20 days in Italy Itinerary

20 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25 h
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h
2
Como
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h 30 min
3
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
4
Florence
— 3 nights
Train + Subway:  4 h 30 min
5
Sorrento
— 3 nights
Subway + Train:  3 h
6
Rome
— 4 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Melbourne

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Canal Grande as well as Doge's Palace. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande and then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dell'Orologio.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planning website.

Melbourne, Australia to Venice is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Venice is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect Venice to be much warmer, temps between 32°C and 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Fri) before leaving for Como.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
Como

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Turati Centro Nautico Lario as well as Como-Brunate funicular. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): go from sight to sight with Como-Brunate funicular and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo). Keep things going the next day: choose your vessel at Turati Centro Nautico Lario and then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Olmo.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Como online day trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Como in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Como are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Como

Tours Transportation Outdoors

Side Trip

Turati Centro Nautico Lario
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:
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Turati Centro Nautico Lario ©
Turati Centro Nautico Lario
Como-Brunate funicular ©
Como-Brunate funicular
Cathedral of Como (Duomo) ©
Cathedral of Como (Duomo)

3
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Cinque Terre footpaths has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Giovanni Battista. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Cinque Terre footpaths.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cinque Terre day trip tool.

Getting from Como to Cinque Terre by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Wed) before leaving for Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Church of San Giovanni Battista ©
Church of San Giovanni Battista
Cinque Terre footpaths ©
Cinque Terre footpaths

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Guardastelle Vineyard as well as Centro Storico. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Baptistery of St. John and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, and admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Florence trip builder.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Sorrento.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Guardastelle Vineyard
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Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

3
nights
Sorrento

Sorrento ©
A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Banana Split Pub has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent and then don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro and then join in the after-dark buzz at Banana Split Pub.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sorrento driving holiday site.

Do a combination of train and subway from Florence to Sorrento in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and subway. Traveling from Florence in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Sorrento. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Rome.

Things to do in Sorrento

Wineries Nightlife Historic Sites
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Limonoro ©
Limonoro
St Francis Church and Convent ©
St Francis Church and Convent
Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro ©
Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro

4
nights
Rome

Rome
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wine Tours & Tastings, St. Angelo Bridge, St. Peter's Basilica, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Piazza Venezia, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and steep yourself in history at Colosseum.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rome attractions planner.

You can do a combination of subway and train from Sorrento to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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