40 days in Italy Itinerary

40 days in Italy Itinerary

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1
Venice
— 4 nights
2
Verona
— 3 nights
3
Alghero, Sardinia
— 2 nights
4
Baunei, Sardinia
— 2 nights
5
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 3 nights
6
Lampedusa
— 2 nights
7
Rome
— 4 nights
8
Ravello
— 3 nights
9
Assisi
— 3 nights
10
Siena
— 3 nights
11
Florence
— 8 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Get some historical perspective at Piazza San Marco and San Giorgio Maggiore. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (MUSME - Museum of the History of Medicine of Padova & Piazza dei Signori). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, don't miss a visit to Torre dell'Orologio, take a stroll through Cannaregio, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Venice trip site.

Townsville, Australia to Venice is an approximately 32-hour flight. Traveling from Townsville to Venice, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Townsville in July; daily highs in Venice reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Padua, Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore and Verona's Cathedral (Duomo). Your inner history buff will appreciate Arena di Verona and Romeo's House (Casa di Romeo). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Piazza Bra, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria Antica, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, and steep yourself in history at Arca di Cansignorio.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Verona visit planner.

Getting from Venice to Verona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Verona are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Verona's Cathedral (Duomo) ©
Verona's Cathedral (Duomo)
Piazza Bra ©
Piazza Bra

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Alghero, Sardinia

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alghero Holidays' Club, kick back and relax at Lido San Giovanni, go for a walk through Centro storico, thenkick back and relax at Cala Bramassa, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Maria, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Civica. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu, stroll around Le Prigionette, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hermeu, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Maria Pia, thencool off at Summer Dream, and finally kick back and relax at Stabilimento Balneare Rosanna.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Alghero journey planner.

You can fly from Verona to Alghero in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In July, daytime highs in Alghero are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Baunei.

Things to do in Alghero

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Spiaggia di Maria Pia ©
Spiaggia di Maria Pia
Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu ©
Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu
Summer Dream ©
Summer Dream

2
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Baunei, Sardinia

Baunei ©
Baunei is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian island of Sardinia.GeographyThe municipality of Baunei is located about 100km northeast of Cagliari and about 11km north of Tortolì. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): kick back and relax at Cala Biriala, stroll through Cala dei Gabbiani, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Orri, thenkick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cala Ginepro, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Milanesi / Musculedda, and finally stroll through Spiaggia di Cea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Cala Mariolu, Head underground at Grotta del Fico, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Piscine di Venere, thenkick back and relax at Cala Goloritzè, and finally stroll through Selvaggio Blu.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Baunei trip planner.

You can drive from Alghero to Baunei in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Alghero in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Baunei, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Baunei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tortoli, Selvaggio Blu, Spiaggia di Cea
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Cala dei Gabbiani ©
Cala dei Gabbiani
Cala Mariolu ©
Cala Mariolu
Cala Goloritzè ©
Cala Goloritzè

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San Teodoro, Sardinia

San Teodoro ©
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spiaggia La Cinta and Spiaggia Isuledda. Visit Cala Brandinchi and Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo for some beach relaxation. When in San Teodoro, make a side trip to see L'Area Naturale Marina Protetta Tavolara - Punta Coda Cavallo in Olbia, approximately Olbia away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Le Farfalle - Cala Suaraccia Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at La Punta Falls, stroll through Cala Ginepro Beach, and play a few rounds at Puntaldia Golf Club.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Teodoro sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Baunei to San Teodoro takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in San Teodoro can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Spiaggia Isuledda, L'Area Naturale Marina Protetta Tavolara - Punta Coda Cavallo, Cala Brandinchi
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Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo ©
Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo
Spiaggia La Cinta ©
Spiaggia La Cinta
Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach

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Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Archivio Storico Lampedusa, look for all kinds of wild species at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Maluk, thenidentify plant and animal life at Centro Recupero Tartarughe Marine, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Cala Croce Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Santuario di Nostra Signora di Lampedusa, Lampedusa. On your second day here, get outside with Mare Morto, enjoy the sea views from Faro di Capo Grecale, make a trip to Cala Calandra, thenkick back and relax at Sciatu Persu, thenkick back and relax at Cala Pulcino, and finally stroll through Spiaggia dei Conigli.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lampedusa trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from San Teodoro to Lampedusa in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from San Teodoro in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Lampedusa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Centro Recupero Tartarughe Marine
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Cala Croce Beach ©
Cala Croce Beach
Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli
Cala Pulcino ©
Cala Pulcino

4
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Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cupola di San Pietro and Vatican Necropolis. Let the collections at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini and Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Venezia, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rome route builder.

You can fly from Lampedusa to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. When traveling from Lampedusa in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Rome, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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Ravello

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
You'll explore and learn at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela and Ravello Arte. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Villa Cimbrone Gardens. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Trofimena, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Giovanni del Toro, and stop by Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ravello trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Rome to Ravello in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in August, you will find days in Ravello are slightly colder (°C), and nights are a bit warmer (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Amalfi, Basilica of Saint Trofimena
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Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

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Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Museo della Porziuncola and Assisi Galleria 6C will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola and Basilica di Santa Chiara. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, contemplate the long history of Portico del Monte Frumentario, delve into the distant past at Anfiteatro Romano, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Assisi.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Assisi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ravello to Assisi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, subway, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Assisi when traveling from Ravello in August, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara

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Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
You'll explore and learn at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico and Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Battistero di San Giovanni and Duomo di Siena. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, steep yourself in history at Porta Camollia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinagoga di Siena, and make a trip to Facciatone.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Siena trip planner.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Siena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Siena are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico ©
Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico
Torre del Mangia ©
Torre del Mangia

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Duomo di Pisa. Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: St Martin Cathedral (in Lucca) and Pisa (Knights’ Square, Camposanto, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, see the interesting displays at Museo di San Marco, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Florence road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Pisa, St Martin Cathedral
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa

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