29 days in Italy Itinerary

29 days in Italy Itinerary

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29 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
+4
Fly + Bus + Train + Foot + Ferry:  28 h
1
Positano
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
2
Vietri sul Mare
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Rome
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Florence
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Milan
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
Venice
— 4 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Melbourne

4
nights
Positano

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Change things up with these side-trips from Positano: Spiaggia di Atrani (in Atrani), Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea & Torre dello Ziro) and Lido di Ravello (in Castiglione). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fornillo, steep yourself in history at Villa Rufolo, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Grande, and hike along Ravello-Minori Walk.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Positano online route planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Positano is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight, train, and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, train, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, train, bus, and ferry. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Positano due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: highs in Positano hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Vietri sul Mare.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Praiano, Spiaggia di Atrani
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Boat Tours & Water Sports

4
nights
Vietri sul Mare

Vietri sul Mare ©
Vietri sul Mare is a town and comune in the province of Salerno, in the Campania region of southern Italy. Explore Vietri sul Mare's surroundings by going to Minori (Spiaggia Di Minori & Villa Romana e Antiquarium), Maiori (Spiaggia - Hotel Sole Splendid, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more) and Basilica (in Pompeii). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di castiglione, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Lannio, get outside with Monte Finestra, and explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Vietri sul Mare trip itinerary maker tool .

You can ride a ferry from Positano to Vietri sul Mare in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Vietri sul Mare

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maiori, Pompeii, Minori, Spiaggia di castiglione, Spiaggia Lannio
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Sentiero dei Limoni ©
Sentiero dei Limoni

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rome itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Vietri sul Mare to Rome in 3 hours. Traveling from Vietri sul Mare in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rome, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Siena (Fontebranda, Basilica Cateriniana Di S. Domenico, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Florence road trip planning app .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
The Boboli Gardens ©
The Boboli Gardens

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Cathedral of Como (Duomo) (in Como), Sentee di Sort (in Cernobbio) and Forte Montecchio Nord (in Colico). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco, explore the stunning scenery at Orrido di Bellano, and stroll through Riva Bianca Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Milan trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Florence to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Florence in October: highs in Milan hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Monte Grona, Riva Bianca Beach, Spiaggia Tranquilla, Chiesa Santa Maria del Tiglio, Cathedral of Como (Duomo)
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
La Casa Maledetta ©
La Casa Maledetta

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Venice to Padua to see Scrovegni Chapel about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary app .

Getting from Milan to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

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