29 days in Italy Itinerary

29 days in Italy Itinerary

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29 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  26​h
1
Venice
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Milan
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h
3
Florence
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Rome
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h
6
Salerno
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1​h 30​min
7
Positano
— 5 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Brisbane

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Verona (Arena di Verona & Piazza delle Erbe) and Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Venice online tour planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Venice is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Central European Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in June: high temperatures in Venice hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then get your bearings at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the fresh offerings at Micromercato Moltrasio, get outside with Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo, and then steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Venice to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo, Micromercato Moltrasio
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (Battistero di San Giovanni & Piazza del Campo) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Florence day trip planning site .

You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 1:
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

3
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Get out of town with these interesting Assisi side-trips: Museo Diocesano (in Cortona), Montioni Frantoio e Cantina (in Montefalco) and Famiglia Buccelletti Winery (in Castiglion Fiorentino). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano, learn about winemaking at Bibenda Assisi, and walk around Mount Subasio.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Assisi travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Assisi sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Famiglia Buccelletti Winery, Museo Diocesano, Montioni Frantoio e Cantina
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Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Azienda Agraria Saio ©
Azienda Agraria Saio

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, wander the streets of Trastevere, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rome road trip tool .

Drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rome when traveling from Assisi in July, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Salerno.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

4
nights
Salerno

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Change things up with these side-trips from Salerno: Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale (in Ravello), Spiaggia di castiglione (in Castiglione) and Monte Finestra (in Tramonti). There's still lots to do: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, explore the world behind art at Museo della Ceramica Alfonso Tafuri, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Paestum Ruins.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Salerno trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Salerno takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in July: highs in Salerno hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Positano.

Things to do in Salerno

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Vietri sul Mare, Ravello, Monte Finestra, Wine Tours & Tastings, Paestum Ruins
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Speed Boats Tours
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Positano: Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Duomo di Ravello, &more), Lido di Ravello (in Castiglione) and Amalfi (Speed Boats Tours, Museo della Carta, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, take in the pleasant sights at Positano, get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, and stroll through Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Positano online tour itinerary planner .

You can ride a ferry from Salerno to Positano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Salerno in July since evenings lows in Positano dip to 26°C. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Amalfi, Ravello
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Speed Boats Tours

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