26 days in Italy Itinerary

26 days in Italy Itinerary

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Rome
— 1 night
Drive
2
Spoleto
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Siena
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Rimini
— 2 nights
Train
5
Lido di Venezia
— 2 nights
Train
6
Reggio Emilia
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Cremona
— 1 night
Drive
8
Rho
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Acqui Terme
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Genoa
— 2 nights
Fly
11
Bari
— 2 nights
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12
Syracuse, Sicily
— 2 nights
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Rome — 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 26th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, then head off the coast to Isola Tiberina, then see the interesting displays at Basilica Papale di San Pietro, and finally explore the galleries of Vatican Museums. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, then steep yourself in history at Sistine Chapel, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rome sightseeing planner.

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney in June, things will get a bit warmer in Rome: highs are around 34°C and lows about 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Spoleto.
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Spoleto — 2 nights

Spoleto is an ancient city in the Italian province of Perugia in east central Umbria on a foothill of the Apennines. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Salvatore, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Pietro, then take in the views from Ponte delle Torri, then admire the striking features of Arco Di Druso, and finally take an in-depth tour of Casa Romana di Vespaia Polla. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Feliciano, and then see the interesting displays at Chiesa di Santo Stefano - Mummie di Ferentillo.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Spoleto route planning app.

You can drive from Rome to Spoleto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Spoleto, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Siena.
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Siena — 3 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico and Castiglion che Dio sol sa. Get outdoors at Val d'Orcia and Balze. Explore Siena's surroundings by going to Porta all'Arco (in Volterra), Palazzo Piccolomini (in Pienza) and San Quirico d'Orcia (in San Quirico d'Orcia). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica dell'Osservanza and pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena.

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You can drive from Spoleto to Siena in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Rimini.
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Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 2:

Rimini — 2 nights

Seaside Capital

A popular resort town on Italy's east coast, Rimini has been an inhabited settlement since prehistoric times.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Castello di Gradara, explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale di Urbino, and then contemplate the long history of Cathedral. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Forte di San Leo, see the interesting displays at Museo della Linea Gotica Orientale - Chiesa della Pace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cattedrale (Tempio Malatestiano).

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rimini online journey maker.

Getting from Siena to Rimini by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Siena in July, you will find days in Rimini are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Lido di Venezia.
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Lido di Venezia — 2 nights

An 11 km (7 mi) sandbar, Lido di Venezia provides a home for three settlements.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Nicolo al Lido, then step off the mainland to explore Isola di Sant'Erasmo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria e San Donato. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Francis church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Lucia, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Nicolò.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lido di Venezia trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from Rimini to Lido di Venezia in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Reggio Emilia.
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Reggio Emilia — 2 nights

Tricolor Town

Known as the Tricolor Town, Reggio Emilia is the birthplace of the modern Italian flag and serves as the region's hub for cultural activity.
On the 7th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Torrechiara, and then explore the historical opulence of Rocca Meli Lupi di Soragna. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Bianello, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Rossena, and then steep yourself in history at Ruins of Castle and National Museum 'Naborre Campaninì.

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Traveling by train from Lido di Venezia to Reggio Emilia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cremona.
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Cremona — 1 night

Cremona is a city and comune in northern Italy, situated in Lombardy, on the left bank of the Po River in the middle of the Pianura Padana (Po valley). Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Egidio e Sant'Omobono, then enjoy breathtaking views from Cathedral of Cremona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena, and finally explore the historical opulence of Saint Peter's Castle.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cremona trip website.

You can drive from Reggio Emilia to Cremona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Cremona sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rho.
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Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:

Rho — 2 nights

Rho is a town and comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Milan in the Italian region of Lombardy, located about 14km northwest of Milan.GeographyRho is lapped by the river Olona and crossed by its tributaries Bozzente and Lura, nowadays partially cloaked inside the town.At the north and east of the town, there is the Strada statale 33 del Sempione, which in the past was crossing the town itself, in the current corso Europa. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia S. Lorenzo, pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia Santa Maria di Morimondo, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Ducale, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di S. Martino Vescovo. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Lanfranco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Teodoro, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Michele Maggiore, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Francesco.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rho trip planner.

Drive from Cremona to Rho in 1.5 hours. July in Rho sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Acqui Terme.
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Acqui Terme — 2 nights

Acqui Terme is a city and comune of Piedmont, northern Italy, in the province of Alessandria. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Cittadella di Alessandria, don't miss a visit to Abbazia di Santa Maria di Vezzolano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Secondo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Peter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): contemplate the long history of La Bollente, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Novi Ligure, and then contemplate the long history of Forte di Gavi.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Acqui Terme trip builder app.

Getting from Rho to Acqui Terme by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Rho in July, things will get little chillier in Acqui Terme: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Genoa.
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Genoa — 2 nights

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
On the 14th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, contemplate the long history of Palazzo San Giorgio, then take an in-depth tour of Museo di Palazzo Reale, then admire the masterpieces at Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Bianco. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Castello Mackenzie and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Porta Soprana.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Genoa route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Acqui Terme to Genoa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Acqui Terme in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Genoa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Bari.
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Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Bari — 2 nights

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
On the 16th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Saint Maria Maggiore, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then contemplate the long history of Cattedrale di Ruvo di Puglia, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Normanno Svevo.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bari trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Genoa to Bari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Genoa in July: highs in Bari hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 24°C. You'll set off for Syracuse on the 17th (Sun).
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Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

Syracuse, Sicily — 2 nights

Pearl of the Mediterranean

Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
Duomo di Siracusa and Chiesa Santa Chiara will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Teatro Greco and Akrai Greek Theatre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Syracuse: Chiesa di Montevergine (in Noto) and Napoleonic Mills House (in Portoferraio). There's more to do: explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo) and step off the mainland to explore Ortigia.

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You can fly from Bari to Syracuse in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

Italy travel guide

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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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