54 days in Italy Itinerary

54 days in Italy Itinerary

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54 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Venice
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Verona
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Milan
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Assisi
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Positano
— 7 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Naples
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
8
Rome
— 8 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney

6
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.
Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at Segni nel Tempo antiquarian bookshop and Barovier & Toso. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani, Scrovegni Chapel, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

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Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Venice is minus 9 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in April: high temperatures in Venice hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Padua
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

6
nights
Verona

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza delle Erbe and Arena di Verona. Visiting Scuola Italiana di Sci & Snowboard Kristal and Centro Equitazione Ai Schinchi will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Verona to Montecchio Maggiore to see Fondazione Bisazza about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Museo di Castelvecchio, look for gifts at Bike Evolution S. Zeno, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fermo Maggiore, Verona, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Verona driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In April, daytime highs in Verona are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Scuola Italiana di Sci & Snowboard Kristal, Fondazione Bisazza
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Fondazione Bisazza ©
Fondazione Bisazza
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Anything But Work and Sentee di Sort. Get a sense of the local culture at Duomo di Milano and Chiosco Villa Carlotta. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Greenway del Lago di Como (in Colonno), Micromercato Moltrasio (in Moltrasio) and Mr. Savethewall (in Como). It doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

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Traveling by train from Verona to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Milan, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Anything But Work, Sentee di Sort, Greenway del Lago di Como, Mr. Savethewall, Chiosco Villa Carlotta
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Greenway del Lago di Como ©
Greenway del Lago di Como
Anything But Work ©
Anything But Work

7
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo will appeal to history buffs. Shop till you drop at M.G. Design and Mercato Centrale. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Siena (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Silvia Tanganelli, & more) and Basilica San Vitale (in Ravenna). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Milan to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Florence are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Siena, Basilica San Vitale
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

7
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Popular historic sites such as Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi and Centro Storico are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Val d'Orcia and Albaneto. Step out of Assisi with an excursion to Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona in Castelnuovo dell'Abate--about 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, do a tasting at Bibenda Assisi, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di Santa Chiara, and take in the exciting artwork at B.A.T. Assisi.

Plan trip to Assisi with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Florence to Assisi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Florence in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 8°C in Assisi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Albaneto, Val d'Orcia, Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona
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Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona ©
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

7
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Fishing Charters & Tours and Valle dei Mulini. Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Ravello and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Explore Positano's surroundings by going to Parrocchia San Giovanni (in Vietri sul Mare), Amalfi (Valle delle Ferriere & Cimitero Monumentale) and Ravello (Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, Villa Rufolo, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, Head underground at Grotte di Suppraiano, head outdoors with Walk of the Gods, and get a taste of the local shopping with Miniaci Art Gallery.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Positano vacation planner.

You can drive from Assisi to Positano in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Assisi in May since evenings lows in Positano dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Naples.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Praiano, Scala, Monte Finestra
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Chiesa dell'Annunziata ©
Chiesa dell'Annunziata

7
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get a sense of the local culture at Sol’Art Ceramiche and Museo Cappella Sansevero. Popular historic sites such as Pompeii Archaeological Park and Salerno War Cemetery are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Salerno (Cilento, Il Vecchio Centro Storico di Romagnano al Monte, & more), Villa Guariglia (in Raito) and Paestum Ruins (in Paestum). There's lots more to do: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Ospedale delle Bambole, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arciconfraternita della Santissima Annunziata e del Santissimo Rosario, brush up on your military savvy at Galleria Borbonica, and explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico Pausilypon.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Naples trip builder site .

You can take a bus from Positano to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Salerno, Vietri sul Mare, Pompeii, Paestum Ruins
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Sol’Art Ceramiche ©
Sol’Art Ceramiche
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins

8
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Escape the urban bustle at Catacombe di San Callisto and Colle del Gianicolo. Venture out of the city with trips to Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rome holiday builder .

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tivoli
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Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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