60 days in Italy Itinerary

60 days in Italy Itinerary

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60 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Turin
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Genoa
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Merano
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Venice
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Bologna
— 5 nights
Train:  45​min
6
Florence
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Siena
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Assisi
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Rome
— 5 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
10
Naples
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
11
Bari
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
12
Palermo, Sicily
— 6 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Cape Town

4
nights
Turin

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Teatro Romano and Ricetto di Candelo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cervino Breuil-Cervinia Ski Area and Castello di Grinzane Cavour. Venture out of the city with trips to Castello di Fenis (in Fenis), Santuario Basilica di Montis Regalis (in Vicoforte) and Forte di Bard (in Bard). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario della Consolata, make a trip to Piazza Castello, steep yourself in history at Sacra di San Michele, and get great views at Basilica of Superga.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Turin tour planner .

Cape Town, South Africa to Turin is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Turin due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Cape Town in February: high temperatures in Turin hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Sacra di San Michele, Cervino Breuil-Cervinia Ski Area, Teatro Romano, Basilica of Superga, Forte di Bard
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Santuario della Consolata ©
Santuario della Consolata
Castello di Grinzane Cavour ©
Castello di Grinzane Cavour
Ricetto di Candelo ©
Ricetto di Candelo

5
nights
Genoa

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Step off the beaten path and head to Baia del Silenzio and Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi. Get a sense of the local culture at Boccadasse and La Bollente. Get out of town with these interesting Genoa side-trips: Budello di Alassio (in Alassio), Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza (in Monterosso al Mare) and Portovenere (in Porto Venere). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Ducale, and Head underground at Grotte di Toirano.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Genoa visit planner .

You can drive from Turin to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, Genoa is a bit warmer than Turin - with highs of 14°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Merano.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, Budello di Alassio, Centro Storico di Albenga, Portovenere, La Bollente
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Budello di Alassio ©
Budello di Alassio
Grotte di Toirano ©
Grotte di Toirano

5
nights
Merano

Merano ©
Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza Duomo and Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali. Get in touch with nature at Val Gardena and Scuola Italiana Sci Dolomiti di Brenta. Explore Merano's surroundings by going to Bolzano (Duomo Maria Assunta & South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology), Castello di Nanno (in Nanno) and MUSE - Museo delle Scienze (in Trento). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Merano Centro Storico, make a trip to Castel Thun, take in breathtaking views at Canyon Rio Sass, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario di San Romedio.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Merano vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Genoa to Merano takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in February, Merano is slightly colder at night with lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Merano

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Trento, Bolzano, Val Gardena, Santuario di San Romedio, Castel Thun
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 25:
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Merano Centro Storico ©
Merano Centro Storico
Canyon Rio Sass ©
Canyon Rio Sass
Duomo Maria Assunta ©
Duomo Maria Assunta

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Centro Storico di Venezia and Basilica di Santa Anastasia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Scrovegni Chapel and San Giorgio Maggiore. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Verona (Piazza Bra, Museo di Castelvecchio, & more) and Basilica di Sant’Antonio (in Padua). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, take a stroll through Cannaregio, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

You can drive from Merano to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. February in Venice sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bologna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Verona, Padua
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 29:
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Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel
Campo del Ghetto ©
Campo del Ghetto
Centro Storico di Venezia ©
Centro Storico di Venezia

5
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano and Basilica San Vitale will appeal to history buffs. Palazzo Te and Forte di San Leo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Parma (Cattedrale di Parma & Battistero di Parma), Ravenna (Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, & more) and Mantua (Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova & Camera degli Sposi). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca, steep yourself in history at Castello Estense, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Modena, and get to know the fascinating history of Borghetto sul Mincio.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bologna travel route planner .

You can drive from Venice to Bologna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Bologna, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ravenna, Mantua, Parma, Duomo di Modena, Castello Estense
Find places to stay Feb 29 — Mar 5:
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Castello Estense ©
Castello Estense
Basilica di San Francesco, Ravenna ©

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 Centro Storico and La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary. Duomo di Pisa and Battistero will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucca (St Martin Cathedral, San Michele in Foro, & more) and Pisa (Camposanto & Knights’ Square). There's lots more to do: get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, admire the striking features of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, make a trip to Cappelle Medicee, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Florence trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can take a train from Bologna to Florence in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Pisa, Lucca, La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary
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La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary ©
La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary
San Michele in Foro ©
San Michele in Foro
Knights’ Square ©
Knights’ Square

4
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Centro Storico di Siena. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Abbazia di San Galgano and Eremo Le Celle. Explore Siena's surroundings by going to Fortezza di Montalcino (in Montalcino), Pitigliano Centro Storico (in Pitigliano) and Cascate del Mulino (in Saturnia). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, pause for some serene contemplation at San Francesco, Arezzo, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Monteriggioni, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo San Donato.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Siena day trip tool .

