34 days in Italy & Lisbon Itinerary

34 days in Italy & Lisbon Itinerary

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34 days in Italy & Lisbon Itinerary

Start: Milan, Italy
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 15​min
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Parma, Italy
— 1 day
Train:  1​h 15​min
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 15​min
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Verona, Italy
— 1 day
Train:  1​h 15​min
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  45​min
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Como, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  45​min
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 9 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
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Salerno, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

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Milan, Italy

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.
To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Milan attractions planner .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Malpensa International Airport, Milano Linate Airport and Il Caravaggio International Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. You will leave for Parma on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Milan

Nightlife Historic Sites Outdoors

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Parma, Italy

Parma ©
Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di Parma, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Torrechiara, then head outdoors with Centro Ippico La Torretta, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Camera di San Paolo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Parma.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Parma trip app .

You can take a train from Milan to Parma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Parma

Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castello di Torrechiara
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Battistero di Parma ©
Battistero di Parma
Cattedrale di Parma ©
Cattedrale di Parma
Castello di Torrechiara ©
Castello di Torrechiara

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Milan, Italy

Milan
To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Milan online trip builder .

Take a train from Parma to Milan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 1st (Tue), you're off toVerona.

Things to do in Milan

Nightlife Historic Sites Outdoors

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Verona, Italy

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 1st (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, then admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta, and finally experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Verona trip planner .

You can take a train from Milan to Verona in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria delle Grazie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Museo Poldi Pezzoli, then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and then look for gifts at Enoteca Iemmallo.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan online day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Verona to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Como.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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Como, Italy

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio and Basilica di San Fedele. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palazzo Borromeo and Cathedral of Como (Duomo). Get out of town with these interesting Como side-trips: Lake Orta (in Orta San Giulio) and Riva Bianca Beach (in Lierna). The adventure continues: stroll through Sentiero 6 - Valbasca, head outdoors with Lake Como Adventures, and identify plant and animal life at I Falconieri del Feudo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Como holiday planner.

Getting from Milan to Como by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. October in Como sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Como

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Palazzo Borromeo, Lake Orta, Riva Bianca Beach
Highlights from your plan
Riva Bianca Beach ©
Riva Bianca Beach
Basilica di Sant'Abbondio ©
Basilica di Sant'Abbondio
Basilica di San Fedele ©
Basilica di San Fedele

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take a stroll through Brera District and then step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Milan itinerary builder website .

Traveling by train from Como to Milan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Monumental Cemetery ©
Monumental Cemetery
Pinacoteca di Brera ©
Pinacoteca di Brera

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nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Rota Vicentina. Venture out of the city with trips to Parque Natural da Arrabida (in Setubal), Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Quinta da Regaleira, & more) and Cabo da Roca (in Colares). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Belém Tower, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and learn about winemaking at The Best Portugal.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Milan to Lisbon takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, Lisbon is somewhat warmer than Milan - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Sintra, Parque Natural da Arrabida, Rota Vicentina, Cabo da Roca
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

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Rome, Italy

Rome
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Visit Catacombe di San Callisto and Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Galleria Borghese and I Colori di Dentro di Maria Grazia Luffarelli. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, take a stroll through Campo de' Fiori, get a taste of the local shopping with ALEFBET, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Rione Regola.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Rome are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Salerno.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Galleria Borghese
Galleria Borghese
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Catacombs of Saint Callixtus ©
Catacombs of Saint Callixtus

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Salerno, Italy

Salerno ©
While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Visiting Fornillo and Spiaggia di castiglione will get you outdoors. Do your shopping at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela and Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal. Explore Salerno's surroundings by going to Paestum Ruins (in Paestum), Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea & Museo della Carta) and Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Villa Rufolo, & more). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, examine the collection at Museo Roberto Papi, do a tasting at Le Vigne di Raito, and admire the masterpieces at Museo della Ceramica Alfonso Tafuri.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Salerno online trip maker .

Take a train from Rome to Salerno in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Rome in October since evenings lows in Salerno dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Vietri sul Mare, Fornillo, Pompeii Archaeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Serra. Palatine Hill and Colosseum will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Villa Adriana in Tivoli (about 36 minutes away). Enjoy Rome some more: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, get a taste of the local shopping with Teatro dei Dioscuri, take a stroll through Trastevere, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rome road trip planning site .

Getting from Salerno to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salerno in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Vatican Museums, Villa Adriana
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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