58 days in Italy Itinerary

58 days in Italy Itinerary

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58 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Palermo, Sicily
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Baunei, Sardinia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Cabras, Sardinia
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Carloforte, Sardinia
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
6
Ravello
— 5 nights
subway + train:  2​h 45​min
7
Rome
— 5 nights
8
Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive + ferry:  4​h 15​min
9
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 7 nights
ferry + Drive:  3​h
10
Florence
— 4 nights
11
Verona
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
12
Venice
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
End: New York City

4
nights
Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Head to La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico and Pensiero Contemporaneofor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Parco Archeologico di Selinunte and Tempio di Segesta. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palermo: Cefalu (Cefalu Coast & Duomo di Cefalu), Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale) and Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Palermo trip itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Palermo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cefalu, Marinella di Selinunte, La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico, Duomo di Monreale, Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 9:
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Cefalu Coast ©
Cefalu Coast
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Selinunte Archaeological Park ©
Selinunte Archaeological Park

5
nights
San Teodoro, Sardinia

San Teodoro ©
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
Get outdoors at Spiaggia della Tartaruga o de Ghjlgolu and Spiaggia dell' Isuledda. Visit Oasi Biderosa and Lu Impostu Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Teodoro: Spiaggia Sas Enas Appara (in Porto Istana) and Domus de janas di Borucca (in Budduso).

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Teodoro trip itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Palermo to San Teodoro in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Baunei.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Spiaggia Isuledda, Cala Brandinchi, Oasi Biderosa, Spiaggia Sas Enas Appara, Domus de janas di Borucca
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Spiaggia Isuledda ©
Spiaggia Isuledda
Cala Brandinchi ©
Cala Brandinchi
Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach

3
nights
Baunei, Sardinia

Baunei ©
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. Visiting Spiaggia di Milanesi / Musculedda and Cala Luna will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Spiaggia di Foxiglioni and Cala Biriala. Change things up with a short trip to Museo della Cultura e del Lavoro in Mamoiada (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Mariolu and tour the pleasant surroundings at Immersioni a Cala Mariolu.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Baunei travel route planning website .

Traveling by car from San Teodoro to Baunei takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cabras.

Things to do in Baunei

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Tortoli, Museo della Cultura e del Lavoro
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 17:
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Cala Mariolu ©
Cala Mariolu
Cala Luna ©
Cala Luna
Museo della Cultura e del Lavoro ©
Museo della Cultura e del Lavoro

6
nights
Cabras, Sardinia

Cabras ©
Looking out onto a vast coastline from the southern shore of the lake, Cabras represents an ancient village best known for its rare historical finds that date as far back as the Neolithic times.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Beach & Sea and S'Archeddu 'e sa Canna. We've included these beaches for you: Spiaggia di Is Arutas and Capo San Marco. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cabras: Alghero (Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu & Capo Caccia), San Vero Milis (I Gatti di Su Pallosu & Sa Mesa Longa) and Spiaggia dell'Arco (in S'archittu).

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Cabras trip planner .

Traveling by car from Baunei to Cabras takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Carloforte.

Things to do in Cabras

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Alghero, San Giovanni di Sinis, San Vero Milis, Oleificio Corrias Giovanni Matteo, Spiaggia dell'Arco
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 23:
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Spiaggia di Is Arutas ©
Spiaggia di Is Arutas
Capo Caccia ©
Capo Caccia
Maimoni Beach ©
Maimoni Beach

3
nights
Carloforte, Sardinia

Carloforte ©
Carloforte is a fishing and resort town of located on Isola di San Pietro, approximately 7km off the southwestern coast of Sardinia, in southern Sardinia, Italy.HistoryAccording to a legend, a local church was founded in the early 14th century in honour of hundreds of participants to the so-called Children's Crusade of 1212 who perished in a shipwreck just off the island on their way to North Africa during a gale. On the 24th (Sun), kick back and relax at Punta Delle Colonne, enjoy the sand and surf at spiaggia dello Spalmatore, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cala Fico, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Capo Sandalo. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Spiaggia di Punta Nera and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia del Giunco Isola di San Pietro.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Carloforte planner .

