26 days in Italy & Monaco-Ville Itinerary

26 days in Italy & Monaco-Ville Itinerary

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26 days in Italy & Monaco-Ville Itinerary

Start: Christchurch, New Zealand
Fly + Train:  31 h
1
Tivoli, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h
3
Monaco-Ville, Monaco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Genoa, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Florence, Italy
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
8
Ostia Antica, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  30 h
End: Christchurch, New Zealand

3
nights
Tivoli, Italy

Tivoli ©
Tivoli is a town and comune in Lazio, central Italy, about 30km east-north-east of Rome, at the falls of the Aniene river where it issues from the Sabine hills. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo e Cripta della Cattedrale di Anagni and Mostra Permanente Tommaso Gismondi. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Villa d'Este and Chiesa San Giovenale. Explore Tivoli's surroundings by going to Cattedrale di Santa Maria - sec. XI-XII (in Anagni), Abbazia di Farfa (in Fara in Sabina) and Monastero Di S.Benedetto (in Subiaco). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Villa Adriana, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa ed Ex Convento di San Pastore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore, and steep yourself in history at Tomba della Vestale Cossinia.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tivoli day trip planning app .

Christchurch, New Zealand to Tivoli is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Christchurch to Tivoli due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Christchurch in August, things will get warmer in Tivoli: highs are around 39°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Ravello.

Things to do in Tivoli

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anagni, Chiesa San Giovenale, Abbazia di Farfa, Monastero Di S.Benedetto
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Villa d'Este ©
Villa d'Este
Villa Adriana ©
Villa Adriana
Chiesa San Giovenale ©
Chiesa San Giovenale

4
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Badia della Santissima Trinita'. Visit Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ravello: Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano (in Positano) and Santuario di Montevergine (in Mercogliano).

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Ravello trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Tivoli to Ravello takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ravello when traveling from Tivoli in September, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Monaco-Ville.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, Badia della Santissima Trinita', Santuario di Montevergine, Basilica of Saint Trofimena
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Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

2
nights
Monaco-Ville, Monaco

Monaco-Ville ©
Jutting out of the dramatic cliffs of Monaco sits Monaco-Ville, one of the nation's oldest towns.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): ponder the world of politics at Prince's Palace of Monaco, step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, try to win big at Casino Cafe de Paris, then take an in-depth tour of Musee D’Anthropologie Prehistorique, and finally shop like a local with Chocolaterie de Monaco. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Stamps and Money Museum, browse the different shops at Fontvieille Shopping Centre, then steep yourself in history at Vieux Monaco, then admire the striking features of Place du Palais, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Monaco-Ville trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ravello to Monaco-Ville. Traveling from Ravello in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Monaco-Ville. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Genoa.

Things to do in Monaco-Ville

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Stamps and Money Museum
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Vieux Monaco ©
Vieux Monaco
Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace

2
nights
Genoa, Italy

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica delle Vigne, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Siro, and finally explore the galleries of D'Albertis Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Giorgio, then visit a coastal fixture at Faro di Portofino, then explore the world behind art at Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Bianco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Genoa itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Monaco-Ville to Genoa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Portofino
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Palazzo Ducale ©
Palazzo Ducale

2
nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Oratorio dei Disciplinati di Santa Caterina, do a tasting at Cinque Terre Walk and Drink, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria, and finally get into the urban bustle at Vernazza. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco, appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Giovanni Battista, then admire the striking features of Chiesa Di San Pietro, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Corniglia.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre travel planner.

Take a train from Genoa to Cinque Terre in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Genoa in September since evenings lows in Cinque Terre dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Shopping Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©
Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Borgo Storico di Corniglia ©
Borgo Storico di Corniglia

6
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Duomo di Pisa. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Bologna (La Macchina del Tempo & Basilica di San Domenico), Pisa (Camposanto & Baptistery of St. John) and Museo Ducati (in Borgo Panigale). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Eremo di Montesiepi, see the interesting displays at Museo Ferrari, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Modena, and step into the grandiose world of Castello di Monteriggioni.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Florence trip builder site.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bologna, Pisa, Chiusdino, Castello di Monteriggioni, Museo Ferrari
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, make a trip to Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, then get to know the fascinating history of Colle Aventino, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, make a trip to Vatican Necropolis, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Cupola di San Pietro, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Venezia.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rome route planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Ostia Antica.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

2
nights
Ostia Antica, Italy

Ostia Antica ©
Ostia Antica is a large archeological site, close to the modern suburb of Ostia, that was the location of the harbour city of ancient Rome, which is approximately 30km to the northeast. On the 18th (Fri), browse the different shops at Shopping Village Castel Romano and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale Di S. Aurea.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ostia Antica road trip site .

Take a train from Florence to Ostia Antica in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Ostia Antica sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ostia Antica

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shopping Village Castel Romano
Highlights from your plan
Shopping Village Castel Romano ©
Shopping Village Castel Romano

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