46 days in Italy Itinerary

46 days in Italy Itinerary

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46 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Venice
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Verona
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Milan
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Siena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Assisi
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Positano
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
8
Naples
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
9
Rome
— 10 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney


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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.
Kids will enjoy Canal Grande and Punta della Dogana. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua) and No Exit (in Udine). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Venice route app .

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Venice is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get cooler in Venice: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Scrovegni Chapel, No Exit
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Scuola Italiana di Sci & Snowboard Kristal and Gardaland Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Trentino Ski Emotion (in Pinzolo), Scuola Italiana Sci Dolomiti di Brenta (in Andalo) and Scuola Italiana di Sci Azzurra (in Folgarida). There's much more to do: experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Pentagona, and make a trip to Torre dei Lamberti.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Verona trip maker site .

Traveling by bus from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. December in Verona sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Andalo, Scuola Italiana di Sci Azzurra, Gardaland Park, Trentino Ski Emotion
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Trentino Ski Emotion ©
Trentino Ski Emotion
Gardaland Park ©
Gardaland Park
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Duomo di Milano and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. There's much more to do: see a show at La Casa Maledetta, see the interesting displays at Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Milan trip planner.

You can take a train from Verona to Milan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Milan are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
La Casa Maledetta ©
La Casa Maledetta

5
nights
Florence

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Boboli Gardens. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell (in Bologna) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip tool .

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Milan in December: highs in Florence hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

2
nights
Siena

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then make a trip to Centro Storico di Siena. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, and then make a trip to Piazza del Campo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Siena road trip planner.

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 16°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Balloon Rides
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

4
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Rocca Maggiore and Discovery Station Assisi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Assisi: Grotte di Frasassi (in Genga), Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore) and Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia (in Castelluccio di Norcia). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Francesco, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, and get curious at Museo Missionario Indios.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Assisi trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Siena to Assisi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Siena in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Assisi, with highs around 11°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Assisi

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cascata delle Marmore, Grotte di Frasassi, Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia, Casa del Cioccolato Perugina
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Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia ©
Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia
Cascata delle Marmore ©
Cascata delle Marmore
Rocca Maggiore ©
Rocca Maggiore

5
nights
Positano

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Attractions like Fornillo and Cave of Smeraldo make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Positano: Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi), Liquorificio Mansi Carlo (in Minori) and Ravello (Villa Rufolo & Villa Cimbrone Gardens). There's still lots to do: have fun at Tennis Al Settimo Piano, head outdoors with Walk of the Gods, take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei, and kick back and relax at Spiaggia Grande.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Positano trip planner.

You can drive from Assisi to Positano in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Assisi in December, with highs in Positano at 17°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Naples.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Ravello, Praiano, Liquorificio Mansi Carlo, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Fishing Charters & Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

5
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Family-friendly places like Pompeii Archaeological Park and Museo delle Arti Sanitarie will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Salerno (Centro Storico Salerno, Villa Comunale, & more) and Vesuvio National Park (in Ottaviano). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, get engrossed in the history at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, engage your brain at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, and see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Naples trip itinerary website .

You can take a bus from Positano to Naples in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Positano in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 6°C in Naples. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Salerno, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Vesuvio National Park, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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10
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Bring the kids along to Colosseum and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip planner .

Getting from Naples to Rome by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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