You can take a bus from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Arezzo, Montalcino, Abbazia di San Galgano, Castello di Monteriggioni, Cascate del Mulino
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Pitigliano Centro Storico ©
Pitigliano Centro Storico
Eremo Le Celle ©
Eremo Le Celle
Arezzo Cathedral ©
Arezzo Cathedral

5
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Duomo di Orvieto and Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola. Visiting Cascata delle Marmore and Grotte di Frasassi will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Assisi side-trips: Pozzo di San Patrizio (in Orvieto), Civita di Bagnoregio (in Civita di Bagnoregio) and Spoleto (Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto & Piazza del Duomo). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano, explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, steep yourself in history at Eremo delle Carceri, and see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola.

Plan my Assisi trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Getting from Siena to Assisi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Spoleto, Orvieto, Grotte di Frasassi, Palazzo Ducale di Urbino, Rocca Paolina
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 18:
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San Damiano ©
San Damiano
Rocca Maggiore ©
Rocca Maggiore
Santuario Della Santa Casa ©
Santuario Della Santa Casa

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano and Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli. Your inner history buff will appreciate Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Necropoli di Tarquinia (in Tarquinia), Monastero Di S.Benedetto (in Subiaco) and Santo Stefano di Sessanio (in Santo Stefano di Sessanio). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, steep yourself in history at Villa d'Este, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and get engrossed in the history at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome route planner .

Getting from Assisi to Rome by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games

Side Trips

Necropoli di Tarquinia, Monastero Di S.Benedetto, Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Villa d'Este, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 23:
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Basilica di Santa Prassede ©
Basilica di Santa Prassede
Santo Stefano di Sessanio ©
Santo Stefano di Sessanio
Necropoli di Tarquinia ©
Necropoli di Tarquinia

5
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Galleria Borbonica and Castel dell'Ovo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli and Castello Aragonese d'Ischia. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Duomo di Salerno (in Salerno), I Faraglioni (in Capri) and Paestum Ruins (in Paestum). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Gennaro, don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monte Cassino, and steep yourself in history at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Naples trip itinerary maker tool .

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bari.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

I Faraglioni, Castello Aragonese d'Ischia, Villa San Michele, Monte Cassino, Duomo di Salerno
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 28:
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Castello Aragonese d'Ischia ©
Castello Aragonese d'Ischia
Monte Cassino ©
Monte Cassino
Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele

5
nights
Bari

Bari ©
Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Get in touch with nature at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario and Grotte di Castellana. Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica San Nicola and Castello Aragonese. Venture out of the city with trips to Andria (Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II (Largo Catuma) & Castel del Monte), Centro Storico Locorotondo (in Locorotondo) and Cattedrale di Trani (in Trani). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Bari, pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia Spirito Santo, delve into the distant past at Cripta del Peccato Originale, and examine the collection at Trullo Sovrano.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bari vacation maker .

Getting from Naples to Bari by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Matera, Andria, Trullo Sovrano, Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, Centro Storico Locorotondo
Find places to stay Mar 28 — Apr 2:
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Basilica San Nicola ©
Basilica San Nicola
Centro Storico Locorotondo ©
Centro Storico Locorotondo
Cripta del Peccato Originale ©
Cripta del Peccato Originale

6
nights
Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Spiaggia di Macari and Spiaggia di Mondello. Duomo di Monreale and Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palermo: Tempio di Segesta (in Calatafimi-Segesta), Selinunte Archaeological Park (in Marinella di Selinunte) and Cefalu (Cefalu Coast & Duomo di Cefalu). Spend the 6th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Cataldo, don't miss a visit to Quattro Canti, and admire the striking features of Norman Palace.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Palermo trip site .

Traveling by flight from Bari to Palermo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cefalu, Riserva Naturale Saline Di Trapani E Paceco, Spiaggia di Macari, Duomo di Monreale, Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 8:
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Chiesa del Gesu ©
Chiesa del Gesu
Santuario Santa Rosalia ©
Santuario Santa Rosalia
Palazzo Conte Federico ©
Palazzo Conte Federico

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