32 days in Italy Itinerary

32 days in Italy Itinerary

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32 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Milan
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
2
Varenna
— 4 nights
Train:  3​h 15​min
3
Verona
— Few hours
Bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Venice
— 2 nights
Train:  5​h 30​min
5
Cinque Terre
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
6
Pisa
— Few hours
Train:  1​h
7
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
8
Siena
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Orvieto
— 2 nights
Train + Subway:  5​h
11
Sorrento
— 5 nights
Subway + Train:  2​h 45​min
12
Rome
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Perth

2
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.
Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Enoteca Bolis, then examine the collection at Castello Visconteo - Musei Civici, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Michele Maggiore, and finally take in the views from Ponte Coperto.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan tour itinerary planner .

Perth, Australia to Milan is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Perth to Milan. In September, Milan is somewhat warmer than Perth - with highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Varenna.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Pavia
Highlights from your plan
Enoteca Bolis ©
Enoteca Bolis
Basilica San Michele Maggiore ©
Basilica San Michele Maggiore

4
nights
Varenna

Varenna ©
Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. Get a sense of the local culture at Villa Carlotta and Enoteca Principessa. You'll explore and learn at i Giardini di Villa Melzi and Chiosco Villa Carlotta. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Varenna: Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina), Casa dei Presepi (in Mezzegra) and Lido di Lenno (in Lenno). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Riva Bianca Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Giacomo, examine the collection at Museo degli Strumenti per la Navigazione, and stop by Azalea - Silk of Como.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Varenna online holiday planner .

You can take a train from Milan to Varenna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Varenna, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Verona.

Things to do in Varenna

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Bellagio, Tremezzina, Riva Bianca Beach, Casa dei Presepi, Lido di Lenno
Highlights from your plan
Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
i Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
i Giardini di Villa Melzi
Enoteca Principessa ©
Enoteca Principessa

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hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Cantina di Custoza, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Teresa degli Scalzi, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Verona online tour itinerary builder .

Drive from Varenna to Verona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cantina di Custoza

2
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.
On your second day here, examine the collection at Museo dell'Aria, then take a leisurely stroll along Diga Sottomarina, and then cool off at Bagni Alberoni.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner .

Getting from Verona to Venice by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In September, daytime highs in Venice are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Venice

Outdoors Beaches Golf

Side Trips

Museo dell'Aria, Diga Sottomarina
Highlights from your plan
Diga Sottomarina ©
Diga Sottomarina
Circolo Golf Venezia ©
Circolo Golf Venezia
Museo dell'Aria ©
Museo dell'Aria

4
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Let the collections at Punta Corvo and Castello di Lerici capture your imagination. Cinque Terre Trails and Portovenere are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Cinque Terre's surroundings by going to La Spezia (Museo Civico Amedeo Lia & Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia) and Museo audiovisivo della Resistenza (in Fosdinovo). The adventure continues: hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Riomaggiore, and learn about winemaking at Terra di Bargon.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cinque Terre online trip planner .

Drive from Venice to Cinque Terre in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

La Spezia, Castello di Lerici, Portovenere, Museo audiovisivo della Resistenza, Punta Corvo
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Lerici ©
Castello di Lerici
Terra di Bargon ©
Terra di Bargon
Portovenere ©
Portovenere

few
hours
Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get outside with Il Pineto Parco Avventura and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica romanica di San Piero a Grado.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Pisa tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Pisa in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Pisa are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Villa del Poggio Imperiale and then take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

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Take a train from Pisa to Florence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. September in Florence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Greve in Chianti
Highlights from your plan
Accademia del Buon Gusto ©
Accademia del Buon Gusto
Castello di Verrazzano ©
Castello di Verrazzano
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Poggio Rubino, take a stroll around San Quirico d'Orcia, take in panoramic vistas at Fortezza di Montalcino, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Medievale Cinto da Mura, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbazia di San Galgano. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museo della Mezzadria, then do a tasting at Castiglion del Bosco, then do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Patrizia Cencioni Solaria, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eremo di Montesiepi.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Siena online travel planner .

Take a bus from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Montalcino, Buonconvento, Chiusdino, San Quirico d'Orcia
Highlights from your plan
Castiglion del Bosco ©
Castiglion del Bosco
Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni ©
Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni
Poggio Rubino ©
Poggio Rubino

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): do a tasting at Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio, then do a tasting at Montioni Frantoio e Cantina, then get engrossed in the history at La Rocca, and finally steep yourself in history at Piazza del Duomo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Rita, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, then do a tasting at Bocale Vini, and finally examine the collection at Complesso Museale di San Francesco.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Assisi road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Siena to Assisi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Assisi can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Orvieto.

Things to do in Assisi

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Montefalco, Spoleto, Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio, Basilica di Santa Rita
Highlights from your plan
Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio ©
Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio
Montioni Frantoio e Cantina ©
Montioni Frantoio e Cantina
Bocale Vini ©
Bocale Vini

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take a stroll through Quartiere San Pellegrino. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Villa Lante, test the waters at a local thermal spa, and then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo dei Papi.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Orvieto day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Orvieto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Orvieto sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. You'll set off for Sorrento on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites Spas Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Viterbo
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo dei Papi ©
Palazzo dei Papi
Quartiere San Pellegrino ©
Quartiere San Pellegrino
Villa Lante ©
Villa Lante

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nights
Sorrento

Sorrento ©
A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela and Sol’Art Ceramiche. Do some cultural sightseeing at Le Vigne di Raito and Paestum Ruins. Venture out of the city with trips to Duomo di Ravello (in Ravello), Positano (Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta e Cripta Medievale & Fornillo) and Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea & Museo della Carta). There's lots more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di S.Maria delle Grazie, enjoy the sand and surf at Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna, and explore the world behind art at Museobottega della Tarsialignea.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sorrento vacation planning app .

Traveling by car from Orvieto to Sorrento takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sorrento when traveling from Orvieto in September, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Sorrento

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Vietri sul Mare, Amalfi, Positano, Ravello, Chiesa di S.Maria delle Grazie
Highlights from your plan
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Sol’Art Ceramiche ©
Sol’Art Ceramiche

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Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Appreciate the collections at Museo Agostinelli and Museo Storico Piana delle Orme. Get a sense of the local culture at Enoteca L' Arte del bere and Santuario della Madonna del Divino Amore. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Stabilimento Balneare le Palme, stroll through V Lounge Beach Club, cool off at Nuova Pineta Pinetina, and look for all kinds of wild species at Bosco della Sughereta.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rome trip planner .

Getting from Sorrento to Rome by combination of subway and train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Rome when traveling from Sorrento in September, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Museo Storico Piana delle Orme, Bosco della Sughereta
Highlights from your plan
V Lounge Beach Club ©
V Lounge Beach Club
Museo Agostinelli ©
Museo Agostinelli
Museo Storico Piana delle Orme ©
Museo Storico Piana delle Orme

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