26 days in Italy Itinerary

26 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

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
Drive:  2 h
6
Venice
— Few hours
Train:  1 h
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. On the 2nd (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, browse the different shops at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and then wander the streets of Brera District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Casa Degli Atellani - La Vigna Di Leonardo, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, then make a trip to Torre Velasca, and finally hunt for treasures at 10 Corso Como.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Milan trip planner.

Queenstown, New Zealand to Milan is an approximately 30- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 11 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona and then don't miss a visit to Piazza delle Erbe.

To find ratings and tourist information, read our Verona trip 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

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
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 find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Venice travel route builder site.

Traveling by bus from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Lucca.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums 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.
Leaning Tower of Pisa and Knights’ Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Duomo di Pisa and Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina. Get out of town with these interesting Lucca side-trips: Pisa (Borgo Stretto, Camposanto, &more).

For reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Lucca route planner.

Drive from Venice to Lucca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daily temperatures in Lucca can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. 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. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Archeologico Nazionale - Cividale del Friuli and Villa Manin. Visit Il Giardino del Chiostro and Il Tempietto Longobardo for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Cividale del Friuli: Via Crucis Monumentale (in Gradisca) and Sorgenti del Gorgazzo (in Polcenigo). And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Rocca Bernarda, delve into the distant past at Ipogeo Celtico, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Biagio, and see the interesting displays at Museo Cristiano E Tesoro Del Duomo.

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Drive from Lucca to Cividale del Friuli in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In June in Cividale del Friuli, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Venice.

Things to do in Cividale del Friuli

Historic Sites Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Rocca Bernarda, Villa Manin, Sorgenti del Gorgazzo, Via Crucis Monumentale, Il Castello di Udine
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Il Giardino del Chiostro ©
Il Giardino del Chiostro
Sorgenti del Gorgazzo ©
Sorgenti del Gorgazzo

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hours
Venice

Venice
For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Venice vacation maker website.

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

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nightlife 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.
On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Florence travel site.

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Florence sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 19th (Wed), you're off to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
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.
On the 19th (Wed), delve into the mystery of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rome vacation planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Alessano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
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Catacombs of Saint Callixtus ©
Catacombs of Saint Callixtus

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. On the 20th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Castello Aragonese e Museo Archeologico Castro, look for gifts at Artefatto - l'idea in terracotta, kick back and relax at Channel Ciolo, then engage your brain 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: kick back and relax at Bagno Marino Archi and then enjoy the sand and surf at Torre dell'Orso Beach.

Plan my day in Alessano using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Explore your travel options from Rome to Alessano with the Route module. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Rome in June: highs in Alessano hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 22°C. 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 Outdoors Beaches

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 ©
Centro Storico Medievale di Specchia
Parco Astronomico San Lorenzo ©
Parco Astronomico San Lorenzo

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nights
Rome

Rome ©
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 delve into the distant past at Pantheon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Bosco della Sughereta, look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale di Tor Caldara, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Storico Piana delle Orme.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rome vacation maker site.

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

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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