48 days in Italy Itinerary

48 days in Italy Itinerary

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Genoa
— 2 nights
Train
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Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
Train
3
Florence
— 4 nights
Drive
4
San Gimignano
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Siena
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pienza
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Saturnia
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Rome
— 5 nights
Fly
9
Olbia
— 2 nights
Bus to Palau, Ferry to La Maddalena
10
La Maddalena
— 2 nights
Ferry to Palau, Bus to Castelsardo
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Castelsardo
— 2 nights
Drive
12
Alghero
— 2 nights
Drive
13
Baunei
— 3 nights
Bus to Cagliari, Fly to Sorrento
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Sorrento
— 2 nights
Drive
15
Positano
— 3 nights
Drive
16
Salerno
— 2 nights
Drive
17
Matera
— 2 nights
Drive
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Locorotondo
— 1 night
Drive
19
Polignano a Mare
— 2 nights
Drive
20
Bari
— 2 nights

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Genoa — 2 nights

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Genoa trip itinerary planning site.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport, Milano Linate Airport and Turin Airport. November in Genoa sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 52°F at night. On the 3rd (Thu), you're off to Cinque Terre.
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Find places to stay Nov 1 — 3:

Cinque Terre — 3 nights

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cinque Terre driving holiday tool.

Traveling by train from Genoa to Cinque Terre takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Genoa in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 46°F in Cinque Terre. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.
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Find places to stay Nov 3 — 6:

Florence — 4 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Florence route builder.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daytime highs in Florence are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Gimignano.
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Find places to stay Nov 6 — 10:

San Gimignano — 2 nights

A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Gimignano visit planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to San Gimignano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in San Gimignano can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Siena.
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Find places to stay Nov 10 — 12:

Siena — 2 nights

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Siena itinerary builder site.

You can drive from San Gimignano to Siena in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Siena sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pienza.
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Find places to stay Nov 12 — 14:

Pienza — 2 nights

Pienza, a town and comune in the province of Siena, in the Val d'Orcia in Tuscany (central Italy), between the towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino, is the "touchstone of Renaissance urbanism."In 1996, UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage Site, and in 2004 the entire valley, the Val d'Orcia, was included on the list of UNESCO's World Cultural Landscapes.HistoryBefore the village was renamed to Pienza its name was Corsignano. To plan Pienza vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Siena to Pienza takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. November in Pienza sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Saturnia.
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Find places to stay Nov 14 — 16:

Saturnia — 2 nights

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Saturnia travel route planning website.

Traveling by car from Pienza to Saturnia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Saturnia sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rome.
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Find places to stay Nov 16 — 18:

Rome — 5 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Saturnia to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In November, daytime highs in Rome are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Olbia.
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Find places to stay Nov 18 — 23:

Olbia — 2 nights

Olbia is a city and comune of 59,885 inhabitants (November 2016) in northeastern Sardinia (Italy), in the Gallura sub-region. To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Olbia trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Rome to Olbia by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, daytime highs in Olbia are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to La Maddalena.
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Find places to stay Nov 23 — 25:

La Maddalena — 2 nights

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read La Maddalena trip planner.

Getting from Olbia to La Maddalena by combination of bus and ferry takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Castelsardo.
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Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:

Castelsardo — 2 nights

Castelsardo is a town and comune in Sardinia, Italy, located in the northwest of the island within the Province of Sassari, at the east end of the Gulf of Asinara.HistoryArchaeological excavations have showed the human presence in the area of Castelsardo since pre-Nuragic and Nuragic times, as well as during the Roman domination in Sardinia.After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, the monastery of Nostra Signora di Tergu was founded nearby, but the current town originates from the castle built here, in 1102 (or 1270), by the Doria family of Genoa. To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Castelsardo day trip app.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from La Maddalena to Castelsardo in 5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Castelsardo are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Alghero.
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Find places to stay Nov 27 — 29:

Alghero — 2 nights

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Alghero vacation planner.

Drive from Castelsardo to Alghero in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Baunei.
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Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:

Baunei — 3 nights

Baunei is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian island of Sardinia.GeographyThe municipality of Baunei is located about 100km northeast of Cagliari and about 11km north of Tortolì. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Baunei trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Alghero to Baunei in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Alghero in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Baunei, with lows around 49°F. On the 4th (Sun), you're off to Sorrento.
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Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4:

Sorrento — 2 nights

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sorrento trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Baunei to Sorrento takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In December in Sorrento, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Positano.
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Find places to stay Dec 4 — 6:

Positano — 3 nights

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Positano tour site.

Getting from Sorrento to Positano by car takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. You will leave for Salerno on the 9th (Fri).
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Find places to stay Dec 6 — 9:

Salerno — 2 nights

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.
On the 10th (Sat), make a trip to Promenade Trieste, walk around Villa Comunale, take in nature's colorful creations at Giardino della Minerva, make a trip to Via dei Mercanti, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tempio di Pomona. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Chiesa di San Giorgio, then don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Salerno, then admire the landmark architecture of Stazione Marittima di Salerno, and finally contemplate the long history of Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Salerno tour planner.

Traveling by car from Positano to Salerno takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. December in Salerno sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Matera.
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Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:

Matera — 2 nights

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Matera trip planner.

You can drive from Salerno to Matera in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Salerno in December; daily highs in Matera reach 52°F and lows reach 37°F. You'll set off for Locorotondo on the 13th (Tue).
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Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:

Locorotondo — 1 night

Locorotondo is a town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, with a population of about 14,000. For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Locorotondo trip builder website.

You can drive from Matera to Locorotondo in 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Matera in December: highs in Locorotondo hover around 58°F, while lows dip to 42°F. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Polignano a Mare.
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Find places to stay Dec 13 — 14:

Polignano a Mare — 2 nights

Polignano a Mare is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, located on the Adriatic Sea. For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Polignano a Mare trip maker.

Getting from Locorotondo to Polignano a Mare by car takes about an hour. In December, Polignano a Mare is little chillier than Locorotondo - with highs of 52°F and lows of 37°F. On the 16th (Fri), you'll travel to Bari.
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Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:

Bari — 2 nights

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bari route planner.

Traveling by car from Polignano a Mare to Bari takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Bari, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 41°F at night. On the 18th (Sun), you're off to home.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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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Sardinia travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Caves
Sardinia, with its Mediterranean atmosphere and charm, is loved by visitors looking for things to do outdoors on their holiday, like swimming, boating, windsurfing, hiking, climbing, and camping. Taking advantage of the island's near-perfect summer weather, visitors tend to overcrowd Sardinia's coastal areas. The inner life of the island, away from the most popular vacation spots, remains largely unblemished by mass tourism and commercialization. Sardinia is steeped in history and has a colorful character quite different from the rest of Italy. This is where the ancient Nuragic society, whose stone monuments still litter the land, flourished more than three millennia ago--predating the Etruscan civilization in mainland Italy by several hundred years. Sardinia's seaside resorts may be among the best in the world, but its quieter and more interesting countryside offers a greater array of attractions, including a patchwork of forests, citrus groves, and medieval villages.
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Maddalena Islands travel guide

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