60 days in Italy Itinerary

60 days in Italy Itinerary

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Rome
— 6 nights
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Lampedusa
— 2 nights
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Catania, Sicily
— 3 nights
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Santa Maria di Leuca
— 5 nights
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Laino Borgo
— 3 nights
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Positano
— 6 nights
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Venice
— 5 nights
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Verona
— 5 nights
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Cinque Terre
— 6 nights
Fly to Olbia, Bus to Baunei
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Baunei, Sardinia
— 5 nights
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Bus to Olbia, Fly to Pisa, Ferry to Capoliveri
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Capoliveri, Elba Island
— 6 nights
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Drive to Portoferraio, Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Florence
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Florence
— 6 nights
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

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Wellington, New Zealand to Rome is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 11 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Wellington in August, with highs in Rome at 38°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Lampedusa.
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Find places to stay Aug 17 — 23:

Lampedusa — 2 nights

Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mare Morto, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stroll through Sciatu Persu. On the next day, explore the gorgeous colors at Capo Ponente, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia dei Conigli, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Tabaccara.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lampedusa trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Lampedusa by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for slightly colder days in Lampedusa, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Catania.
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Catania, Sicily — 3 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.
Explore Catania's surroundings by going to Etna Passion (in Zafferana Etnea), Centro Storico (in Motta Camastra) and Etna Donkey Trekking (in Linguaglossa). There's much more to do: cast your line with Barca Lachea Tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Isola Bella, head outdoors with Sicilia Inside, and head off the coast to Ortigia.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Catania vacation planner.

Getting from Lampedusa to Catania by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Lampedusa in August, plan for little chillier nights in Catania, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can fly to Santa Maria di Leuca.
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Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:

Santa Maria di Leuca — 5 nights

Santa Maria di Leuca, often spelled simply Leuca, is a frazione of the comune of Castrignano del Capo, in the province of Lecce (Apulia), southern Italy. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Maria di Leuca: Andrano (Spiaggia della Grotta Verde, Swim Liberi di Nuotare, &more), Cala dell'Acquaviva (in Marittima) and Grotta Azzurra e Palombara (in Castro). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with Diving Service, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta del Lago, identify plant and animal life at Parco Naturale Regionale Costa Otranto - Santa Maria di Leuca e Bosco di Tricase, and see the sky in a new way at Sidereus.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Santa Maria di Leuca trip planner.

Getting from Catania to Santa Maria di Leuca by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Santa Maria di Leuca when traveling from Catania in August, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Laino Borgo.
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Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 2:

Laino Borgo — 3 nights

Laino Borgo is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Laino Borgo: Cozzo del Pellegrino (in San Donato di Ninea), Monte Caramola (in Francavilla sul Sinni) and Ferrata Ramo Imperiale (in Cerchiara di Calabria). There's lots more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, head outdoors with Parco Avventura Gioia, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Montagna di Basso di Viggianello, and contemplate the long history of Complesso Monumentale Santuario delle Cappelle.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Laino Borgo itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santa Maria di Leuca to Laino Borgo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Positano.
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Positano — 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Positano: Ravello (CF Noleggio Scooter, Villa Cimbrone Gardens, &more), Amalfi (Museo della Carta, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more) and Lido di Ravello (in Castiglione). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Fornillo, head outdoors with I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos, take a memorable drive along Amalfi Coast, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Positano trip app.

You can drive from Laino Borgo to Positano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to fly to Venice.
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Venice — 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 (Scrovegni Chapel, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more) and Parco Regionale delle Dolomiti Friulane (in Cimolais). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Grande, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice online trip maker.

Getting from Positano to Venice by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Positano in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Venice. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Verona.
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Find places to stay Sep 11 — 16:

Verona — 5 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

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.
Explore Verona's surroundings by going to Percorso dell'Otto (in Fai della Paganella), Gardaland Park (in Castelnuovo del Garda) and Cima Paganella (in Andalo). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Schlern-Rosengarten / Sciliar-Catinaccio Nature Park, examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Verona trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.
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Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21:

Cinque Terre — 6 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Get out of town with these interesting Cinque Terre side-trips: Bagno Maurizio (in Viareggio), Bagno Pervinca (in Marina di Pietrasanta) and Centro Ippico Pegaso (in Marina di Carrara). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with 5 Terre Pelagos Boat Tours, explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre, pause for some serene contemplation at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco, and get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Manarola.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cinque Terre tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Verona to Cinque Terre takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and train. September in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Baunei.
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Baunei, Sardinia — 5 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Baunei: Su Sirboni Beach (in Marina di Gairo) and Tortoli (Spiaggia di Foxiglioni, Spiaggia di Musculedda, &more). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with Diving Cala Mariolu, stroll through Cala Mariolu, kick back and relax at Piscine di Venere, and look for gifts at Luciano e Rosetta pasta fresca e dolci sardi.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Baunei day trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cinque Terre to Baunei takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Cinque Terre in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Baunei, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Capoliveri.
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Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 2:

Capoliveri, Elba Island — 6 nights

Capoliveri is a comune (municipality) on the island of Elba in Italy. Get out of town with these interesting Capoliveri side-trips: Viticcio Beach (in Portoferraio), Spiaggia di Forno (in Scaglieri) and Procchio (Spiaggia di Spartaia & Walking trail to Spiaggia della Biodola). There's much more to do: get outside with Centro Subacqueo Il Corsaro, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Buzzancone o Cera, trek along Capo Stella, and stroll through Spiaggia Di Sansone.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Capoliveri trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Baunei to Capoliveri in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Baunei in October: highs in Capoliveri hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Florence.
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Find places to stay Oct 2 — 8:

Florence — 6 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Pinacoteca Nazionale, Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see maps and other tourist information, go to the Florence travel planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Capoliveri to Florence takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) 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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