53 days in Italy Itinerary

53 days in Italy Itinerary

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53 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Alghero, Sardinia
— 14 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Rome
— 5 nights
3
Naples
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Ravello
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Assisi
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Siena
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Florence
— 5 nights
8
Verona
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
9
Venice
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Bristol

14
nights
Alghero, Sardinia

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
You'll get in some beach time at Spiaggia Mugoni and Capo San Marco. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Capo Caccia. Get out of town with these interesting Alghero side-trips: La Muddizza (Chiesa di Nostra Signora di Fatima & Cantina Ligios), I Gatti di Su Pallosu (in San Vero Milis) and Cabras (Chiesa di San Giovanni in Sinis & Spiaggia di Is Arutas). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Maria Pia, stroll through Spiaggia Di Tramariglio, examine the collection at Museo etnografico Galluras "il museo della Femina Agabbadora", and explore the ancient world of Nuraghe Losa.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Alghero online trip itinerary planner .

Bristol, UK to Alghero is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Alghero are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Luras, Porto Torres, Stintino, Cabras, Valledoria
Find places to stay Sep 22 — Oct 6:
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Capo Caccia ©
Capo Caccia
Spiaggia di Is Arutas ©
Spiaggia di Is Arutas
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura and Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls. Galleria Borghese and Vatican Museums will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica) and Villa d'Este (in Tivoli). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Venezia, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Cupola di San Pietro, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pietro in Vincoli.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rome online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Alghero to Rome takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In October in Rome, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa d'Este, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 11:
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

5
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Discover out-of-the-way places like Catacombe di San Gaudioso and Galleria Borbonica. Appreciate the collections at National Archaeological Museum of Naples and Museo Cappella Sansevero. Venture out of the city with trips to Pozzuoli (Flavian Amphitheater & Rione Terra) and Castello Aragonese d'Ischia (in Ischia). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli, admire the masterpieces at Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta, explore the ancient world of Ruins of Herculaneum, and contemplate the long history of Underground Naples.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Naples trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Pozzuoli, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Ruins of Herculaneum, Castello Aragonese d'Ischia
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 16:
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Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Castello Aragonese d'Ischia ©
Castello Aragonese d'Ischia
Ruins of Herculaneum ©
Ruins of Herculaneum

4
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Museum-lovers will get to explore Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela and Museo della Carta. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Le Vigne di Raito and Duomo di Ravello. Change things up with these side-trips from Ravello: Positano (Bagni d'Arienzo & Fornillo).

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ravello trip planner.

You can drive from Naples to Ravello in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and taxi; or take a bus. In October in Ravello, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Amalfi, Positano, Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods), Le Vigne di Raito
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 20:
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods) ©
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

5
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Palazzo dei Consoli and Museo Civico and Museo-Laboratorio di Tessitura a Mano Giuditta Brozzetti will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Piazza del Duomo and Basilica of Saint Ubaldo. Venture out of the city with trips to Chiesa di San Francesco (in Gubbio), Todi (Tempio di Santa Maria della Consolazione, Chiesa di San Fortunato, & more) and Basilica di Santa Rita (in Cascia). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, and contemplate the long history of Eremo delle Carceri.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Assisi trip tool .

Traveling by car from Ravello to Assisi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ravello in October since evenings lows in Assisi dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Gubbio, Todi, Cascia, Museo-Laboratorio di Tessitura a Mano Giuditta Brozzetti, Piazza del Duomo
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 25:
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

4
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Get some historical perspective at Centro Storico di Siena and Battistero di San Giovanni. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Siena Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to San Quirico d'Orcia (San Quirico d'Orcia & La Collegiata di San Quirico), Cathedral (in Pienza) and Montepulciano (Cantina Fattoria della Talosa & Tempio di San Biagio). Dedicate the 27th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, contemplate the long history of Palazzo Chigi Saracini, pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella di Piazza, and don't miss a visit to Facciatone.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Siena online trip builder .

Drive from Assisi to Siena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Montepulciano, San Quirico d'Orcia, Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Historic Centre of the City of Pienza, Cathedral
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 29:
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Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Wine Tours & Tastings
San Quirico d'Orcia ©
San Quirico d'Orcia

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Nazionale del Bargello and Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Get some cultural insight at The Baptistery of St. John and Duomo di Pisa. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano (in Bologna) and Museo Ferrari (in Maranello). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip app .

You can take a bus from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Duomo di Pisa, Museo Ferrari, Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 3:
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Duomo Vecchio di Brescia and Verona's Cathedral (Duomo). Get some cultural insight at Centro Storico Sirmione and Scaliger Castle in Malcesine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Verona: Piazza Duomo (in Trento), Castel Thun (in Ton) and Piazza Paolo VI (in Brescia). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, and admire the landmark architecture of Arche Scaligere.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Verona trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from Florence to Verona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in November, things will get a bit cooler in Verona: highs are around 14°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Sirmione, Brescia, Castel Thun, Piazza Duomo, Scaliger Castle in Malcesine
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 8:
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Piazza Bra ©
Piazza Bra
Castel Thun ©
Castel Thun
Piazzale Castel San Pietro ©
Piazzale Castel San Pietro

5
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.
Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Museo Correr will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piazza dei Signori and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. When in Venice, make a side trip to see Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, approximately 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, explore the activities along Canal Grande, steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

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

You can take a bus from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In November, daytime highs in Venice are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Padua
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 13:
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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