19 days in Italy Itinerary

19 days in Italy Itinerary

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19 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + train:  26​h
1
Naples
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
4
Bologna
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Milan
— 1 night
train:  1​h
6
Turin
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
7
Verona
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
8
Venice
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

1
night
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno, explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, then delve into the distant past at The Neapolis Buried, then don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Museo Cappella Sansevero, pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara, get to know the fascinating history of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli, then examine the collection at National Archaeological Museum of Naples, and finally steep yourself in history at Underground Naples.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Naples trip itinerary tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Naples is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Naples due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: high temperatures in Naples hover around 17°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Duomo di Salerno, Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli ©
Underground Naples ©
Underground Naples

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the striking features of Pantheon, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome online road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi. On the next day, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale, then see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

1
night
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Domenico, don't miss a visit to Archiginnasio di Bologna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bologna trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a train from Florence to Bologna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Florence in December: high temperatures in Bologna hover around 9°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites
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Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Archiginnasio di Bologna ©
Archiginnasio di Bologna
Santuario di Madonna di San Luca ©
Santuario di Madonna di San Luca

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get your bearings at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Milan trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can take a train from Bologna to Milan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can take a train to Turin.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Room Escape Games
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

2
nights
Turin

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get great views at Basilica of Superga, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then make a trip to Piazza San Carlo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Egyptian Museum of Turin. On the next day, make a trip to Piazza Castello, take in nature's colorful creations at Parco del Valentino, examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, then admire all the interesting features of Juventus Stadium, and finally admire the striking features of Palazzo Reale.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Turin trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Milan to Turin in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Turin, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Basilica of Superga
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Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile ©
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile
Piazza San Carlo ©
Piazza San Carlo
Juventus Stadium ©
Juventus Stadium

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): snap pictures at Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, make a trip to Piazza Bra, then take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Verona trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Turin to Verona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Turin in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 0°C in Verona. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza Bra ©
Piazza Bra

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cannaregio and Scrovegni Chapel. Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Orto Botanico di Padova & Basilica di Sant’Antonio) and Ferrara (Ferrara Cathedral & Castello Estense). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre dell'Orologio.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Venice vacation builder app .

You can take a bus from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Venice are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Padua, Ferrara
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square

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