48 days in Italy Itinerary

48 days in Italy Itinerary

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48 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Kelowna
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Venice
— 6 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence
— 5 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome
— 6 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
4
Naples
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Catania, Sicily
— 4 nights
Bus:  2​h 45​min
6
Palermo, Sicily
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  4​h
7
Cagliari, Sardinia
— 4 nights
Train:  4​h 45​min
8
Alghero, Sardinia
— 3 nights
Train:  4​h 45​min
9
Arzachena, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Milan
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Kelowna

6
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Venice Jazz Club, Al Parlamento and Time Social Bar. Military Memorial Redipuglia and Abbazia di S.Maria di Praglia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Battistero del Duomo and Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Basilica di Santa Giustina (in Padua), Colle Sant'Elia (in Fogliano Redipuglia) and Borgo rurale di Clauiano (in Clauiano). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at San Fermo Maggiore, Verona, steep yourself in history at Casa del Petrarca, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Cattedrale, and make a trip to I Portoni della Bra.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary builder tool .

Kelowna, Canada to Venice is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. In March, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums

Side Trips

Ferrara, Padua, Verona, Fogliano Redipuglia, Castello Cini Monselice
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 22:
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Church of San Pantalon ©
Church of San Pantalon
Military Memorial Redipuglia ©
Military Memorial Redipuglia
Abbazia di S.Maria di Praglia ©
Abbazia di S.Maria di Praglia

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica of San Frediano and Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico. Duomo San Donato and Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Puccini Museum - Casa Natale (in Lucca) and San Domenico Church (in Arezzo). Next up on the itinerary: gain insight at Palazzo Strozzi, explore the world behind art at Museo degli Innocenti, engage your brain at Museo di Storia Naturale - La Specola, and get engrossed in the history at Palazzo Medici Riccardi.

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

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Florence sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Lucca, Arezzo, Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 27:
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Palazzo Strozzi ©
Palazzo Strozzi
Duomo San Donato ©
Duomo San Donato
Basilica of San Frediano ©
Basilica of San Frediano

6
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 Piazza del Campidoglio and Domus Aurea. Visit Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo and Basilica di Santa Prassede for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Rieti (Rieti's Underground & Santuario di Fonte Colombo), Santuario Francescano del Presepe (in Greccio) and Bunker Soratte (in Sant'Oreste). The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Quirinale Palace (Palazzo del Quirinale), appreciate the extensive heritage of Colle Aventino, browse the exhibits of Welcome to Rome, and admire the masterpieces at Villa Farnesina.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rome online tour builder .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. March in Rome sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Viterbo, Rieti, Vatican City, Bunker Soratte, Santuario Francescano del Presepe
Find places to stay Mar 27 — Apr 2:
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Domus Aurea ©
Domus Aurea
Bunker Soratte ©
Bunker Soratte
Vatican Necropolis ©
Vatican Necropolis

6
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at San Domenico Maggiore and Rione Terra. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sant'Anna dei Lombardi (Monteoliveto) and Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta. Venture out of the city with trips to Pozzuoli (Cattedrale di Pozzuoli & Macellum (Temple of Serapis)) and Pompeii (Anfiteatro Romano, Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, & more). There's lots more to do: engage your brain at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, get engrossed in the history at Complesso Museale Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco, take a stroll through Chiaia, and don't miss a visit to Grotta di Seiano.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Naples trip maker website .

Take a train from Rome to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Catania.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Pompeii, Pozzuoli
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 8:
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Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro ©
Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro
Sant'Anna dei Lombardi (Monteoliveto) ©
Casa del Fauno ©
Casa del Fauno

4
nights
Catania, Sicily

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica di Santa Maria and Chiesa di San Nicolo. Get some cultural insight at Cattedrale di San Giovanni Battista and Via degli Archi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Catania: Piazza Armerina (Cattedrale di Maria Santissima Delle Vittorie & Museo della Civilta Contadina), Casa della Musica e della Liuteria Medievale (in Randazzo) and Chiesa di Santa Maria di Betlem (in Modica). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Benedetto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Michele Arcangelo ai Minoriti, contemplate the long history of Saint Biagio Church - Sant'Agata alla Fornace, and pause for some photo ops at Fontana dell'Elefante.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Catania trip itinerary builder website .

