23 days in Italy Itinerary

23 days in Italy Itinerary

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23 days in Italy Itinerary

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

3
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 some cultural insight at Palatine Hill and Pantheon. Visit Piazza Navona and Roman Forum for their historical value. Step out of Rome to go to Tivoli and see Villa Adriana, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, take a stroll through Trastevere, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rome online tour 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 moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central European Time is minus 9 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
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.
On the 28th (Thu), make a trip to Villa Rufolo, then stroll through Bagni d'Arienzo, and then stroll through Fornillo. On the next day, indulge your taste buds at Il Gusto della Costa, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Ravello, and then kick back and relax at Lido Capo di Conca.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Positano journey planning app .

Traveling by car from Rome to Positano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. In May in Positano, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Vietri sul Mare.

Things to do in Positano

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ravello, Il Gusto della Costa, Lido Capo di Conca
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

3
nights
Vietri sul Mare

Vietri sul Mare ©
Vietri sul Mare is a town and comune in the province of Salerno, in the Campania region of southern Italy. Escape the urban bustle at Spiaggia di castiglione and Otium Spa Costa d'Amalfi. Get a sense of the local culture at Pompeii Archaeological Park and Duomo di Ravello. Explore Vietri sul Mare's surroundings by going to Scala (Chiesa dell'Annunziata & Cattedrale di San Lorenzo), Basilica di Santa Trofimena (in Minori) and Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale (in Ravello). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Le Vigne di Raito and enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Lannio.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Vietri sul Mare online attractions planner .

Ride a ferry from Positano to Vietri sul Mare in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Vietri sul Mare can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Assisi.

Things to do in Vietri sul Mare

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ravello, Scala, Minori, Spiaggia Lannio, Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 2nd (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, do a tasting at Azienda Agraria Saio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cripta di San Francesco. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Vineria del Carmine, do a tasting at Montioni Frantoio e Cantina, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Assisi trip planner.

Drive from Vietri sul Mare to Assisi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Vietri sul Mare in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Assisi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montioni Frantoio e Cantina, Vineria del Carmine
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Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
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.
Get some cultural insight at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Piazzale Michelangelo. Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto. When in Florence, make a side trip to see Castello del Trebbio in Santa Brigida, approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): wander the streets of Quinzano, explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Elia e San Zeno, then take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, and finally delve into the distant past at Arena di Verona. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fermo Maggiore, Verona, learn about winemaking at Bertani, then admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Anastasia, and finally do a tasting at Villa Mosconi Bertani.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Verona holiday builder .

Traveling by train from Florence to Verona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Verona sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Wineries Neighborhoods
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica di San Marco and St. Mark's Square. Get some historical perspective at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio) and Cantina San Gregorio (in Valdobbiadene). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Venice tour itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Padua, Cantina San Gregorio
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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