60 days in Italy Itinerary

60 days in Italy Itinerary

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60 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Verona
1
Verona
— 7 nights
Train:  15​min
2
Castelnuovo del Garda
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
3
Lazise
— 3 nights
Ferry:  45​min
4
Sirmione
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Venice
— 9 nights
Train:  30​min
6
Padua
— 8 nights
Train:  1​h
7
Bologna
— 9 nights
Bus:  1​h
8
Parma
— 6 nights
Train:  1​h
9
Cremona
— 6 nights
Train:  45​min
10
Mantua
— 4 nights
Bus:  45​min
End: Verona

7
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.
Do your shopping at Piazza delle Erbe and Libreria Antiquaria Perini. Get some cultural insight at Arena di Verona and Museo di Castelvecchio. Take a break from Verona with a short trip to Fondazione Bisazza in Montecchio Maggiore, about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, wander the streets of Quinzano, explore the historical opulence of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, and learn about winemaking at Bertani.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Verona road trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Verona. June in Verona sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Castelnuovo del Garda.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Le Marognole Azienda Agricola, Fondazione Bisazza
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe

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nights
Castelnuovo del Garda

Castelnuovo del Garda ©
Escape the urban bustle at Spiaggia Bergamini and Spiaggia litorale Cappuccini. Visit Bracco Baldo Beach and Lido ai Pioppi for some beach relaxation. Pack the 28th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Gardaland Park.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Castelnuovo del Garda holiday maker site .

Castelnuovo del Garda is just a stone's throw from Verona. In June, daily temperatures in Castelnuovo del Garda can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lazise.

Things to do in Castelnuovo del Garda

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Peschiera del Garda
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Gardaland Park ©
Gardaland Park

3
nights
Lazise

Lazise ©
Lazise is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 120km west of Venice and about 20km northwest of Verona. Kids will appreciate attractions like Spiaggia Castelletto di Brenzone and Lido Mirabello Beach. Get some cultural insight at Villa Calicantus and Guerrieri Rizzardi. Get out of town with these interesting Lazise side-trips: Sabbioni Beach (in Riva Del Garda), Gardaparagliding (in Toscolano-Maderno) and Spiaggia per Cani (in Val Maria-Pur). It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Al Corno Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lazise trip builder website .

Lazise is just a stone's throw from Castelnuovo del Garda. June in Lazise sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Sirmione.

Things to do in Lazise

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Bardolino, Sabbioni Beach, Spiaggia Castelletto di Brenzone, Gardaparagliding, Al Corno Beach
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Gardaparagliding ©
Gardaparagliding
Villa Calicantus ©
Villa Calicantus
Guerrieri Rizzardi ©
Guerrieri Rizzardi

4
nights
Sirmione

Sirmione ©
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). Do some cultural sightseeing at Parco Archeologico Comunale di Seradina-Bedolina and Parco Archeologico Naturalistico della Rocca di Manerba del Garda. Escape the urban bustle at Spiaggia Fonte Torrente San Giovanni and Jamaica Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Sirmione: Valsaviore (in Saviore dell'Adamello) and Valtenesi del Garda (in San Felice del Benaco). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Spiaggia-Passeggiata delle Muse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Rivoltella, and step into the grandiose world of Rocca Scaligera di Sirmione.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sirmione planner .

Getting from Lazise to Sirmione by car takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. July in Sirmione sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Sirmione

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Desenzano Del Garda, Parco Archeologico Naturalistico della Rocca di Manerba del Garda, Parco Archeologico Comunale di Seradina-Bedolina, Spiaggia Fonte Torrente San Giovanni, Valtenesi del Garda
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Castello Scaligero ©
Castello Scaligero
Valtenesi del Garda ©
Valtenesi del Garda

9
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.
Get some cultural insight at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and St. Mark's Square. Appreciate the collections at Doge's Palace and Museo Ebraico di Venezia. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Riviera 6 - Bagno 6 (in Lignano Riviera) and Bagni Sirena (in Sottomarina). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, kick back and relax at Bagni Alberoni, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Venice day trip site .

You can drive from Sirmione to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Padua.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bagni Sirena, Riviera 6 - Bagno 6
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Ponte di Rialto ©
Ponte di Rialto
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

8
nights
Padua

Padua ©
Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
You'll explore and learn at MUSME - Museum of the History of Medicine of Padova and Esapolis - Museo Vivente degli insetti. For shopping fun, head to Incantesimi di Alberto or Sotto il Salone. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Padua: Percorso trincee sul Massiccio del Grappa - localita Col Campeggia (in Romano d'Ezzelino) and Sacrario di Cima Grappa (in Borso del Grappa). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, contemplate the long history of Chiesa degli Eremitani, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Battistero del Duomo, and make a trip to Chiesa di Santa Sofia.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Padua online travel route builder .

