39 days in Italy, Monte-Carlo & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Nice, Fly to Venice
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive
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Amalfi, Italy
— 5 nights
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Drive to Villa San Giovanni, Ferry to Messina Marittima, Drive to Taormina
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Taormina, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Catania, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Palermo, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Milan, Italy — 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan travel route planning website.

New York City, USA to Milan is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Milan due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Milan are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Monte-Carlo.
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco — 2 nights

Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
On the 18th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Prince's Palace. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Gardens, take in the waterfront at Monte Carlo Harbor, pause for some photo ops at Hector Berlioz Statue, then try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Casino Square.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Monte-Carlo online trip builder.

Drive from Milan to Monte-Carlo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Milan in April, Monte-Carlo is a bit warmer at night with lows of 52°F. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 5 nights

City of Romance

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Room Escape Games, Scrovegni Chapel, &more) and Verona (Museo di Castelvecchio, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and explore the world behind art at Museo Correr.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Venice online journey planner.

Getting from Monte-Carlo to Venice by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (Centro Storico di Siena, Duomo di Siena, &more), Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and San Michele in Foro (in Lucca). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Florence, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Pantheon, make a trip to Spanish Steps, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rome day trip app.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Rome are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. On the 5th (Sun), you're off to Amalfi.
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Amalfi, Italy — 5 nights

Painted Town

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amalfi: Positano (Il Sentiero Degli Dei, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, admire the local landmark of Fontana sant'Andrea, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo.

To see maps and more tourist information, you can read our Amalfi trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Rome to Amalfi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Amalfi when traveling from Rome in May, with lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Taormina.
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Taormina, Italy — 1 night

With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): stroll around Villa Comunale, don't miss a visit to Ancient Theatre of Taormina, then kick back and relax at Isola Bella, then take in the pleasant sights at Piazza IX Aprile, and finally don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Taormina day trip planner.

Getting from Amalfi to Taormina by combination of car and ferry takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daily temperatures in Taormina can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Catania.
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Catania, Italy — 4 nights

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Catania: Syracuse (Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), Ortigia, &more). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Etna, explore the world behind art at MUSEO CROCIFERI - Art and Chocolate, admire the striking features of Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania, and make a trip to Chiesa San Benedetto.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Catania trip planner.

Drive from Taormina to Catania in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Catania when traveling from Taormina in May, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Palermo.
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Palermo, Italy — 4 nights

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palermo: Cefalu (Cefalu Coast, Oratorio del Santissimo Sacramento, &more), Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale) and Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Cattedrale di Palermo, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Inferiore, admire the local landmark of Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria), and admire the striking features of Palazzo Conte Federico.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Palermo vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Catania to Palermo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to fly to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 5 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: The Hague (Japanese Garden, Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), &more), Grote Markt (in Haarlem) and Keukenhof (in Lisse). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, wander the streets of Leiden Square (Leidseplein), visit The Jordaan, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace Amsterdam.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner.

Fly from Palermo to Amsterdam in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In May, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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Monaco travel guide

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Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.
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