19 days in Italy Itinerary

19 days in Italy Itinerary

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19 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + train:  25​h
1
Naples
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Rome
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Orvieto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Bologna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Trento
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Venice
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Explore hidden gems such as Lungomare Yalta and Marina of Lobra. Popular historic sites such as Casa del Poeta Tragico and Odeon - Teatro Piccolo are in your itinerary. Step out of Naples to go to Pompeii and see Temple of Apollo, which is approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Museo delle Torture, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Domenico Maggiore, take a stroll through Chiaia, and contemplate the long history of Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Naples sightseeing planner.

Sydney, Australia to Naples is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central European Time is minus 9 hours. In January, Naples is much colder than Sydney - with highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Pompeii, Marina of Lobra, Lungomare Yalta
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Chiesa di San Gregorio Armeno ©
Chiesa di San Gregorio Armeno
Marina of Lobra ©
Marina of Lobra
Museo delle Torture ©
Museo delle Torture

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 7th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali, make a trip to Piazza del Campidoglio, view the masterpieces at The Spirit of Caravaggio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo, and finally see the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Villa Farnesina, appreciate the extensive heritage of Colle Aventino, explore the ancient world of Domus Aurea, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Prassede, and finally stroll the grounds of Vatican Necropolis.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rome tour itinerary tool .

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Rome sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Orvieto.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Stanze di Raffaello ©
Stanze di Raffaello
Vatican Necropolis ©
Vatican Necropolis
Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo ©

2
nights
Orvieto

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
On the 9th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Etruscan Museum "Claudio Faina", see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Orvieto, explore the different monuments and memorials at Necropoli Etrusca Di Crocifisso Del Tufo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Margherita, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Flaviano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Orvieto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Giovenale, learn about winemaking at Tenuta Le Velette, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Rocca Albornoziana, then look for gifts at Lavanda del Lago, and finally don't miss a visit to Verdirosi.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Orvieto journey planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Orvieto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Montefiascone
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Chiesa di San Flaviano ©
Chiesa di San Flaviano
Chiesa San Giovenale ©
Chiesa San Giovenale

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo, don't miss a visit to Torre del Popolo, see the interesting displays at Museo Civico, then steep yourself in history at Arco del Seminario, then examine the collection at Museo del Tesoro e Collezione F.M. Perkins, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cripta di San Francesco, explore the world behind art at Museo Diocesano e Cripta di San Rufino, make a trip to Oratorio S. Francesco Piccolino, then get engrossed in the history at Museo della Memoria, then admire the local landmark of Fontanella del Lione, and finally look for gifts at Il Sole Souvenir.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Assisi travel route planning website .

Getting from Orvieto to Assisi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January in Assisi, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Museo Diocesano e Cripta di San Rufino ©

2
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 13th (Thu), savor the flavors at Acetaia Villa San Donnino, examine the collection at Museo Ducati, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Pietro, then partake in some friendly competition at Secret Zone, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Domenico. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Torre Prendiparte, look for gifts at Salumeria Simoni, then get to know the fascinating history of Via delle Volte, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ferrara Cathedral.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bologna trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Assisi to Bologna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Trento.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Ferrara, Acetaia Villa San Donnino, Museo Ducati
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Acetaia Villa San Donnino ©
Acetaia Villa San Donnino
Museo Ducati ©
Museo Ducati
Cattedrale di San Pietro ©
Cattedrale di San Pietro

2
nights
Trento

Trento ©
Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Forte Cadine Bus de Vela, admire the masterpieces at Le Gallerie di Piedicastello, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria Maggiore, then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Saracini Cresseri, and finally examine the collection at Spazio Archeologico Sotterraneo Del Sas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Museo Nazionale Storico degli Alpini, make a trip to Mausoleo di Cesare Battisti, contemplate the long history of Doss Trento, admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Pretorio, then don't miss a visit to Case Cazuffi Rella, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Geremia.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Trento trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Bologna to Trento takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bologna in January, Trento is slightly colder at night with lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Trento

Historic Sites Museums
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Forte Cadine Bus de Vela ©
Forte Cadine Bus de Vela
Palazzo Pretorio ©
Palazzo Pretorio

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Palazzo Mocenigo and Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna. Get some historical perspective at Piazza dei Signori and Santa Maria dei Miracoli. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Basilica di Santa Giustina (in Padua) and Treviso (Passeggiata lungo la restera & Centro Storico di Treviso). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria del Giglio (Zobenigo), admire the masterpieces at Ca' d'Oro, contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Zaccaria, and head off the coast to Giudecca.

Plan trip to Venice with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Trento to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Trento in January, Venice is a bit warmer at night with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Treviso, Padua
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Basilica di Santa Giustina ©
Basilica di Santa Giustina
Passeggiata lungo la restera ©
Passeggiata lungo la restera
Santa Maria dei Miracoli ©
Santa Maria dei Miracoli

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