18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  23 h 45 min
1
Rome
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Florence
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Milan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Sydney

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Santa Maria Sopra Minerva. Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and Pantheon. Family-friendly places like Palatine Hill and Roman Forum will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rome tour itinerary planning website.

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. While traveling from Sydney, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi and Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola. Attractions like Eremo delle Carceri and Chiesa Nuova make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, look for all kinds of wild species at Bosco di San Francesco, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santo Stefano, and contemplate the long history of San Damiano.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Assisi day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rome to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Assisi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri
Rocca Maggiore ©
Rocca Maggiore

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Family-friendly places like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John will thrill your kids. Visit Piazza del Duomo and Campanile di Giotto for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Siena (Torre del Mangia, Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Badia Fiorentina.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

Drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April in Florence, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce

2
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.
On the 10th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery.

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Take a train from Florence to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Monumental Cemetery ©
Monumental Cemetery
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, explore the activities along Canal Grande, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, thentake in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Zaccaria, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Venice online travel route builder.

You can drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In April in Venice, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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