23 days in Italy Itinerary

23 days in Italy Itinerary

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23 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Venice
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Verona
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Ravello
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Naples
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Rome
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Doge's Palace and Punta della Dogana will thrill your kids. Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Museo Ebraico di Venezia will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio & Scrovegni Chapel). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, get to know the fascinating history of Campo del Ghetto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary planning app .

Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Venice. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take a stroll through Via Mazzini, admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, then browse for treasures at Libreria Antiquaria Perini, and finally listen to music at Arena di Verona. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giorgetto o San Pietro Martire, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Anastasia, then wander the streets of Quinzano, then shop like a local with Piazza delle Erbe, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Verona sightseeing planning website .

Getting from Venice to Verona by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. September in Verona sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pitti Palace and Piazzale Michelangelo. Attractions like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Siena Cathedral in Siena (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and take in the exciting artwork at M.G. Design.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Florence sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Verona to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Duomo di Siena
Highlights from your plan
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, identify plant and animal life at Wild Foods Italy, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bosco di San Francesco.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Assisi travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Florence to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Assisi sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Assisi

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Wild Foods Italy
Highlights from your plan
Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola

4
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Let the collections at Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal and Museo della Carta capture your imagination. We've included these beaches for you: Spiaggia di castiglione and Bagni d'Arienzo. Venture out of the city with trips to Fornillo (in Positano) and Le Vigne di Raito (in Vietri sul Mare).

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ravello vacation planner.

Getting from Assisi to Ravello by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Assisi in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ravello, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Positano, Vietri sul Mare, Amalfi
Highlights from your plan
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, explore the ancient world of Ruins of Herculaneum, and then delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): examine the collection at National Archaeological Museum of Naples, brush up on your military savvy at Galleria Borbonica, then take in the exciting artwork at Keste, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Naples trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Ravello to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in October, plan for little chillier nights in Naples, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Pompeii Archaeological Park, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano

4
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Family-friendly places like Palatine Hill and Trevi Fountain will thrill your kids. Museum-lovers will get to explore Galleria Borghese and Vatican Museums. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, wander the streets of Trastevere, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rome online itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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