44 days in Italy Itinerary

44 days in Italy Itinerary

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44 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Train:  25 h
1
Florence
— 6 nights
Train:  45 min
2
Bologna
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Siena
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Cinque Terre
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Crema
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Como
— 7 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Lecce
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
8
Ravello
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Maranola
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  27 h
End: Sydney

6
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Florence is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. Traveling from Sydney to Florence, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in June, things will get a bit warmer in Florence: highs are around 33°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Castello del Trebbio
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

6
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bologna: Verona (Casa di Giulietta & Arena di Verona), Venice (Pietre d'Inciampo - Stolpersteine, Canal Grande, &more) and Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Chiesa degli Eremitani). It doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bologna journey planning tool .

You can take a train from Florence to Bologna in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Bologna are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Venice, Verona, Padua
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Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

5
nights
Siena

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Siena: Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate) and Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Piazza del Campo, head outdoors with 43parallelo, get lost in a book at Biblioteca Piccolomini, and admire the masterpieces at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Siena route builder website .

Traveling by car from Bologna to Siena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Wineries Tours

Side Trips

Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, Guardastelle Vineyard, Fattoria Pianporcino
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Aquarium of Genoa in Genoa (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cinque Terre footpaths, trek along Path N. 6D, appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Manarola, and take a leisurely stroll along Passeggiata Lungomare.

To see more things to do, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read our Cinque Terre trip builder website .

Getting from Siena to Cinque Terre by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Crema.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Aquarium of Genoa
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Cinque Terre footpaths ©
Cinque Terre footpaths
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza

2
nights
Crema

Crema ©
Crema is a city and comune in the province of Cremona, in the region of Lombardy in northern Italy. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Leolandia, see the interesting displays at Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata, then make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Crema, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torre Guelfa. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Santa Maria della Croce, make a trip to Chiesa della Santissima Trinita', take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Santa Maria delle Grazie, then appreciate the history behind Monumento ai Caduti di Crema nella Grande Guerra, then don't miss a visit to Palazzo Bodenti Terni de Gregory, and finally examine the collection at Museo Civico di Crema e del Cremasco.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Crema driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Crema takes 3.5 hours. In June in Crema, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Como.

Things to do in Crema

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata, Leolandia
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Basilica Santa Maria della Croce ©
Basilica Santa Maria della Croce
Leolandia ©
Leolandia

7
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Como: Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Villa Carlotta), Casa dei Presepi (in Mezzegra) and Mandello del Lario (Anything But Work & Chiesa di S. Lorenzo). There's still lots to do: trek along Sentee di Sort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentiero 6 - Valbasca, take in nature's colorful creations at i Giardini di Villa Melzi, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

Plan trip to Como with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Crema to Como takes 1.5 hours. In June in Como, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lecce.

Things to do in Como

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Varenna, Bellagio, Bellano, Tremezzina, Cernobbio
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Anything But Work ©
Anything But Work
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta

2
nights
Lecce

Lecce ©
Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
On the 4th (Sun), make a trip to Centro Storico, Lecce, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, and then get outside with Circolo Ippico Malepezza. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Naturale Regionale Costa Otranto - Santa Maria di Leuca e Bosco di Tricase, don't miss a visit to Antichi Frantoi Ipogei, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lecce trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Como to Lecce takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Como, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lecce, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Lecce

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, Circolo Ippico Malepezza, Antichi Frantoi Ipogei, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Circolo Ippico Malepezza ©
Circolo Ippico Malepezza
Centro Storico, Lecce ©
Centro Storico, Lecce

6
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Explore Ravello's surroundings by going to Praiano (I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos & Marina di Praia Beach), Monte Finestra (in Tramonti) and Positano (Fornillo, Il Sentiero Degli Dei, &more).

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ravello day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Lecce to Ravello takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lecce in July, you will find days in Ravello are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (29°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Maranola.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Amalfi, Positano, Praiano, Santa Maria de Olearia, Monte Finestra
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Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

2
nights
Maranola

Maranola ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Borgo di Maranola, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta della Madonna del Latte, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria of Martyr Church.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Maranola tour builder website .

You can drive from Ravello to Maranola in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Ravello in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 22°C in Maranola. On the 13th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Maranola

Historic Sites
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Borgo di Maranola ©
Borgo di Maranola

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