Padua is just a stone's throw from Venice. Traveling from Venice in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Padua. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Padua

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Percorso trincee sul Massiccio del Grappa – localita Col Campeggia, Sacrario di Cima Grappa
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Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel
Basilica di Sant’Antonio ©
Basilica di Sant’Antonio
Chiesa degli Eremitani ©
Chiesa degli Eremitani

9
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Appreciate the collections at Pitti Palace and Uffizi Galleries. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Basilica di Santa Croce. Explore Bologna's surroundings by going to Florence (Piazza della Signoria, The Baptistery of St. John, & more), Ravenna (Basilica San Vitale & Archiepiscopal Museum) and Bellaria-Igea Marina (Bagno Toni 87, Bagno Gori 16, & more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno 300, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Domenico, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagno Renato 164 Cervia, and hike along Pineta di Pinarella e Tagliata.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bologna day trip planning website .

Take a train from Padua to Bologna in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Padua in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bologna, with highs around 37°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Parma.

Things to do in Bologna

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Florence, Cervia, Bellaria-Igea Marina, Ravenna
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Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

6
nights
Parma

Parma ©
Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
Kids will enjoy Bagno Minerva and Baia del Silenzio. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cattedrale di Parma and Camera di San Paolo. Change things up with these side-trips from Parma: Oasi WWF dei Ghirardi (in Borgo val di Taro), Botanical Garden Maria Ansaldi Pania di Corfino (in Villa Collemandina) and Asciutti Carlo (in Carrara). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Regionale dell'Aveto, contemplate the long history of Sottopasso del Ponte Romano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di Parma, and examine the collection at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti.

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

You can take a bus from Bologna to Parma in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cremona.

Things to do in Parma

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Parco Regionale dell'Aveto, Bagno Minerva, Baia del Silenzio, Bagno Italia, Botanical Garden Maria Ansaldi Pania di Corfino
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Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio
Cattedrale di Parma ©
Cattedrale di Parma
Battistero di Parma ©
Battistero di Parma

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nights
Cremona

Cremona ©
Cremona is a city and comune in northern Italy, situated in Lombardy, on the left bank of the Po River in the middle of the Pianura Padana (Po valley). You'll explore and learn at Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata and Museo Paleoantropologico del Po. Get in touch with nature at Parco delle Colonie Padane and Maneggio Cascina Rosina. Venture out of the city with trips to Basilica Santa Maria della Croce (in Crema), Borgo Castell'Arquato (in Castell'Arquato) and Church and Baptistery in Vigolo Marchese (in Vigolo Marchese). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Maggi Giorgio, explore the historical opulence of Gropparello Castle - Fairy Tales Park, see the interesting displays at Museo Civico di Canneto sull'Oglio, and steep yourself in history at Rocca d'Olgisio.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cremona day trip planning tool .

Drive from Parma to Cremona in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Mantua.

Things to do in Cremona

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Castello di Gropparello, Maneggio Cascina Rosina, Borgo Castell'Arquato, Azienda Agricola Maggi Giorgio di Maggi Lucia, Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata
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4
nights
Mantua

Mantua ©
Often overlooked in favor of nearby Lake Garda, Mantua is one of northern Italy's Renaissance gems.
Get a sense of the local culture at Palazzo Ducale Mantova and Palazzo Te. Take a break from the city and head to Riserva Naturale Paludi and Giardini di Belfiore. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mantua: Chiesa di Sant'Andrea (in Asola), Riserva Naturale Isola Boschina (in Ostiglia) and National Museum of Carousel and the Popular Tradition (in Bergantino). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Parco del Mincio, look for gifts at La Corte Dei Gonzaga, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova, and admire the landmark architecture of Abbazia di Polirone.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mantua trip itinerary tool .

You can take a train from Cremona to Mantua in an hour. Another option is to drive. In August in Mantua, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus back home.

Things to do in Mantua

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ostiglia, Abbazia di Polirone, Chiesa di Sant'Andrea, Bosco Fontana, National Museum of Carousel and the Popular Tradition
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Riserva Naturale Paludi ©
Riserva Naturale Paludi
Palazzo Ducale Mantova ©
Palazzo Ducale Mantova
Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova ©

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