29 days in Western Europe Itinerary

29 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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29 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Rome
1
Rome
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Florence
— 10 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Sarzana
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
6
Genoa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Sanremo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
8
Venice
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Paris

6
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore and learn at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini and Stanze di Raffaello. Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli. Change things up with a short trip to Villa d'Este in Tivoli (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, steep yourself in history at Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura, get engrossed in the history at Welcome to Rome, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rome vacation planning site .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport and Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa d'Este
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
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, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Superiore di San Francesco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, look for gifts at Assisi Jewels, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santo Stefano, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of 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, admire the masterpieces at Museo-Laboratorio di Vetrate Artistiche Moretti Caselli, then explore the world behind art at Fondazione Marini Clarelli Santi - Casa Museo degli Oddi, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally make a trip to Eremo delle Carceri.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Assisi journey builder app .

Traveling by car from Rome to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Perugia
Highlights from your plan
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

10
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Santuario di Madonna di San Luca (in Bologna), Basilica San Vitale (in Ravenna) and Abbazia di Sant'Antimo (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary, pause for some serene contemplation at Eremo di Montesiepi, examine the collection at Musei San Domenico, and explore the historical opulence of Rocchetta Mattei.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planning tool .

You can drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sarzana.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chiusdino, Montalcino, Bologna, Monteriggioni, Centro Storico di Siena
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

1
night
Sarzana

Sarzana ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Via Giuseppe Mazzini and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pieve di Sant'Andrea.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sarzana trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Sarzana in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Sarzana can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Sarzana

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pieve di Sant'Andrea ©
Pieve di Sant'Andrea

1
night
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
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. On the next day, examine the collection at Museo dell'Emigrante, hike along Levanto to Monterosso Trail, and then admire the landmark architecture of Chiesa Di San Pietro.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre sightseeing website .

Drive from Sarzana to Cinque Terre in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Genoa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Levanto to Monterosso Trail, Museo dell'Emigrante
Highlights from your plan
Borgo Storico di Corniglia ©
Borgo Storico di Corniglia
Chiesa Di San Pietro ©
Chiesa Di San Pietro

2
nights
Genoa

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 14th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Palazzo Doria Tursi, examine the collection at Palazzo Rosso, 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. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at 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, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Genoa tour itinerary planner .

Take a train from Cinque Terre to Genoa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cinque Terre in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Genoa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sanremo.

Things to do in Genoa

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo Rosso ©
Palazzo Rosso
Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Bianco ©

2
nights
Sanremo

Sanremo ©
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, then admire the landmark architecture of Forte Santa Tecla, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Concattedrale di San Siro, and finally pause for some photo ops at Statua della Vittoria. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ampelio, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parrocchia Santa Maria Immacolata Frati Cappuccini, then explore the world behind art at Museo Diocesano e Battistero Paleocristiano, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Michele Arcangelo.

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Drive from Genoa to Sanremo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Sanremo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Albenga, Parrocchia Santa Maria Immacolata Frati Cappuccini, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, Chiesa di Sant'Ampelio
Highlights from your plan
Russian Orthodox Church (San Basilio) ©
Cattedrale di San Michele Arcangelo ©

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.
Doge's Palace and Museo Ebraico di Venezia will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Piazza San Marco and Cannaregio. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, and take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Sanremo to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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