22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  9 h
1
Rome
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
La Spezia
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
4
Genoa
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Milan
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
6
Como
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  24 h
End: Sydney

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 your shopping at Marchese di Sassinoro and Cedro 33. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Church of St. Louis of the French and Duomo di Orvieto. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Villa d'Este (in Tivoli) and Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica, stop by Paciotti Salumeria, and make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rome online road trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Rome is minus 9 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in June, with highs in Rome at 34°C and lows at 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Duomo di Orvieto, Villa d'Este, St. Peter's Basilica, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Cedro 33 ©
Cedro 33
Centro Commerciale Porta di Roma ©
Centro Commerciale Porta di Roma

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Duomo di Pisa and Piazza dei Miracoli. Shop till you drop at Wilma Firenze and Signum. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa), Siena (Duomo di Siena & Piazza del Campo) and Piazza Anfiteatro (in Lucca). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, look for gifts at Valentina Calzature, admire the striking features of Walls of Monteriggioni, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercato Centrale.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Florence road trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in July, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to La Spezia.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Pisa, Siena, Walls of Monteriggioni, Piazza Anfiteatro
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Mercato Centrale ©
Mercato Centrale
Wilma Firenze ©
Wilma Firenze

2
nights
La Spezia

La Spezia ©
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): stop by Camaldi Spezia, get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, stop by Cantina du Sciacchetra, then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and finally stop by Stoppani & Peer - Drogheria Storica La Spezia. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Portovenere, contemplate the long history of Le mura di Lucca, and then stop by Zazzi.

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Drive from Florence to La Spezia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Genoa.

Things to do in La Spezia

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cinque Terre, Lucca, Portovenere
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Portovenere ©
Portovenere
Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Cantina du Sciacchetra ©
Cantina du Sciacchetra

1
night
Genoa

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Baia del Silenzio and then contemplate the long history of Abbazia di San Fruttuoso.

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Traveling by train from La Spezia to Genoa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from La Spezia in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Genoa, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Genoa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, Baia del Silenzio
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Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio
Abbazia di San Fruttuoso ©
Abbazia di San Fruttuoso

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Certosa di Pavia and Ferrari Store. Head to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and Arte del Cioccolato Milanofor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano and look for gifts at Panpepato.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Milan online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Genoa to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Milan when traveling from Genoa in July, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Como.

Things to do in Milan

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parliamo di The, Certosa di Pavia
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Panpepato ©
Panpepato

4
nights
Como

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La Citta Alta and Villa Carlotta. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dep Design Store and Giorgio Armani Outlet Srl. Venture out of the city with trips to Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina), Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso (in Leggiuno) and Lake Orta (in Orta San Giulio). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, look for gifts at Le Mille e Una Mella Caramelleria, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Vecchia.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Como day trip planning site.

You can take a train from Milan to Como in an hour. Another option is to drive. In July, daytime highs in Como are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Como

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bergamo, Tremezzina, I Giardini di Villa Melzi, Giorgio Armani Outlet Srl, Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso
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Dep Design Store ©
Dep Design Store
RocaWood ©
RocaWood
Le Mille e Una Mella Caramelleria ©
Le Mille e Una Mella Caramelleria

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ponte dei Sospiri and Vetreria Artistica Colleoni. Shop till you drop at I Tre Mercanti and L'Arte di Alesia. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, view the masterpieces at Giudecca 795 Art Gallery, and look for gifts at L'Armadio di Coco.

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Drive from Como to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vetreria Artistica Colleoni
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
L'Armadio di Coco ©
L'Armadio di Coco
Vetreria Artistica Colleoni ©
Vetreria Artistica Colleoni

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