46 days in Italy Itinerary

46 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  23 h 45 min
1
Venice
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Verona
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Milan
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Florence
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Siena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Assisi
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
7
Positano
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Naples
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
9
Rome
— 10 nights
Fly:  24 h
End: Sydney


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5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Canal Grande and Piazza San Marco. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: No Exit (in Udine) and Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and partake in some friendly competition at MacacoAdventures.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Venice journey maker website.

Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Venice hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

No Exit, Scrovegni Chapel
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuola Italiana di Sci & Snowboard Kristal and Scuola Italiana di Sci Azzurra. Get out of town with these interesting Verona side-trips: Trentino Ski Emotion (in Pinzolo), Scuola Italiana Sci Dolomiti di Brenta (in Andalo) and Gardaland Park (in Castelnuovo del Garda). There's lots more to do: see where the action happens at Arena di Verona, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and make a trip to Liston.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Verona travel planner.

You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. December in Verona sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Andalo, Trentino Ski Emotion, Scuola Italiana di Sci Azzurra, Gardaland Park
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Trentino Ski Emotion ©
Trentino Ski Emotion
Gardaland Park ©
Gardaland Park
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona

4
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.
Attractions like Duomo di Milano and Pinacoteca Ambrosiana make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, explore the galleries of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Milan tour itinerary builder site.

Drive from Verona to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
La Casa Maledetta ©
La Casa Maledetta

5
nights
Florence

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazzale Michelangelo. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell (in Bologna) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, examine the collection at Museo di San Marco, and don't miss a visit to Palazzo Vecchio.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Florence itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. When traveling from Milan in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Florence, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Wineries

Side Trips

Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Food Tours
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

2
nights
Siena

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, and then make a trip to Piazza del Campo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Siena road trip site.

Traveling by car from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Siena, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Balloon Rides
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

4
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kids will enjoy Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi and San Damiano. Get out of town with these interesting Assisi side-trips: Grotte di Frasassi (in Genga), Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore) and Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia (in Castelluccio di Norcia). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, indulge your taste buds at Casa del Cioccolato Perugina, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Francesco, and stroll around Mount Subasio.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Assisi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Siena to Assisi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Siena in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Assisi, with highs around 11°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Positano.

Things to do in Assisi

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grotte di Frasassi, Cascata delle Marmore, Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia, Casa del Cioccolato Perugina
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:
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Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia ©
Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia
Cascata delle Marmore ©
Cascata delle Marmore
Grotte di Frasassi ©
Grotte di Frasassi

5
nights
Positano

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Bring the kids along to Fornillo and Tennis Al Settimo Piano. Explore Positano's surroundings by going to Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi), Liquorificio Mansi Carlo (in Minori) and Ravello (Villa Rufolo & Villa Cimbrone Gardens). There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Torre di Grado, get engrossed in the history at MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano, head outdoors with Walk of the Gods, and Head underground at Cave of Smeraldo.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Positano itinerary planner.

Getting from Assisi to Positano by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, subway, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in December, expect Positano to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Praiano, Ravello, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Liquorificio Mansi Carlo
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 1:
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Grotte di Suppraiano ©
Grotte di Suppraiano
Fishing Charters & Tours

5
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Bring the kids along to Villa Comunale and Duomo di Salerno. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Salerno (Centro Storico Salerno, Cappella Santa Maria Delle Grazie Salerno, &more) and Vesuvio National Park (in Ottaviano). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, explore the world behind art at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, and make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Naples day trip tool.

You can drive from Positano to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Positano in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Naples, with lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Salerno, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Vesuvio National Park
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 6:
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Escape Room Intrappola.TO - Salerno ©
Escape Room Intrappola.TO - Salerno

10
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kids will enjoy Colosseum and Piazza Navona. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, take a stroll through Trastevere, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rome road trip website.

Getting from Naples to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Rome are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 16:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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