16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25​h
1
Venice
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Milan
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
4
Pisa
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Cascia
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Matera
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Naples
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
8
Rome
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, and finally contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Venice online route 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 when traveling from Melbourne to Venice is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect Venice to be much warmer, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and then see the interesting displays at Castello Sforzesco.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Milan day trip planning website .

You can take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 20th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, then get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Florence holiday planner .

You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can catch the train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

1
night
Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli, steep yourself in history at Le mura di Lucca, and then take in panoramic vistas at Torre di Pisa.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pisa trip maker app .

You can take a train from Florence to Pisa in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Pisa when traveling from Florence in June, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Cascia.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Le mura di Lucca
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Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

1
night
Cascia

Cascia
Cascia is a town and comune (municipality) of the Italian province of Perugia in a rather remote area of the mountainous southeastern corner of Umbria. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Scoglio della Preghiera.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cascia trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pisa to Cascia in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Pisa in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cascia, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Matera.
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1
day
Matera

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Sassi di Matera.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Matera road trip planning tool .

Getting from Cascia to Matera by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Matera when traveling from Cascia in June, with lows around 19°C. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Naples.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites
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Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera

2
nights
Naples

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Ruins of Herculaneum and then explore the ancient world of Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei. On the next day, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Naples online travel planner .

Drive from Matera to Naples in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. June in Naples sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pompeii Archaeological Park, Ruins of Herculaneum
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Ruins of Herculaneum ©
Ruins of Herculaneum

4
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Attractions like Colosseum and Palatine Hill make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and make a trip to Spanish Steps.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary site .

Getting from Naples to Rome by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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