26 days in Italy Itinerary

26 days in Italy Itinerary

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26 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Venice
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  3​h
3
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 3 nights
ferry:  7​h 30​min
4
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Cabras, Sardinia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Villasimius, Sardinia
— 4 nights
+3
bus + train + foot + Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Rome
— 5 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney

2
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 discover tucked-away gems like Cannaregio and Ponte dei Sospiri. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Venice trip simple and quick.

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. Traveling from Sydney to Venice, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip builder tool .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

3
nights
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. Explore hidden gems such as Spiaggia Luisi d'Angelo and Spiaggia di Cavoli. Visit Spiaggia delle Tombe and Spiaggia di Capo Bianco for some beach relaxation. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Sansone and tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Canata.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Portoferraio online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Florence to Portoferraio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Spiaggia Luisi d'Angelo, Spiaggia Canata, Spiaggia di Cavoli, Spiaggia delle Tombe
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Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli

2
nights
San Teodoro, Sardinia

San Teodoro ©
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spiaggia Berchida and Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo. You'll get in some beach time at Lu Impostu Beach and Isuledda Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Spiaggia Sa Capannizza (in Budoni) and Spiaggia del Dottore (in Murta Maria).

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Teodoro route maker tool .

Ride a ferry from Portoferraio to San Teodoro in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Portoferraio in September: highs in San Teodoro hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cabras.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Spiaggia Berchida, Spiaggia del Dottore, Spiaggia Sa Capannizza, Isuledda Beach
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Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach
Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo ©
Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo
Spiaggia Berchida ©
Spiaggia Berchida

3
nights
Cabras, Sardinia

Cabras ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Capo San Marco and Spiaggia dell'Arco. You'll get in some beach time at Spiaggia di Is Arutas and I Gatti di Su Pallosu. Get out of town with these interesting Cabras side-trips: Distillerie Lussurgesi (in Santu Lussurgiu) and Spas & Wellness (in Fordongianus).

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cabras tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Teodoro to Cabras takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Villasimius.

Things to do in Cabras

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Capo San Marco, Distillerie Lussurgesi, Spas & Wellness, I Gatti di Su Pallosu, Spiaggia dell'Arco
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:
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Spiaggia di Is Arutas ©
Spiaggia di Is Arutas
Spas & Wellness
Chiesa di San Giovanni in Sinis ©
Chiesa di San Giovanni in Sinis

4
nights
Villasimius, Sardinia

Villasimius ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spiaggia Cala San Stefano and Spiaggia di Kal' e Moru. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Spiaggia di Piscadeddus and Porto Giunco. Step out of Villasimius to go to Goni and see Pranu Mutteddu, which is approximately 1h 30 min away.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Villasimius trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cabras to Villasimius takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Villasimius are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Villasimius

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Spiaggia di Sant'ELmo, Torre di Capo Boi, Pranu Mutteddu, Spiaggia di Kal' e Moru
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Porto Giunco ©
Porto Giunco
Pranu Mutteddu ©
Pranu Mutteddu

5
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Civita di Bagnoregio and La Pieta. Go for a jaunt from Rome to Orvieto to see Duomo di Orvieto about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Pantheon, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner .

Getting from Villasimius to Rome by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. In September in Rome, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Civita di Bagnoregio, Duomo di Orvieto
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Trastevere ©
Trastevere

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