22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

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Rome
— 5 nights
Train
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Florence
— 3 nights
Train
3
Milan
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Varenna
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Coredo
— 1 night
Drive
6
Verona
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Venice
— 5 nights
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Rome — 5 nights

Eternal City

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, and don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary builder site.

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in November; daily highs in Rome reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.
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Florence — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Florence itinerary planning website.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Milan.
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Milan — 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
On the 13th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo Poldi Pezzoli, then see La Casa Maledetta, then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan road trip website.

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in November, you will find days in Milan are little chillier (15°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Varenna.
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Varenna — 2 nights

Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. On the 15th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Como, go for a walk through La Passeggiata Degli Innamorati, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Giacomo. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Molino Maufet, brush up on your military savvy at Forte Montecchio Nord, then go for a walk through Green Way dei Patriarchi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at S. Giovanni Battista, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Varenna journey site.

Getting from Milan to Varenna by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Varenna can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Coredo.
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Coredo — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): look for gifts at Caseificio Sociale Di Coredo, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Coredo, then test the waters at Centro Benessere Hedone, and finally admire the striking features of Palazzo Nero.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Coredo online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Varenna to Coredo in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In November, daytime highs in Coredo are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Verona.
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Verona — 2 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

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.
On the 18th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Verona's Cathedral (Duomo), step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, and finally admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Arena di Verona, don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Valentino, and finally find something for the whole family at Gardaland Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Verona road trip planning website.

Getting from Coredo to Verona by car takes about 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Venice.
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Venice — 5 nights

City of Romance

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel, Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the engaging exhibits at Creature di Gomma - Venice Vintage Toys, contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Venice trip planner.

You can drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. November in Venice sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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Lake Como travel guide

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A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."
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