello di Arechi, Valle delle Ferriere, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Arechi, then explore the ancient world of Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum, and finally delve into the distant past at Paestum Ruins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally admire the sheer force of Valle delle Ferriere.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Salerno day trip planner .

You can drive from Bari to Salerno in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Bari in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Salerno, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Naples.

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Historic Sites Parks Nature

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Paestum, Ravello, Amalfi
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Paestum Ruins
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens
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Villa Rufolo

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Naples

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Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You've added Castel dell'Ovo, Castel Nuovo - Maschio Angioino, Duomo di Napoli, and other attractions to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Pompeii Archaeological Park, steep yourself in history at Underground Naples, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano.

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

Naples is just a stone's throw from Salerno. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Salerno in October since evenings lows in Naples dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

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Pompeii Archaeological Park, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Museo Cappella Sansevero

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Rome

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Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Musei Capitolini. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rome visit planner.

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Rome sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Perugia.

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Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

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Colosseum
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Pantheon
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St. Peter's Basilica

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Perugia

Perugia ©
Though it features Etruscan defensive walls and a medieval town center, Perugia is perhaps best known for its fine chocolate and annual chocolate festival.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Lake Trasimeno, Basilica di San Domenico, Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Trasimeno, explore the world behind art at Basilica di San Domenico, explore the ancient world of Arco Etrusco, make a trip to Corso Vannucci, then step into the grandiose world of Rocca Paolina, and finally make a trip to Fontana Maggiore. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata delle Marmore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then don't miss a visit to Eremo delle Carceri, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Perugia online tour builder .

Traveling by bus from Rome to Perugia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Perugia are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Perugia

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Assisi, Cascata delle Marmore
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Florence

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Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 24th (Thu), take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally make a trip to Piazza della Signoria.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip tool .

Traveling by car from Perugia to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 26th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
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Piazzale Michelangelo

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