You can drive from Cabras to Carloforte in 3 hours. June in Carloforte sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Carloforte

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Spiaggia di Cala Fico ©
Spiaggia di Cala Fico
Spiaggia di Punta Nera ©
Spiaggia di Punta Nera
spiaggia dello Spalmatore ©
spiaggia dello Spalmatore

5
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Museum-lovers will appreciate Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela and Ravello Arte. Take a break from the city and head to Lido di Ravello and Lido Capo di Conca. Change things up with these side-trips from Ravello: Vietri sul Mare (Le Vigne di Raito & Il Calypso Stabilimento Balneare), Positano (Bagni d'Arienzo & Fornillo) and Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei (in Pompeii). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Spiaggia Lannio, steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ravello road trip app .

Explore your travel options from Carloforte to Ravello with the Route module. When traveling from Carloforte in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Ravello, with highs around 79°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Maiori, Vietri sul Mare, Positano, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 1:
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

5
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Palatine Hill and St. Peter's Basilica are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vatican City and Villa d'Este. When in Rome, make a side trip to see Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica in Ostia Antica, approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, make a trip to Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip builder .

Do a combination of taxi, subway, and train from Ravello to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in July, Rome is little chillier at night with lows of 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, Villa d'Este
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Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cascata delle Marmore and Basilica di Santa Chiara. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli and Eremo delle Carceri. Explore Assisi's surroundings by going to Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto (in Spoleto) and Grotte di Frasassi (in Genga). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, and step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Assisi travel route site .

Traveling by car from Rome to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in July, expect little chillier with lows of 64°F in Assisi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Cascata delle Marmore, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, Grotte di Frasassi
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7
nights
Portoferraio, Elba Island

Portoferraio ©
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Get outdoors at Spiaggia Luigi d'Angelo and Stabilimento Balneare Il Delfino. Step off the beaten path and head to Spiaggia delle Tombe and Spiaggia di Chiessi. Get out of town with these interesting Portoferraio side-trips: Spiaggia di Cavoli (in Seccheto), Spiaggia di Fetovaia (in Campo nell'Elba) and Spiaggia di Cotoncello (in Marciana). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Seccione and tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Acquarilli.

To find maps and tourist information, you can read our Portoferraio online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Assisi to Portoferraio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Assisi in July, expect nights in Portoferraio to be about the same, around 69°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Marciana, Campo nell'Elba, Spiaggia di Cavoli, Spiaggia Canata, Spiaggia di Chiessi
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 16:
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Spiaggia Di Sansone ©
Spiaggia Di Sansone
Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Spiaggia di Fetovaia ©
Spiaggia di Fetovaia

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Museum-lovers will appreciate Pitti Palace and Uffizi Galleries. Venture out of the city with trips to Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino) and Siena Cathedral (in Siena). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In July in Florence, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Duomo di Siena, Abbazia di San Galgano, Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:
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Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano

4
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.
Borghetto sul Mincio and Castel Thun will appeal to history buffs. MUSE - Museo delle Scienze di Trento and Museo di Castelvecchio will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Verona's surroundings by going to Mountbaldo (in Malcesine), Palazzo Te (in Mantua) and Rocca Scaligera di Sirmione (in Sirmione). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Piazza delle Erbe, take a stroll through Quinzano, meet the residents at Parco Natura Viva, and explore the historical opulence of Piazzale Castel San Pietro.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Verona journey maker .

You can take a train from Florence to Verona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Castel Thun, MUSE - Museo delle Scienze, Palazzo Te, Parco Natura Viva, Scaligero Castle
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 24:
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Mountbaldo ©
Mountbaldo
Palazzo Te ©
Palazzo Te
Castel Thun ©
Castel Thun

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Basilica di San Marco. Take a break from the city and head to Canal Grande and Blue Moon. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Bau Beach - CaorleSpiaggia (in Caorle), Bahia del Sole (in Sottomarina) and Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, stroll through Bagno Corallo-Beach 46, and step off the mainland to explore Isola di Burano.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice online trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Venice, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Padua, Bagno Corallo-Beach 46, Blue Moon, Bahia del Sole, Bau Beach - CaorleSpiaggia
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 31:
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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