30 days in Northwest Italy, Sicily & Southern Italy Itinerary

30 days in Northwest Italy, Sicily & Southern Italy Itinerary

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1
Florence
— 4 nights
2
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 3 nights
3
Assisi
— 4 nights
4
Venice
— 4 nights
5
San Vito lo Capo
— 3 nights
6
Ravello
— 4 nights
7
Rome
— 4 nights
8
Lampedusa
— 1 night

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Centro Storico are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Duomo di Pisa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino), Portovenere (in Porto Venere) and Basilica San Vitale (in Ravenna). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Florence day trip app.

Perth, Australia to Florence is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Perth in September; daily highs in Florence reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Abbazia di San Galgano, Duomo di Pisa, Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Portovenere, Basilica San Vitale
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 6:
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano

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Portoferraio, Elba Island

Portoferraio ©
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spiaggia Di Sansone and Monte Capanne. Escape the urban bustle at Spiaggia di Cavoli and Spiaggia di Capo Bianco. Explore Portoferraio's surroundings by going to Spiaggia Di Buzzancone o Cera (in Capoliveri) and Spiaggia del Relitto (in Pomonte). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia delle Tombe and tour the pleasant surroundings at Acqua marina.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Portoferraio attractions planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Florence to Portoferraio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Portoferraio can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Assisi.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Capoliveri, Marciana, Spiaggia Luisi d'Angelo, Spiaggia delle Tombe, Spiaggia di Cavoli
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Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Spiaggia Di Sansone ©
Spiaggia Di Sansone
Spiaggia del Relitto ©
Spiaggia del Relitto

4
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Bring the kids along to Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola and San Damiano. Get some cultural insight at Duomo di Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Assisi: Grotte di Frasassi (in Genga), Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore) and Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto (in Spoleto). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pitigliano Centro Storico, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Della Santa Casa.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Assisi online trip maker.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Assisi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Portoferraio in September, expect little chillier with lows of 16°C in Assisi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Grotte di Frasassi, Civita di Bagnoregio, Cascata delle Marmore, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, Santuario Della Santa Casa
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Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

4
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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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Canal Grande and Basilica di San Marco. Explore hidden gems such as Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico and Scrovegni Chapel. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Verona (Museo di Castelvecchio & Arena di Verona) and Castello Estense (in Ferrara). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice attractions planner.

Getting from Assisi to Venice by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daytime highs in Venice are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Verona, Scrovegni Chapel, Castello Estense, Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco

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nights
San Vito lo Capo

San Vito lo Capo ©
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
Escape the urban bustle at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo and Spiaggia di Macari. Kids will enjoy Riserva Naturale Saline Di Trapani E Paceco and Scuba & Snorkeling. When in San Vito lo Capo, make a side trip to see Tempio di Segesta in Calatafimi-Segesta, approximately Calatafimi-Segesta away.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Vito lo Capo trip tool.

Fly from Venice to San Vito lo Capo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Vito lo Capo when traveling from Venice in September, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Tempio di Segesta, Riserva Naturale Saline Di Trapani E Paceco
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Tempio di Segesta ©
Tempio di Segesta
Spiaggia di Macari ©
Spiaggia di Macari
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Ravello

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Get outdoors at Fornillo and Spiaggia di castiglione. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Venture out of the city with trips to Marina di Praia Beach (in Praiano), Positano (Spiaggia Grande & Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano) and Spiaggia Lannio (in Cetara). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Ravello, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Atrani, make a trip to Villa Rufolo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale.

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You can fly from San Vito lo Capo to Ravello in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, train, and bus. September in Ravello sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Amalfi, Positano, Minori, Marina di Praia Beach, Spiaggia di Atrani
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore hidden gems such as Villa d'Este and Church of St. Louis of the French. Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and Pantheon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Villa Adriana (in Tivoli) and Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, visit Trastevere, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

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You can drive from Ravello to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rome, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Tivoli, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, St. Peter's Basilica
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 28:
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): kick back and relax at Cala Pulcino, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia dei Conigli, then kick back and relax at Cala Croce Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lampedusa travel route planner.

You can fly from Rome to Lampedusa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Rome in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Lampedusa, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:
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Cala Pulcino ©
Cala Pulcino
Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli
Cala Croce Beach ©
Cala Croce Beach

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