27 days in Italy Itinerary

27 days in Italy Itinerary

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27 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Venice
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Verona
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Garda
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Bologna
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Seano
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
6
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Assisi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
8
Naples
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Amalfi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
Tarquinia
— 2 nights
11
Pisa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
End: Monaco-Ville

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, appreciate the extensive heritage of Campo del Ghetto, then wander the streets of Cannaregio, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Venice road trip planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Venice Marco Polo Airport, Treviso-Sant'Angelo Airport and Trieste–Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport. In April, daytime highs in Venice are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
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Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and then catch a live event at Arena di Verona.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Verona trip planning site .

You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Garda.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Nightlife
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Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona

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nights
Garda

Garda ©
Family-friendly places like Italian Ski School Marilleva and Parco Archeologico Naturalistico della Rocca di Manerba del Garda will thrill your kids. Castel Beseno and Il Castello Scaligero di Torri del Benaco will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Garda: Sabbioni Beach (in Riva Del Garda), Rocca Sforzesca (in Soncino) and Piazza Paolo VI (in Brescia).

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

Traveling by car from Verona to Garda takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Garda

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bardolino, Castel Beseno, Italian Ski School Marilleva, Santuario Basilica Madonna della Corona, Piazza Paolo VI
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Castel Beseno ©
Castel Beseno
Santuario Basilica Madonna della Corona ©
Villa Calicantus ©
Villa Calicantus

3
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Acetaia Villa San Donnino. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Le Mura, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, then contemplate the long history of Torre Prendiparte, and finally make a trip to Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bologna trip maker .

You can drive from Garda to Bologna in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Bologna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seano.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Acetaia Villa San Donnino, Le Mura, Sasso di San Zanobi, Rocchetta Mattei
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Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita
Rocchetta Mattei ©
Rocchetta Mattei
Le Mura ©
Le Mura

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hours
Seano

Seano ©
On the 29th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Fabrizio Pratesi Viticoltore and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa Medicea di Poggio a Caiano.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Seano travel planner .

Getting from Bologna to Seano by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Seano

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Villa Medicea di Poggio a Caiano
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Villa Medicea di Poggio a Caiano ©
Villa Medicea di Poggio a Caiano
Fabrizio Pratesi Viticoltore ©
Fabrizio Pratesi Viticoltore

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Campanile di Giotto. Visiting Il Destriero and Borgo Pignano Horseback Riding will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Borgo di Lucignano d’Arbia (in Lucignano d'Arbia) and Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi, and get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Florence journey planner .

Traveling by car from Seano to Florence takes an hour. April in Florence sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Borgo di Lucignano d’Arbia, Borgo Pignano Horseback Riding, Guardastelle Vineyard, Il Destriero
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

1
night
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, explore the ancient world of Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, steep yourself in history at Basilica di Santa Chiara, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Superiore di San Francesco.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Assisi tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Florence to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, daytime highs in Assisi are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums
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Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

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nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kids will enjoy Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei and Ruins of Herculaneum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Underground Naples and Scavi Archeologici di Ercolano. Change things up with a short trip to Casertavecchia in Caserta (about 1h 30 min away). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli, steep yourself in history at Complesso Monumentale San Lorenzo Maggiore - La Neapolis Sotterrata, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Gennaro, and contemplate the geological forces at Vesuvio.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Naples trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Assisi to Naples in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Naples when traveling from Assisi in May, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Amalfi.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Casertavecchia, Ruins of Herculaneum, Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Ruins of Herculaneum ©
Ruins of Herculaneum
Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli ©
Underground Naples ©
Underground Naples

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Amalfi

Amalfi ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo. Step out of the city life by going to Otium Spa Costa d'Amalfi and Fornillo. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods), stop by Goccia d'Oro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and admire the local landmark of Fontana sant'Andrea.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Amalfi trip builder app .

Drive from Naples to Amalfi in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and taxi; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Amalfi when traveling from Naples in May, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tarquinia.

Things to do in Amalfi

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ravello, Scala, Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods), Fornillo, Otium Spa Costa d'Amalfi
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Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods) ©
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

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nights
Tarquinia

Tarquinia ©
Tarquinia, formerly Corneto, is an old city in the province of Viterbo, Lazio, Italy known chiefly for its outstanding and unique ancient Etruscan tombs in the widespread necropoli or cemeteries which it overlies, for which it was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status.In 1922 it was renamed after the ancient city of Tarquinii (Roman) or Tarch(u)na (Etruscan). On the 10th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Santa Maria di Castello, then get in on the family fun at Tarquinia Adventure Park, and then learn about winemaking at Etruscaia.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tarquinia travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Amalfi to Tarquinia in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Amalfi in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Tarquinia, with lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Pisa.

Things to do in Tarquinia

Theme Parks Wineries Historic Sites
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Tarquinia Adventure Park ©
Tarquinia Adventure Park
Santa Maria di Castello ©
Santa Maria di Castello
Etruscaia ©
Etruscaia

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Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): stroll through Eldorado and then see the vivid underwater world at Costiera di Calafuria. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Le mura di Lucca, then kick back and relax at Bagno Maurizio, then stroll the grounds of Camposanto, and finally admire the striking features of Duomo di Pisa.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Pisa trip itinerary planning app .

You can take a train from Tarquinia to Pisa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Pisa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Costiera di Calafuria, Eldorado, Bagno Maurizio, Le mura di Lucca
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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Camposanto ©
Camposanto
Bagno Maurizio ©
Bagno Maurizio

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nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 13th (Mon), hike along Hike the Punta Manara, then hike along Levanto to Monterosso Trail, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa Di San Pietro. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria, and then trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre visit planning tool .

Take a train from Pisa to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Levanto to Monterosso Trail, Hike the Punta Manara
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Chiesa Di San Pietro ©
Chiesa Di San Pietro
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©

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