21 days in Italy Itinerary

21 days in Italy Itinerary

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Rome
— 6 nights
Fly
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Venice
— 3 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saturnia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rome
— 1 night
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Rome — 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, explore the different monuments and memorials at Vatican Necropolis, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rome itinerary planner.

Perth, Australia to Rome is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Perth in December; daily highs in Rome reach 16°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Venice.
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Venice — 3 nights

City of Romance

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.
Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, and take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Venice sightseeing planning site.

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rome in January; daily highs in Venice reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Florence.
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Florence — 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Siena (Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, Piazza del Campo, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Florence road trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Venice in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Florence, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Saturnia.
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Saturnia — 5 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Saturnia: Terme di San Filippo (in Castiglione D'Orcia), Bolsena (Acquario di Bolsena, Castello Rocca Monaldeschi, &more) and Mining Museum Park (in Abbadia San Salvatore).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Saturnia holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Saturnia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. January in Saturnia sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rome.
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Rome — 1 night

Eternal City

On the 14th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rome travel route app.

Traveling by car from Saturnia to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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