57 days in Italy Itinerary

57 days in Italy Itinerary

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57 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
+3
Fly + Train + Foot + Ferry:  28​h
1
Positano
— 6 nights
Ferry:  1​h 30​min
2
Salerno
— 6 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Assisi
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Siena
— 5 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Florence
— 6 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
7
Venice
— 6 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
8
Verona
— 5 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
9
Milan
— 8 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Adelaide

6
nights
Positano

Positano ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Positano: Ravello (San Giovanni del Toro, Belvedere Principessa di Piemonte, & more), Atrani (Vicoli, scale e archi & S.Maria Maddalena) and Amalfi (Wine Tours & Tastings, Cloister del Paradiso, & more). There's much more to do: get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, Head underground at Grotte di Suppraiano, make a trip to Parocchia di San Luca Evangelista, and kick back and relax at Fornillo.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Positano trip planning tool .

Adelaide, Australia to Positano is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight, train, and ferry. Traveling from Adelaide to Positano, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in November, you will find days in Positano are slightly colder (20°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Salerno.

Things to do in Positano

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Ravello, Praiano, Atrani
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei

6
nights
Salerno

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salerno: Maiori (Museo d'Arte Sacra "Don C. Confalone" & Chiesa di San Francesco), Tramonti (Giardino Segreto dell'Anima & Monte Finestra) and Basilica of Saint Trofimena (in Minori). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, get to know the fascinating history of Il Vecchio Centro Storico di Romagnano al Monte, don't miss a visit to Via dei Mercanti, and admire the natural beauty at Villa Comunale.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Salerno trip itinerary planning site .

You can ride a ferry from Positano to Salerno in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. November in Salerno sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Vietri sul Mare, Tramonti, Maiori, Chiesa San Pietro Apostolo, Pompeii Archaeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Monte Finestra ©
Monte Finestra
Chiesa San Pietro a Corte ©
Chiesa San Pietro a Corte

7
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Villa d'Este in Tivoli, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome online trip planner .

You can take a train from Salerno to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Salerno in November since evenings lows in Rome dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Assisi: Museo-Laboratorio di Vetrate Artistiche Moretti Caselli (in Perugia), Decugnano dei Barbi (in Orvieto) and Vineria del Carmine (in La Bruna). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, and learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Assisi online day trip planner .

Drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in November, expect nights in Assisi to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Siena.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Perugia, Decugnano dei Barbi, Museo Cinema a Pennello
Highlights from your plan
Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

5
nights
Siena

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Venture out of the city with trips to Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano), Montalcino (Castiglion del Bosco & Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni) and Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, steep yourself in history at Battistero di San Giovanni, step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, and explore the world behind art at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana.

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Drive from Assisi to Siena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Wineries Tours

Side Trips

Montalcino, Guardastelle Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

6
nights
Florence

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and make a trip to Palazzo Vecchio.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Florence tour itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December in Florence, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Castello del Trebbio
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio, Scrovegni Chapel, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Venice day trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Florence in December, with highs in Venice at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

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

5
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Verona: Parma (Caseificio San Pier Damiani & Cattedrale di Parma), Fondazione Bisazza (in Montecchio Maggiore) and Gruppo Dolomitico Sciliar-Catinaccio, Latemar - UNESCO (in Trento). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Arena di Verona, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Verona tour builder tool .

Traveling by bus from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Parma, Gruppo Dolomitico Sciliar-Catinaccio, Latemar - UNESCO, Fondazione Bisazza
Highlights from your plan
Fondazione Bisazza ©
Fondazione Bisazza
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe

8
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina), Casa dei Presepi (in Mezzegra) and Langhe landscapes UNESCO (in Alba). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and see La Casa Maledetta.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Milan journey planning tool .

Take a train from Verona to Milan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Milan, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mandello del Lario, Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara, Monte Grona, Parrocchia SS Nabore e Felice, Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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