36 days in Italy Itinerary

36 days in Italy Itinerary

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36 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
+2
Fly + train + bus:  28​h
1
Amalfi
— 2 nights
taxi + subway:  1​h 30​min
2
Naples
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Rome
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Siena
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Florence
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Milan
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Verona
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
8
Venice
— 9 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

2
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 out of town with these interesting Amalfi side-trips: Positano (Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta e Cripta Medievale & Fornillo). There's much more to do: go for a walk through Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods), make a trip to Fiordo di Furore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiostro del Paradiso, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Amalfi trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Amalfi is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Central European Time is minus 9 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Amalfi: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Amalfi

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Positano, Ravello, Amalfi Coast, Fiordo di Furore
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods) ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

4
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Venture out of the city with trips to Le Vigne di Raito (in Vietri sul Mare) and Food Tours (in Sorrento). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, steep yourself in history at Ruins of Herculaneum, and make a trip to Piazza del Plebiscito.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Naples road trip planning website .

Getting from Amalfi to Naples by combination of taxi and subway takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Amalfi in September since evenings lows in Naples dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Tours Nature

Side Trips

Pompeii Archaeological Park, Ruins of Herculaneum, Food Tours, Le Vigne di Raito
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:
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Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Food Tours

5
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Change things up with a short trip to Villa d'Este in Tivoli (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip maker .

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Rome, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa d'Este
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 23:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Change things up with these side-trips from Siena: Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate), Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano) and Arezzo (Piazza Grande & Santa Maria della Pieve). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Piazza del Campo, enjoy breathtaking views from Fortezza di Montalcino, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di San Giovanni, and ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Siena trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Rome to Siena takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Siena are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Montalcino, Arezzo, Guardastelle Vineyard
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
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Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona ©
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Siena Cathedral ©
Siena Cathedral

4
nights
Florence

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and San Michele in Foro (in Lucca). Dedicate the 30th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence day trip planning website .

You can take a bus from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Leaning Tower of Pisa, San Michele in Foro
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

3
nights
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.
Step out of Milan with an excursion to La Citta Alta in Bergamo--about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, explore the world behind art at Museo Poldi Pezzoli, stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and admire the striking features of Castello Sforzesco.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Milan trip itinerary builder app .

Take a train from Florence to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Milan are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

La Citta Alta
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Parco Giardino Sigurta (in Valeggio Sul Mincio) and Palazzo Ducale Mantova (in Mantua). There's much more to do: see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Verona travel route planning site .

Getting from Milan to Verona by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palazzo Ducale Mantova, Parco Giardino Sigurta
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

9
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani, Scrovegni Chapel, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, and admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile.

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

Getting from Verona to Venice by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In October, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Padua, Murano
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 15:
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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