29 days in Italy Itinerary

29 days in Italy Itinerary

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29 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  27 h
1
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Naples
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Rome
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
4
Orvieto
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Florence
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
7
Venice
— 6 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
San Teodoro, Sardinia

San Teodoro ©
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Spiaggia La Cinta and Spiaggia Isuledda. Step out of the city life by going to Lu Impostu Beach and Grotta del Bue Marino. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Teodoro: Spiaggia Berchida (in Siniscola) and Oasi Biderosa (in Orosei). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Teodoro trip itinerary planner .

Melbourne, Australia to San Teodoro is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in May, expect San Teodoro to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Spiaggia Berchida, Oasi Biderosa, Grotta del Bue Marino, Spiaggia Isuledda
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Spiaggia Isuledda ©
Spiaggia Isuledda
Oasi Biderosa ©
Oasi Biderosa
Spiaggia La Cinta ©
Spiaggia La Cinta

4
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Step off the beaten path and head to Underground Naples and Paestum Ruins. Galleria Borbonica and Museo Cappella Sansevero will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Duomo di Ravello (in Ravello), Villa San Michele (in Anacapri) and Castello Aragonese d'Ischia (in Ischia). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, and delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Naples, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from San Teodoro to Naples by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

I Faraglioni, Villa San Michele, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Paestum Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Castello Aragonese d'Ischia ©
Castello Aragonese d'Ischia

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano and Church of St. Louis of the French. Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Go for a jaunt from Rome to Ostia Antica to see Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip tool .

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Rome sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Orvieto.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

3
nights
Orvieto

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Duomo di Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio. Popular historic sites such as Pozzo di San Patrizio and Pitigliano Centro Storico are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Orvieto: Giardino dei Tarocchi (in Pescia Fiorentina), Cascate del Mulino (in Saturnia) and Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni (in Montalcino). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Cascata delle Marmore and take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Lante.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Orvieto trip planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Orvieto in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Rome in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Orvieto, with lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni, Villa Lante, Cascata delle Marmore, Pitigliano Centro Storico, Giardino dei Tarocchi
Highlights from your plan
Pitigliano Centro Storico ©
Pitigliano Centro Storico
Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto
Cascate del Mulino ©
Cascate del Mulino

3
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola and Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto. Basilica di Santa Chiara and Eremo delle Carceri will appeal to history buffs. Explore Assisi's surroundings by going to Eremo Le Celle (in Cortona), Rocca Paolina (in Perugia) and Grotte di Frasassi (in Genga). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Paper and Watermark Museum Fabriano, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano, explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Assisi trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Orvieto to Assisi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Assisi are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Paper and Watermark Museum Fabriano, Grotte di Frasassi, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, Rocca Paolina, Eremo Le Celle
Highlights from your plan
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Pitti Palace. Kids will enjoy Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza della Signoria. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Basilica San Vitale (in Ravenna), Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino) and Duomo di Pisa (in Pisa). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, and take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Florence travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Assisi to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Basilica San Vitale, Duomo di Pisa, Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Abbazia di San Galgano
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano

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.
Get some historical perspective at Piazza San Marco and Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico. Let the collections at Doge's Palace and Palazzo Te capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Verona (Cappella dei Notai & Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore), Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio) and Castello Estense (in Ferrara). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Borghetto sul Mincio, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, explore the activities along Canal Grande, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice online trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Venice sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Padua, Verona, Palazzo Te, Castello Scaligero, Borghetto sul Mincio
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Palazzo Te ©
Palazzo Te

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