26 days in Italy Itinerary

26 days in Italy Itinerary

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26 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Queenstown
Fly:  32​h
1
Milan
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
Verona
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Lucca
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Cividale del Friuli
— 4 nights
6
Venice
— Few hours
7
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Rome
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
9
Alessano
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Rome
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Queenstown

2
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes 10 Corso Como, Torre Velasca, Castello Sforzesco, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Brera District. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Casa Degli Atellani - La Vigna Di Leonardo, then steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre Velasca, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at 10 Corso Como.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Milan trip itinerary app .

Queenstown, New Zealand to Milan is an approximately 32-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -11 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Tue) before leaving for Verona.

Things to do in Milan

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta. Here are some ideas for day two: see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona and then wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Verona trip builder app .

Traveling by train from Milan to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Thu) before leaving for Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Casa di Giulietta ©
Casa di Giulietta

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mercati di Rialto as well as Dorsoduro. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Venice planner .

Take a bus from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In June, daytime highs in Venice are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lucca.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Dorsoduro ©
Dorsoduro

5
nights
Lucca

Lucca ©
Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
Duomo di Pisa and Battistero will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Leaning Tower of Pisa and Borgo Stretto. Get out of town with these interesting Lucca side-trips: Pisa (Knights' Square, Camposanto, & more).

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Getting from Venice to Lucca by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. June in Lucca sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cividale del Friuli.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Pisa
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Knights’ Square ©
Knights’ Square
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa

4
nights
Cividale del Friuli

Cividale del Friuli ©
Cividale del Friuli is a town and comune in the Province of Udine, part of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of northern Italy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rocca Bernarda and Il Giardino del Chiostro. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Archeologico Nazionale - Cividale del Friuli and Villa Manin. Get out of town with these interesting Cividale del Friuli side-trips: Via Crucis Monumentale (in Gradisca) and Sorgenti del Gorgazzo (in Polcenigo). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Cividale del Friuli - UNESCO World Heritage Centre, admire the striking features of Il Tempietto Longobardo, make a trip to Ipogeo Celtico, and see the interesting displays at Museo Cristiano E Tesoro Del Duomo.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cividale del Friuli day trip app .

You can drive from Lucca to Cividale del Friuli in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Mon) before leaving for Venice.

Things to do in Cividale del Friuli

Historic Sites Nature Museums

Side Trips

Sorgenti del Gorgazzo, Villa Manin, Il Castello di Udine, Via Crucis Monumentale, Rocca Bernarda
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Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Biagio ©
Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Biagio
Sorgenti del Gorgazzo ©
Sorgenti del Gorgazzo

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hours
Venice

Venice
To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Venice travel route planning website .

Traveling by car from Cividale del Friuli to Venice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 17th (Mon), you'll travel to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Nightlife Historic Sites Outdoors
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2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

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Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. On the 19th (Wed), you'll travel to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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hours
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): delve into the mystery of Catacombe di San Callisto.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome vacation maker tool .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Alessano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
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Catacombe di San Callisto ©
Catacombe di San Callisto

2
nights
Alessano

Alessano ©
Alessano is a town, comune, former bishopric and present Latin Catholic titular see in the province of Lecce, part of Apulia region of south-east Italy. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese e Museo Archeologico Castro, look for gifts at Artefatto - l'idea in terracotta, stroll through Channel Ciolo, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then see the interesting displays at Parco Astronomico San Lorenzo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Medievale di Specchia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno Marino Archi and then enjoy the sand and surf at Torre dell'Orso Beach.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Alessano trip itinerary maker website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rome to Alessano. When traveling from Rome in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Alessano: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Alessano

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Castro, Centro Storico Medievale di Specchia, Bagno Marino Archi, Parco Astronomico San Lorenzo, Channel Ciolo
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Channel Ciolo ©
Channel Ciolo
Centro Storico Medievale  di Specchia ©
Parco Astronomico San Lorenzo ©
Parco Astronomico San Lorenzo

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Castello Caetani, contemplate the long history of Giardino di Ninfa, then delve into the distant past at Tempio di Castore e Polluce, and finally admire the striking features of Pantheon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Bosco della Sughereta, then identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale di Tor Caldara, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Storico Piana delle Orme.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rome trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Alessano to Rome. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Castello Caetani, Museo Storico Piana delle Orme, Riserva Naturale di Tor Caldara, Bosco della Sughereta, Giardino di Ninfa
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Museo Storico Piana delle Orme ©
Museo Storico Piana delle Orme
Giardino di Ninfa ©
Giardino di Ninfa

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