11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

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11 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25​h
1
Venice
— 1 day
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
+3
train + Fly + foot + train:  6​h
3
Cabras, Sardinia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Carloforte, Sardinia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Rome
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

1
day
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 the 22nd (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Venice sightseeing planner.

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 train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Central European Time is minus 9 hours. In September, Venice is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

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 23rd (Mon): examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. On your second day here, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and finally get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip site .

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cabras.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

1
night
Cabras, Sardinia

Cabras ©
Looking out onto a vast coastline from the southern shore of the lake, Cabras represents an ancient village best known for its rare historical finds that date as far back as the Neolithic times.
On the 25th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Capo San Marco, enjoy the sand and surf at Sa Mesa Longa, then enjoy the sand and surf at I Gatti di Su Pallosu, and finally look for gifts at Oleificio Corrias Giovanni Matteo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Is Arutas and then stroll through S'Archeddu 'e sa Canna.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cabras trip planning site .

Getting from Florence to Cabras by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Florence in September: highs in Cabras hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Carloforte.

Things to do in Cabras

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

San Vero Milis, Capo San Marco, Oleificio Corrias Giovanni Matteo
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Spiaggia di Is Arutas ©
Spiaggia di Is Arutas
Capo San Marco ©
Capo San Marco
Sa Mesa Longa ©
Sa Mesa Longa

1
night
Carloforte, Sardinia

Carloforte ©
Carloforte is a fishing and resort town of located on Isola di San Pietro, approximately 7km off the southwestern coast of Sardinia, in southern Sardinia, Italy.HistoryAccording to a legend, a local church was founded in the early 14th century in honour of hundreds of participants to the so-called Children's Crusade of 1212 who perished in a shipwreck just off the island on their way to North Africa during a gale. On the 27th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Delle Colonne, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cala Fico, then stroll through Cape Sandalo, and finally stroll through La Conca.

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Drive from Cabras to Carloforte in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Carloforte

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Cape Sandalo ©
Cape Sandalo

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nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini. Attractions like Palatine Hill and Colosseum make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Carloforte to Rome. In September, daytime highs in Rome are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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