29 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

29 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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29 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  26 h
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Orvieto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  4 h
4
Isola Del Giglio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Orbetello
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 3 nights
Ferry + Drive:  3 h
7
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
8
Verona
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
9
Venice
— 8 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Brisbane

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica and Vatican City will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Church of St. Louis of the French and Abbazia di San Paolo Fuori Le Mura. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini, make a trip to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Venezia.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rome online road trip planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Rome is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brisbane to Rome due to the time zone difference. In May in Rome, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Orvieto.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
Highlights from your plan
Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica ©
Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls ©

2
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.
On the 6th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Pozzo di San Patrizio, then take a stroll through Civita di Bagnoregio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Giovenale, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Orvieto. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Fattoria di Monticello and then learn about winemaking at Slow Food Cooking School.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Orvieto day trip planner .

Take a train from Rome to Orvieto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Orvieto, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites Classes Wineries

Side Trips

Slow Cooking Class, Civita di Bagnoregio, Fattoria di Monticello Winery
Highlights from your plan
Chiesa San Giovenale ©
Chiesa San Giovenale
Fattoria di Monticello Winery ©
Fattoria di Monticello Winery
Pozzo di San Patrizio ©
Pozzo di San Patrizio

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, explore the historical opulence of Rocca Paolina, then do a tasting at Cantina Sportoletti, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Chiara.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Assisi trip planner .

Drive from Orvieto to Assisi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Assisi sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Isola Del Giglio.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, Cantina Sportoletti, Rocca Paolina
Highlights from your plan
San Damiano ©
San Damiano
Rocca Maggiore ©
Rocca Maggiore

3
nights
Isola Del Giglio

Isola Del Giglio
Step off the beaten path and head to Spiaggia Campese and Bagno Amaranto. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Playa del Carma and Cala dello Smeraldo.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Isola Del Giglio trip site .

Getting from Assisi to Isola Del Giglio by combination of car and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. May in Isola Del Giglio sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Orbetello.

Things to do in Isola Del Giglio

Parks Beaches Outdoors

2
nights
Orbetello

Orbetello ©
Orbetello is a town and comune in the province of Grosseto (Tuscany), Italy. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Celestina Fe', witness a stunning natural landmark at Cascate del Mulino, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Giorgio, and finally admire the natural beauty at Giardino dei Tarocchi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): kick back and relax at La Feniglia and then take advantage of the amenities at Braccio Energy Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Orbetello online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Isola Del Giglio to Orbetello takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Orbetello

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Chiesa di San Giorgio, Giardino dei Tarocchi, Cascate del Mulino, Azienda Agricola Celestina Fe'
Highlights from your plan
Chiesa di San Giorgio ©
Chiesa di San Giorgio
La Feniglia ©
La Feniglia
Giardino dei Tarocchi ©
Giardino dei Tarocchi

3
nights
Portoferraio, Elba Island

Portoferraio ©
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Spiaggia di Cavoli and Percorso dell'Enfola. Get outdoors at Spiaggia Di Sansone and Spiaggia di Capo Bianco. Venture out of the city with trips to Spiaggia delle Tombe (in Campo nell'Elba) and Spiaggia del Relitto (in Pomonte).

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Portoferraio trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Orbetello to Portoferraio by combination of car and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Orbetello in May, expect nights in Portoferraio to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Spiaggia delle Tombe, Spiaggia di Cavoli, Spiaggia del Relitto
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia Di Sansone ©
Spiaggia Di Sansone
Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then make a trip to Centro Storico, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In May, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Food Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, admire the masterpieces at Museo di Castelvecchio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally explore the world behind art at Palazzo Te. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Anastasia, then step into the grandiose world of Rocca Scaligera di Sirmione, and finally explore the ancient world of Grotte di Catullo.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Verona trip app .

Take a train from Florence to Verona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Sirmione, Palazzo Te
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo Te ©
Palazzo Te
Grotte di Catullo ©
Grotte di Catullo
Basilica di Santa Anastasia ©
Basilica di Santa Anastasia

8
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.
Popular historic sites such as San Giorgio Maggiore and Basilica di Sant’Antonio are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Scrovegni Chapel and Dorsoduro. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Bibione (Bibione - Lungomare, La spiaggia di Pluto, & more). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Isola di Burano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Venezia, and admire the striking features of Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Venice day trip app .

Traveling by train from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bibione, Padua, Blue Moon
Highlights from your plan
San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore
Campo del Ghetto ©
Campo del Ghetto
Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo ©

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