17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  24​h
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Positano
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Milan
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Venice
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Rome road trip app .

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Rome, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in Rome reach 37°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Positano: Amalfi (Wine Tours & Tastings & Duomo di Sant'Andrea), Spiaggia di castiglione (in Castiglione) and Ravello (Villa Rufolo & Villa Cimbrone Gardens). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, and look for gifts at Artigianato Rallo.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Positano day trip site .

Drive from Rome to Positano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Positano are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 7th (Tue), do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, do a tasting at Bibenda Assisi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally learn about winemaking at Azienda Agraria Saio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Mount Subasio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, admire the masterpieces at Museo-Laboratorio di Vetrate Artistiche Moretti Caselli, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Assisi tour itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Positano to Assisi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Positano in July, Assisi is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Museo-Laboratorio di Vetrate Artistiche Moretti Caselli
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Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Azienda Agraria Saio ©
Azienda Agraria Saio

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Florence travel planner.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

1
night
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.
On the 11th (Sat), stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Milan sightseeing tool .

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

4
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.
Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua) and Arena di Verona (in Verona). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice holiday builder tool .

You can take a train from Milan to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Arena di Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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