42 days in Italy Itinerary

42 days in Italy Itinerary

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42 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Venice
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Siena
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Assisi
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Positano
— 6 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
6
Salerno
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Rome
— 6 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio & Scrovegni Chapel) and Verona (Piazza Bra, Arena di Verona, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Venice tour builder tool .

Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Venice. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in June; daily highs in Venice reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Florence

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
When in Florence, make a side trip to see Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip planner .

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Food Tours
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

5
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Siena: Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate) and Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Piazza del Campo, learn about winemaking at Batzella, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Siena day trip planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Siena sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Tours Wineries

Side Trips

Batzella, Guardastelle Vineyard, Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona
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Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

6
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: Montioni Frantoio e Cantina (in Montefalco), Azienda Agraria Guerrieri (in Piagge) and Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia (in Castelluccio di Norcia). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, walk around Mount Subasio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, and don't miss a visit to Eremo delle Carceri.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Assisi visit website .

Traveling by car from Siena to Assisi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Assisi, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Perugia, Montioni Frantoio e Cantina, Azienda Agraria Guerrieri, Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia
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Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Azienda Agraria Saio ©
Azienda Agraria Saio

6
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: Amalfi (Wine Tours & Tastings, Speed Boats Tours, & more), Ravello (Duomo di Ravello, Villa Rufolo, & more) and Lido di Ravello (in Castiglione). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Fornillo, look for gifts at Artigianato Rallo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Positano trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Assisi to Positano takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in July, Positano is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Salerno.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Amalfi, Ravello, Praiano
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salerno: Paestum Ruins (in Paestum), Le Ville di Ravello (in Ravello) and Liquorificio Mansi Carlo (in Minori). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, stroll through Spiaggia di castiglione, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and view the masterpieces at Sol’Art Ceramiche.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Salerno online visit planner .

You can ride a ferry from Positano to Salerno in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Salerno can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Salerno

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Sorrento, Vietri sul Mare, Liquorificio Mansi Carlo, Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Speed Boats Tours

6
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Go for a jaunt from Rome to Tivoli to see Villa d'Este about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip site .

Take a train from Salerno to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salerno in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°C in Rome. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa d'Este
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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