51 days in Italy Itinerary

51 days in Italy Itinerary

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51 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Venice
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Verona
— 6 nights
3
Florence
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Siena
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Assisi
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Amalfi
— 6 nights
taxi + subway:  1​h 30​min
7
Naples
— 7 nights
8
Rome
— 6 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica di San Marco and Doge's Palace. Visit St. Mark's Square and Scrovegni Chapel for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Quartiere dell'Antico Ghetto Ebraico di Padova, Chiesa degli Eremitani, & more) and Valdobbiadene (Cantina San Gregorio & PDC Cartizze). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo).

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Venice driving holiday planner .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Venice. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Padua, Valdobbiadene
Find places to stay May 23 — 30:
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
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.
Escape the urban bustle at King Rock arrampicata and River Rafting & Tubing. Get some historical perspective at Arena di Verona and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, explore the historical opulence of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Anastasia, and learn about winemaking at Villa Mosconi Bertani.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Verona online day trip planner .

Take a bus from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In May in Verona, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Wineries Outdoors
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 5:
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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
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 The Baptistery of St. John. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa), Castello di Verrazzano (in Greve in Chianti) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Florence attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Verona to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Castello del Trebbio, Castello di Verrazzano, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Poggio al Bosco
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 10:
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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

6
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Visit Castello di Monterinaldi and Basilica di San Domenico for their historical value. Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona and Piazza del Campo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Siena's surroundings by going to San Gimignano (Fattoria Il Piano - Vineyard, Guardastelle Vineyard, & more), Montalcino (Podere Il Cocco, Poggio Rubino, & more) and Famiglia Buccelletti Winery (in Castiglion Fiorentino). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Siena Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Contrada della Torre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francesco, and steep yourself in history at Borgo di Lucignano d’Arbia.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Siena journey planning tool .

You can take a bus from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Wineries Historic Sites Golf

Side Trips

Montalcino, San Gimignano, Radda in Chianti, Famiglia Buccelletti Winery, Borgo di Lucignano d’Arbia
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona ©
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico

6
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi and Azienda Agraria Guerrieri. Popular historic sites such as Eremo delle Carceri and Strada Assisi-Santa Maria degli Angeli are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Assisi side-trips: Vineria del Carmine (in La Bruna), Montioni Frantoio e Cantina (in Montefalco) and Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio (in Mercatello). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano, admire the verdant scenery at Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia, and see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Assisi trip builder .

Getting from Siena to Assisi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Amalfi.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia, Decugnano dei Barbi, Azienda Agraria Guerrieri, Montioni Frantoio e Cantina, Vineria del Carmine
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 22:
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Azienda Agraria Guerrieri ©
Azienda Agraria Guerrieri
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

6
nights
Amalfi

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Get a sense of the local culture at Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo. Take a break from the city and head to Fornillo and Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods). Change things up with these side-trips from Amalfi: I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos (in Praiano), Societa Agricola Tenuta San Francesco - S.R.L. (in Tramonti) and Bagni d'Arienzo (in Positano). There's still lots to do: stroll through Spiaggia di castiglione, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Ravello, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa dell'Annunziata.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Amalfi trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Assisi to Amalfi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Assisi in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Amalfi, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Amalfi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Positano, Praiano, Conca dei Marini, Minori
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 28:
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione

7
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pompeii Archaeological Park and Galleria Borbonica. Get in touch with nature at Francesco (Frank) Carpegna - Walking with the Gods and Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Fishing Charters & Tours (in Sorrento), Villa dei Misteri (in Pompeii) and Salerno (Salerno War Cemetery, Marina Di Vietri, & more). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Le Vigne di Raito, take in the exciting artwork at Sol’Art Ceramiche, admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico Pausilypon.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Naples trip simple and quick.

Traveling by combination of taxi and subway from Amalfi to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Naples when traveling from Amalfi in June, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Salerno, Vietri sul Mare, Pompeii, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Fishing Charters & Tours
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 5:
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito

6
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 outdoors at Catacombe di San Callisto and Colle del Gianicolo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Trastevere and Palatine Hill. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip planner .

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tivoli
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 11:
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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