28 days in Italy Itinerary

28 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Milan
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Siena
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Venice
— 8 nights
Train
5
Rome
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amalfi
— 4 nights
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Rome
— 2 nights
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Milan — 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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 19th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage 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 find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Milan online day trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Milan is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Milan to be cooler, temps between 9°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre — 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 21st (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church and then take a stroll around Vernazza.

To see reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Milan to Cinque Terre in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Milan in December: highs in Cinque Terre hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 4°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll travel to Siena.
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Siena — 4 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Duomo di Siena and Centro Storico di Siena. Museum-lovers will appreciate Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico and Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Siena: The Mall (in Leccio) and Castello di Verrazzano (in Greve in Chianti). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Siena Tartufi, learn the tricks of the trade with Take Me Out in Tuscany, explore the world behind art at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, and make a trip to Piazza del Campo.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Siena online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Siena takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.
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Venice — 8 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Canal Grande and Blue Moon. Museum-lovers will appreciate Doge's Palace and Segni nel Tempo antiquarian bookshop in Venice. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to La spiaggia di Pluto (in Bibione) and Padua (Banzai, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, take a stroll through Cannaregio, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

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Drive from Siena to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Siena in December, expect Venice to be little chillier, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.
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Rome — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip planner.

Take a train from Venice to Rome in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In January, Rome is a bit warmer than Venice - with highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Amalfi.
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Amalfi — 4 nights

Painted Town

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.
Popular historic sites such as Duomo di Ravello and Villa Cimbrone Gardens are in your itinerary. Museo della Carta and Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Amalfi side-trips: Positano (Il Sentiero Degli Dei, Fornillo, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, look for gifts at La Bottega delle Arti, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Capo di Conca, and steep yourself in history at Villa Rufolo.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Amalfi trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Rome to Amalfi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Amalfi, with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rome.
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Rome — 2 nights

Eternal City

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, wander the streets of Via Condotti, and then contemplate the long history of Roman Forum. On your second day here, stop by Bassetti Tessuti, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Amalfi to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Amalfi in January, expect little chillier with lows of 4°C in Rome. On the 12th (Thu), 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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