54 days in Italy Itinerary

54 days in Italy Itinerary

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Venice
— 6 nights
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Verona
— 6 nights
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Milan
— 3 nights
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Florence
— 7 nights
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Assisi
— 7 nights
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Positano
— 7 nights
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Naples
— 7 nights
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Rome
— 8 nights
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Venice

— 6 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.
Get some cultural insight at Piazza San Marco and Scrovegni Chapel. Your inner history buff will appreciate Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani & Basilica of St. Anthony). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Venezia, and see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Venice driving holiday planning website.

Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Venice. In April, Venice is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Verona

— 6 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fondazione Bisazza and Arena di Verona. Step out of the city life by going to Scuola Italiana di Sci & Snowboard Kristal and Centro Equitazione Ai Schinchi. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Piazza delle Erbe, explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Libreria Antiquaria Perini, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Verona day trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. April in Verona sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Milan

— 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Do your shopping at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and Micromercato Moltrasio. Get outdoors at Anything But Work and Sentee di Sort. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Greenway del Lago di Como (in Colonno), Chiosco Villa Carlotta (in Tremezzina) and Mr. Savethewall (in Como). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Milan tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Verona to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. April in Milan sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Florence

— 7 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. For shopping fun, head to M.G. Design or Mercato Centrale. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Basilica San Vitale (in Ravenna) and Siena (Silvia Tanganelli, Duomo di Siena, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Florence day trip planning tool.

Take a train from Milan to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. April in Florence sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Assisi

— 7 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Take a break from the city and head to Val d'Orcia and Albaneto. Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi and San Damiano will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Assisi to go to Castelnuovo dell'Abate and see Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eremo delle Carceri, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, stop by Art Leather, and see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Assisi attractions site.

Traveling by car from Florence to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Florence in April since evenings lows in Assisi dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

Positano

— 7 nights
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Head to Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela and Ceramiche D'Arte Pascalfor plenty of shopping. Duomo di Ravello and Duomo di Sant'Andrea are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Positano: Ravello (Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, Villa Rufolo, &more), Amalfi (Centro Storico, Valle delle Ferriere, &more) and Scala (Cattedrale di San Lorenzo & Chiesa dell'Annunziata). There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Miniaci Art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia San Giovanni, Head underground at Grotte di Suppraiano, and head outdoors with Monte Finestra.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Positano itinerary planner.

Getting from Assisi to Positano by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Positano when traveling from Assisi in May, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Naples

— 7 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Step out of the city life by going to Posillipo and Speed Boats Tours. For shopping fun, head to Sol’Art Ceramiche or Made In Salerno. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Paestum Ruins (in Paestum), Salerno (Salerno War Cemetery, Cilento, &more) and Forum (in Pompeii). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, don't miss a visit to Galleria Borbonica, admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Arciconfraternita della Santissima Annunziata e del Santissimo Rosario.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Naples vacation builder website.

Traveling by car from Positano to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Naples sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rome

— 8 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Pantheon. Escape the urban bustle at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus and Colle del Gianicolo. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). There's much more to do: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Rome journey planner.

Take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.