28 days in Italy Itinerary

28 days in Italy Itinerary

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28 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  30​h
1
Milan
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
2
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
3
Siena
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Venice
— 8 nights
5
Rome
— 2 nights
train + subway:  3​h
6
Amalfi
— 4 nights
subway + train:  3​h
7
Rome
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Sydney

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and then contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Milan trip maker tool .

Sydney, Australia to Milan is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Milan. In September, daytime highs in Milan are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Cathedral of Como (Duomo)
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Monumental Cemetery ©
Monumental Cemetery

2
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): learn about all things military at Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia, hike along Cinque Terre Trails, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, and finally get into the urban bustle at Vernazza. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cinque Terre trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by train from Milan to Cinque Terre takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia
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Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre
Vernazza ©
Vernazza

4
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Head to Bianco e Nero di Sonia Staccioli and San Quirico d'Orciafor some retail therapy. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Duomo di Siena and Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico. Explore Siena's surroundings by going to The Mall (in Leccio) and Castello di Verrazzano (in Greve in Chianti). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, admire the masterpieces at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, and learn the tricks of the trade with Take Me Out in Tuscany.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Siena trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Siena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Siena are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

The Mall, Castello di Verrazzano, San Quirico d'Orcia
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San Quirico d'Orcia ©
San Quirico d'Orcia
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico

8
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Canal Grande and Blue Moon. Head to Segni nel Tempo antiquarian bookshop and Incantesimi di Albertofor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Banzai, Scrovegni Chapel, & more) and La spiaggia di Pluto (in Bibione). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, make a trip to Dorsoduro, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Venice online trip maker .

You can drive from Siena to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Venice sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Padua, Blue Moon, La spiaggia di Pluto
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

4
nights
Amalfi

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Get some cultural insight at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Head to Nana' Positano and Ceramica D'Urso Vietrifor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Positano (Il Sentiero Degli Dei, Fornillo, & more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello, stroll through Villa Cimbrone Gardens, stop by Goccia d'Oro, and admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Amalfi trip builder .

Getting from Rome to Amalfi by combination of train and subway takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Amalfi, with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Amalfi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Positano, Ravello, Conca dei Marini, Ceramica D'Urso Vietri
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Colosseum, then take a stroll through Via Condotti, and then contemplate the long history of Roman Forum. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the range of quality goods at Fratelli Bassetti Tessuti, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rome travel planner .

Do a combination of subway and train from Amalfi to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Amalfi in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rome, with lows of 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican Museums
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Galleria Borghese
Galleria Borghese

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