29 days in Western Europe Itinerary

29 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip itinerary planner

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Rome
— 6 nights
Drive
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Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 10 nights
Drive
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Sarzana
— 1 night
Drive
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Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Train
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Genoa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sanremo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice
— 4 nights
Fly

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Rome

— 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Villa d'Este. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pantheon and Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli. The adventure continues: make a trip to Welcome to Rome, admire the landmark architecture of Cupola di San Pietro, explore the ancient world of Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali, and get engrossed in the history at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rome route planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport and Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport. April in Rome sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Assisi

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Superiore di San Francesco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then stop by Assisi Jewels, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Santo Stefano, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cripta di San Francesco. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Tempio di Sant'Angelo - Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, explore the world behind art at Studio Moretti Caselli, admire the masterpieces at Fondazione Marini Clarelli Santi - Casa Museo degli Oddi, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Assisi online trip builder.

You can drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. April in Assisi sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Florence

— 10 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pitti Palace and Basilica San Vitale. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica San Miniato al Monte are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Abbazia di Sant'Antimo (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate), Parrocchia Di S. Egidio Abate (in Montalcino) and Bologna (Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano & Santuario di Madonna di San Luca). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia di San Galgano, explore the world behind art at Musei San Domenico, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo di Montesiepi.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Sarzana.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Sarzana

— 1 night
Sarzana is a town, comune (municipality) and former short-lived Catholic bishopric in the Province of La Spezia, of Liguria region, northwestern Italy, 15km east of Spezia, on the railway to Pisa, at the point where the railway to Parma diverges to the north. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Via Giuseppe Mazzini and then contemplate the long history of Pieve di Sant'Andrea.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Sarzana trip planner.

Drive from Florence to Sarzana in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Sarzana

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Cinque Terre

— 1 night

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 12th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Manarola and then get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Corniglia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo dell'Emigrante, then trek along Levanto to Monterosso Trail, and then admire the landmark architecture of Chiesa Di San Pietro.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cinque Terre trip builder tool.

Getting from Sarzana to Cinque Terre by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Genoa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Genoa

— 2 nights
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 14th (Thu): examine the collection at Palazzo Doria Tursi, see the interesting displays at Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Rosso, then admire the masterpieces at Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Bianco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Museo Diocesano Chiostro dei Canonici di San Lorenzo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, explore the historical opulence of D'Albertis Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Di Santa Maria Assunta.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Genoa vacation planner.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Genoa by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cinque Terre in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Genoa, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sanremo.

Things to do in Genoa

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sanremo

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Russian Orthodox Church (San Basilio), make a trip to Santuario Madonna Della Costa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Maria of Angeli, contemplate the long history of Forte Santa Tecla, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Concattedrale di San Siro, and finally pause for some photo ops at Statua della Vittoria. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ampelio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia Santa Maria Immacolata Frati Cappuccini, then explore the world behind art at Museo Diocesano e Battistero Paleocristiano, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Michele Arcangelo.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sanremo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Genoa to Sanremo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Sanremo sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Sanremo

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Venice

— 4 nights

City of Romance

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Museum-lovers will appreciate Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, take a stroll through Cannaregio, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, and enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Sanremo to Venice by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Liguria travel guide

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Aquariums · Landmarks · Beaches
Two millennia ago the whole of northwestern Italy was inhabited by the Liguris, the people from whom the region of Liguria gets its name. Today, this northwestern region of Italy is home to seaside resort towns often compared to Cannes and Monaco. Liguria's coastline is dotted with dozens of sandy, rocky, and pebbly beaches. Genoa, a thriving urban center and the country's largest commercial port, is also here. An easily accessible holiday destination, the region features an excellent network of roads and railroad lines that run the length of the coast, linking the popular Italian Riviera with France and the rest of Europe, which makes it especially convenient if you’re planning trips to other areas. Whether you choose to travel by train or car, the journey takes you through tunnel after tunnel and past villages, vineyards, and olive groves.