17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly:  23 h 45 min
1
Venice
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Rome
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Positano
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
5
Naples
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  25 h
End: Sydney

3
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.
Shop till you drop at Piazza delle Erbe and Fondazione Bisazza. Visit Piazza San Marco and Scrovegni Chapel for their historical value. Step out of Venice with an excursion to Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore in Verona--about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, view the masterpieces at Vittorio Costantini Workshop, and steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice holiday builder website.

Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 24- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Venice is minus 9 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Sydney in January: high temperatures in Venice hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Verona, Scrovegni Chapel, Fondazione Bisazza
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Visit Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and shop like a local with Collezione Roberto Casamonti.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Florence online holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Venice in January: highs in Florence hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
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 Vatican Museums. Head to Via Condotti and Galleria del Cembalofor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rome tour builder app.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In January in Rome, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

3
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo and Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kundry Bottega d'Arte and Ravello Arte. Change things up with these side-trips from Positano: Castiglione (Spiaggia di castiglione & Lido di Ravello) and Ravello (San Giovanni del Toro, Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Miniaci Art Gallery and enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Positano day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Rome to Positano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, subway, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 10°C in Positano. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Naples.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Cattedrale di San Lorenzo
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Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo ©
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

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Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 19th (Sun), shop like a local with Museodivino, see the interesting displays at Ospedale delle Bambole, then shop like a local with Sol’Art Ceramiche, and finally explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Archivio Fotografico Parisio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Museo Cappella Sansevero, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Lannio, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Naples trip app.

Traveling by bus from Positano to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Positano in January, expect little chillier with lows of 6°C in Naples. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Sol’Art Ceramiche, Spiaggia Lannio, Duomo di Salerno, Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Sol’Art Ceramiche ©
Sol’Art Ceramiche
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

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