27 days in Italy Itinerary

27 days in Italy Itinerary

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27 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Townsville
Fly:  29​h
1
Rome
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
2
Naples
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Ravello
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Siena
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
7
Verona
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
8
Venice
— 7 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Townsville

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and wander the streets of Trastevere.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rome tour itinerary planner.

Townsville, Australia to Rome is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Townsville to Rome. When traveling from Townsville in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Rome, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tivoli
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

2
nights
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 (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, then view the masterpieces at Sol’Art Ceramiche, then learn about winemaking at Le Vigne di Raito, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, then look for gifts at Lavorazione Artigianale Savastano, then enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Di Vietri, and finally don't miss a visit to Pompeii Archaeological Park.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Naples visit planning site .

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ravello.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Vietri sul Mare, Salerno, Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

3
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Visit Duomo di Ravello and Villa Cimbrone Gardens for their historical value. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fornillo and Lido Capo di Conca. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ravello: Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano (in Positano) and Spiaggia Lannio (in Cetara).

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ravello trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Naples to Ravello by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Naples in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ravello, with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Positano, Lido Capo di Conca, Spiaggia Lannio, Otium Spa Costa d'Amalfi, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cripta di San Francesco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, explore the ancient world of Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Superiore di San Francesco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, learn about winemaking at Azienda Agraria Saio, do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, then learn about winemaking at Montioni Frantoio e Cantina, and finally do a tasting at Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Assisi day trip planner.

You can drive from Ravello to Assisi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Ravello in June since evenings lows in Assisi dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Siena.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Montioni Frantoio e Cantina, Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

2
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, then get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella di Piazza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): indulge your taste buds at Castello di Monterinaldi, do a tasting at Guardastelle Vineyard, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di San Giovanni, then admire the masterpieces at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francesco.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Siena trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Assisi to Siena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Castello di Monterinaldi, Guardastelle Vineyard
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Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico

3
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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 Palazzo Vecchio for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Santa Brigida to see Castello del Trebbio about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and make a trip to Piazza della Signoria.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Florence online travel route planner .

You can take a bus from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
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Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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 1st (Wed): learn about winemaking at Bertani, step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, then make a trip to Piazza delle Erbe, and finally don't miss a visit to Torre dei Lamberti. On your second day here, wander the streets of Quinzano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fermo Maggiore, Verona, step into the grandiose world of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, then contemplate the long history of Verona's Cathedral (Duomo), and finally do a tasting at Villa Calicantus.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Verona trip planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Verona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Verona sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Wineries Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Villa Calicantus
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazza San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. You'll get in some beach time at Bagni Alberoni and Bagni Sirena. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua) and Sunny Pet Ufficio 19 (in Lignano Sabbiadoro). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, and see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice online tour itinerary builder .

You can take a bus from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sunny Pet Ufficio 19, Bagni Sirena, Scrovegni Chapel
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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