31 days in Italy Itinerary

31 days in Italy Itinerary

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31 days in Italy Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  25​h
Venice
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
Verona
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Assisi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
Cagliari, Sardinia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Alghero, Sardinia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Dorgali, Sardinia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  7​h
Agrigento, Sicily
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Palermo, Sicily
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
Sydney

3
days
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo and Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. Get in touch with nature at Canal Grande and Isola di Burano. Go for a jaunt from Venice to Padua to see Scrovegni Chapel about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Porta della Carta, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Venice online driving holiday planner .

Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in June: high temperatures in Venice hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

Padua, Isola di Burano
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St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
days
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.
Grotte di Catullo and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Castello Scaligero di Malcesine and Arena di Verona. Get out of town with these interesting Verona side-trips: Lago di Garda (in Garda) and Rocca scaligera (in Sirmione). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, browse the exhibits of Castelvecchio Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Anastasia.

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You can take a train from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Verona are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Sirmione, Lago di Garda, Castello Scaligero di Malcesine
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Grotte di Catullo ©
Grotte di Catullo
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

3
days
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte and Loggia dei Lanzi. Get a sense of the local culture at Galleria dell'Accademia and Piazzale Michelangelo. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Siena (Siena Cathedral & Piazza del Campo). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Florence travel route planner.

You can take a train from Verona to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siena
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Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries

2
days
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale San Francesco D'Assisi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria degli Angeli and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Assisi travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Florence to Assisi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cagliari.

Things to do in Assisi

#Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto
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Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara

3
days
Cagliari, Sardinia

Cagliari ©
The capital of Sardinia, Cagliari is spread out over seven hills and still bears the marks of its past conquerors, including the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans.
Get some cultural insight at Area Archeologica di Nora and Basilica Romanico Pisana di S. MARIA di MONSERRAT. Step out of the city life by going to Spiaggia di Tuerredda and Cagliari and Devil's Saddle Tour. Venture out of the city with trips to Villasimius (Punta Molentis & Porto Giunco).

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cagliari day trip planning app .

Getting from Assisi to Cagliari by combination of bus and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Assisi in July, Cagliari is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Alghero.

Things to do in Cagliari

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Villasimius, Spiaggia di Tuerredda, Basilica Romanico Pisana di S. MARIA di MONSERRAT, Cagliari and Devil's Saddle Tour, Area Archeologica di Nora
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Spiaggia di Tuerredda ©
Spiaggia di Tuerredda
Porto Giunco ©
Porto Giunco
Punta Molentis ©
Punta Molentis

3
days
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu and Spiaggia Mugoni. Popular historic sites such as Nuraghe Sant'Antine and Chiesa di San Francesco are in your itinerary. Step out of Alghero with an excursion to Santa Trinita di Saccargia in Codrongianos--about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Capo Caccia, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Maria Pia, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Maria, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Alghero trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Cagliari to Alghero in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dorgali.

Things to do in Alghero

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Trinita di Saccargia, Nuraghe Sant'Antine
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Capo Caccia ©
Capo Caccia
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nuraghe Sant'Antine ©
Nuraghe Sant'Antine

3
days
Dorgali, Sardinia

Dorgali ©
Complesso di Romanzesu and Santuario Nuragico di Serra Orrios are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Oasis Bidderosa and Cala Fuili Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Blue Driving - Noleggio Gommoni ed escursioni nel Golfo di Orosei in Orosei (about 34 minutes away). There's more to do: Head underground at Grotta del Bue Marino.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dorgali holiday app .

Getting from Alghero to Dorgali by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Dorgali

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Orosei, Complesso di Romanzesu
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Oasi Biderosa ©
Oasi Biderosa
Complesso di Romanzesu ©
Complesso di Romanzesu
Cala Fuili Beach ©
Cala Fuili Beach

1
day
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.
On the 13th (Fri), stroll through Lu Impostu Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Cinta.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Teodoro trip planning site .

Drive from Dorgali to San Teodoro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in San Teodoro are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Agrigento.

Things to do in San Teodoro

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach
La Cinta ©
La Cinta

1
day
Agrigento, Sicily

Agrigento ©
Historically one of ancient Greece's leading cities, Sicily's Agrigento is home to the seven monumental temples that make up the well-preserved Valley of the Temples.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Tempio di Giunone.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Agrigento online holiday builder .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from San Teodoro to Agrigento takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Agrigento

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Scala dei Turchi
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Scala dei Turchi ©
Scala dei Turchi

2
days
Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Palazzo dei Normanni e Cappella Palatina, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Monreale, and finally make a trip to Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Duca di Salaparuta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia Ss. Annunziata, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Caccamo, and finally stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Palermo online trip maker .

Drive from Agrigento to Palermo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Palermo are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Palermo

#Historic Sites, #Wineries, #Parks

Side Trips

Caccamo, Duomo di Monreale
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Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio ©
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo

3
days
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and St. Clement Basilica. Get some cultural insight at Palatine Hill and Vatican Museums. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and contemplate the long history of Circus Maximus.

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You can fly from Palermo to Rome in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

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

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