42 days in Italy Itinerary

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Venice
— 6 nights
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Florence
— 7 nights
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Siena
— 5 nights
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Assisi
— 5 nights
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Rome
— 6 nights
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Naples
— 5 nights
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Ravello
— 7 nights
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Venice — 6 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 (Piazza della Frutta, Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, &more), Parrocchiale Carrara Santo Stefano (in Due Carrare) and Verona (Piazza dei Signori, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Venice trip planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Venice is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In April, Venice is a bit warmer than Copenhagen - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Florence.
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Florence — 7 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Pisa (Duomo di Pisa, Leaning Tower of Pisa, &more), A Solatio Organic Farm (in Certaldo) and Bologna (Palazzo Sampieri Talon, Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Florence online route maker.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Florence sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Siena.
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Siena — 5 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Change things up with these side-trips from Siena: Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate), Museo Diocesano (in Cortona) and Montalcino (il Cocco, Piombaia wine cellar, &more). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Guardastelle Vineyard, explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, experience rural life at Fattoria Casa Sola, and get engrossed in the history at Torre e Casa Campatelli.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Siena itinerary planner.

You can drive from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April in Siena, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Assisi.
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Assisi — 5 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Assisi: Palazzo della Corgna - Palazzo Ducale (in Castiglione del Lago), Vineria del Carmine (in La Bruna) and Cantina Berioli (in Magione). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, do a tasting at Tenuta Cocci Grifoni, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, and explore the world behind art at Museo Cinema a Pennello.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Assisi trip app.

Traveling by car from Siena to Assisi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Assisi, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rome.
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Rome — 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Step out of Rome with an excursion to Villa d'Este in Tivoli--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and contemplate the long history of Colosseum.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rome online trip builder.

You can drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in May, Rome is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can take a train to Naples.
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Naples — 5 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Pompeii (Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, Villa dei Misteri, &more), Salerno (Museo Diocesano San Matteo di Salerno, Promenade Trieste, &more) and Sorrento (Cattedrale di Sorrento, Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro, &more). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Archaeological Park of Paestum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister of Santa Chiara.

Plan trip to Naples with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Naples are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Ravello.
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Ravello — 7 nights

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ravello: Positano (Fornillo, Il Sentiero Degli Dei, &more) and Praiano (I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos & Grotte di Suppraiano). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, make a trip to Vicoli, scale e archi, examine the collection at Museo della Carta, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister del Paradiso.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ravello route planner.

You can drive from Naples to Ravello in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Naples in May, Ravello is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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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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