23 days in Italy Itinerary

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Venice
— 3 nights
Drive
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Milan
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Siena
— 1 night
Drive
6
Montepulciano
— 1 night
Drive
7
Rome
— 4 nights
Drive
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Amalfi
— 3 nights
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Venice — 3 nights

City of Romance

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 (Scrovegni Chapel, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Venice travel route app.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Venice is an approximately 33-hour flight. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Christchurch to Venice due to the time zone difference. In April in Venice, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.
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Milan — 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Milan is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Venice to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre — 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 11th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, hike along Cinque Terre Trails, then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and finally take a stroll around Vernazza.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cinque Terre trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Milan to Cinque Terre by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Florence.
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Florence — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and finally look for gifts at Via de' Ginori, 23r. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Florence tour planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Siena.
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Siena — 1 night

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

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 14th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo.

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You can drive from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Montepulciano.
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Montepulciano — 1 night

Pearl of the 16th Century

Perched on a limestone ridge in the heart of Tuscany, Montepulciano is known worldwide for its production of red wine, the Vino Noble.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): test the waters at Piscine Termali Theia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tempio di San Biagio, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande a Montepulciano, and finally do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Ercolani.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Montepulciano trip planner.

Traveling by car from Siena to Montepulciano takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Montepulciano are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Rome.
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Rome — 4 nights

Eternal City

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, make a trip to Roman Forum, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rome driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Montepulciano to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Rome, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Amalfi.
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Amalfi — 3 nights

Painted Town

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.
Step out of Amalfi to go to Positano and see Il Sentiero Degli Dei, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Head underground at Cave of Smeraldo, and examine the collection at Museo della Carta.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Amalfi route maker website.

Drive from Rome to Amalfi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in April, Amalfi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.
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