Fly from Naples to Catania in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. Traveling from Naples in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Catania, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Randazzo, Piazza Armerina, Chiesa di Santa Maria di Betlem, Cattedrale di San Giovanni Battista
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 12:
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Cappella Bonajuto ©
Cappella Bonajuto
Basilica di Santa Maria ©
Basilica di Santa Maria
Chiesa San Benedetto ©
Chiesa San Benedetto

4
nights
Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo and Via Matteo Bonello. Visiting Parco avventura casaboli and Riserva naturale orientata Bosco della Ficuzza, Rocca Busambra, Bosco del Cappelliere e Gorgo del Drago will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Palermo: Gangi (Chiesa Madre Gangi & Santuario dello Spirito Santo) and Castelbuono (Cappella Palatina - Cappella di Sant'Anna & Castello dei Ventimiglia). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Augustine - Chiesa di Sant'Agostino, wander the streets of La Kalsa, examine the collection at Palazzo Asmundo Museum, and steep yourself in history at Albero Falcone.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Palermo online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Catania to Palermo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cagliari.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Castelbuono, Gangi, Riserva naturale orientata Bosco della Ficuzza, Rocca Busambra, Bosco del Cappelliere e Gorgo del Drago
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 16:
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4
nights
Cagliari, Sardinia

Cagliari ©
The capital of Sardinia, Cagliari is spread out over seven hills and still bears the marks of its past conquerors, including the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castello di Acquafredda and Parc - Paleo Archeo Centro. Get outdoors at Giara di Gesturi - Escursioni a Cavallo and Pan di Zucchero. Change things up with these side-trips from Cagliari: Pescaturismo Villasimius Carlo Portoghese (in Villasimius), MURATS. Museo Unico Regionale Arte Tessile Sarda (in Samugheo) and Pozzo Sacro Sant'Anastasia (in Sardara). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Efisio, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Agostino, see the interesting displays at Museo delle Cere Anatomiche, and wander the streets of Quartiere Villanova.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cagliari trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Palermo to Cagliari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Cagliari can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Alghero.

Things to do in Cagliari

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Pescaturismo Villasimius Carlo Portoghese, Parc - Paleo Archeo Centro, Pan di Zucchero, Castello di Acquafredda, Giara di Gesturi - Escursioni a Cavallo
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 20:
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Chiesa dei Santi Giorgio e Caterina ©
Castello di Acquafredda ©
Castello di Acquafredda

3
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.
Get outdoors at Kayaking & Canoeing and Horseback Riding Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Chiesa di San Francesco and Basilica di Santa Maria del Regno. Change things up with these side-trips from Alghero: Basilica di Sant'Antioco di Bisarcio (in Ozieri) and Cattedrale dell'Immacolata Concezione (in Bosa). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre di S'Elmo, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Civica.

To plan Alghero vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from Cagliari to Alghero in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Alghero sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Arzachena.

Things to do in Alghero

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Basilica di Sant'Antioco di Bisarcio, Cattedrale dell'Immacolata Concezione, Basilica di Santa Maria del Regno
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 23:
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Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri ©
Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri
Kayaking & Canoeing
Chiesa di San Francesco ©
Chiesa di San Francesco

2
nights
Arzachena, Sardinia

Arzachena ©
Arzachena is a town and comune in the province of Sassari, northern Sardinia, Italy. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di S. Antonio di Padova, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Le Piscine, tour the pleasant surroundings at Li Piscini, then stroll the grounds of Li Lolghi, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Li Triceddi. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Necropoli di Li Muri, delve into the distant past at Tomba di Giganti Moru, visit a coastal fixture at Faro di Capo Ferro, then hike along Pevero Health Track, and finally learn about winemaking at Enoteca 24 by Sardinia Wine Service.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Arzachena trip planner .

Traveling by car from Alghero to Arzachena takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Arzachena

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:
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Spiaggia Le Piscine ©
Spiaggia Le Piscine
Pevero Health Track ©
Pevero Health Track
Necropoli di Li Muri ©
Necropoli di Li Muri

5
nights
Milan

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Santuario di Caravaggio - Santa Maria del Fronte and Basilica di San Fedele will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Abbazia di San Pietro al Monte and Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Castello di San Vigilio (in Bergamo), Basilica di Sant'Abbondio (in Como) and Lungolago Aldo Moro (in Vercurago). And it doesn't end there: see La Casa Maledetta, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sant'Antonio Abate, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Civico Tempio di San Sebastiano, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa degli Omenoni.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Arzachena to Milan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Como, Santuario di Caravaggio - Santa Maria del Fronte, Abbazia di San Pietro al Monte, Castello di San Vigilio, Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 30:
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Abbazia di San Pietro al Monte ©
Abbazia di San Pietro al Monte
Basilica di Sant'Abbondio ©
Basilica di Sant'Abbondio

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