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
train + subway:  3​h
2
Ravello
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Assisi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Florence
— 3 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: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, make a trip to Piazza Navona, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner .

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Rome is minus 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in September; daily highs in Rome reach 32°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ravello: Fornillo (in Positano) and I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos (in Praiano). There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods), see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ravello trip planning tool .

Do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ravello, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Amalfi, I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos, Fornillo, Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods)
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

1
night
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 4th (Fri), do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, stroll through Parco del Monte Subasio, step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi, then examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Assisi visit planner.

You can drive from Ravello to Assisi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in October, Assisi is little chillier at night with lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip planner .

Getting from Assisi to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) 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 ©
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and then take an in-depth tour of Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

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You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in October, expect nights in Milan to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites 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.
Venice is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Venice online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Milan to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October in Venice, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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