47 days in Italy Itinerary

47 days in Italy Itinerary

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47 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25​h
1
Venice
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Milan
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Siena
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Assisi
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Rome
— 6 nights
train + subway:  3​h
7
Amalfi
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Pompeii
— 10 nights
train + Fly:  27​h
End: Melbourne

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Verona (Piazza delle Erbe, Arena di Verona, & more) and Padua (Basilica di Santa Giustina, Scrovegni Chapel, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Venice attractions website .

Melbourne, Australia to Venice is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Verona, Padua
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Langhe landscapes UNESCO (in Alba), Aquarium of Genoa (in Genoa) and Museo Egizio (in Turin). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, see La Casa Maledetta, and buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Milan vacation planner.

Take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Aquarium of Genoa, Museo Egizio, Villa del Balbianello, Langhe landscapes UNESCO
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa

5
nights
Florence

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step out of Florence with an excursion to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Milan in November, expect nights in Florence to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

5
nights
Siena

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Change things up with these side-trips from Siena: Montalcino (Castiglion del Bosco & Mate Winery), Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano) and Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate). Next up on the itinerary: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, get lost in a book at Biblioteca Piccolomini, do a tasting at Fattoria di Montemaggio, and admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Siena travel route builder site .

You can take a bus from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Wineries Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Montalcino, Fattoria di Montemaggio, Guardastelle Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Scuola di Cucina di Lella ©
Scuola di Cucina di Lella
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

5
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Change things up with these side-trips from Assisi: Wild Foods Italy (in Montefalco), Museo Cinema a Pennello (in Montecosaro) and Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio (in Mercatello). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Assisi tour planner.

Traveling by car from Siena to Assisi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Siena, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Assisi, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Perugia, Wild Foods Italy, Museo Cinema a Pennello, Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio
Highlights from your plan
Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Assisi to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Rome sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

5
nights
Amalfi

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Venture out of the city with trips to I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos (in Praiano) and Positano (Fornillo & Il Sentiero Degli Dei). There's lots more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, stop by Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Amalfi trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of train and subway from Rome to Amalfi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in November, Amalfi is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pompeii.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Positano, Liquorificio Mansi Carlo, I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos, Castello di San Nicola de Thoro-Plano
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei

10
nights
Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pompeii: Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista (in Praiano), Positano (Fishing Charters & Tours, Kayaking & Canoeing, & more) and Vietri sul Mare (Le Vigne di Raito & Sol’Art Ceramiche). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Pompeii Archaeological Park, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, head outdoors with Cilento, and get to know the fascinating history of Il Vecchio Centro Storico di Romagnano al Monte.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Pompeii trip planner .

Drive from Amalfi to Pompeii in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Pompeii when traveling from Amalfi in November, with lows around 11°C. You'll set off for home on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Pompeii

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Salerno, Positano, Sorrento, Vietri sul Mare, Paestum
Highlights from your plan
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Food Tours

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