21 days in Italy Itinerary

21 days in Italy Itinerary

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21 days in Italy Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  24​h
Venice
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Lampedusa
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Florence
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Rome
— 5 nights
Fly:  24​h
Sydney

6
days
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica di San Marco and St Mark's Campanile. Get some cultural insight at Doge's Palace and Gallerie dell'Accademia. The adventure continues: make a trip to St. Mark's Square, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), and examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Venice, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Sydney, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Lampedusa.

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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

few
hours
Lampedusa

Lampedusa
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
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You can fly from Venice to Lampedusa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. While traveling from Venice, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Lampedusa, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 17°C. You'll set off for Florence on the 5th (Wed).

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6
days
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza della Signoria. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Uffizi Galleries and The Baptistery of St. John. Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Piazza del Campo, Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, & more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, make a trip to Palazzo Vecchio, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Florence tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Lampedusa to Florence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lampedusa in December; daily highs in Florence reach 15°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Rome.

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Siena
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia

5
days
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palatine Hill and St. Peter's Basilica. Piazza Navona and Santa Maria in Trastevere will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria della Vittoria, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and don't miss a visit to Roman Forum.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome road trip app .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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