28 days in Italy Itinerary

28 days in Italy Itinerary

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28 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25​h
1
Rome
— 5 nights
+2
train + subway + taxi:  3​h
2
Amalfi
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Florence
— 5 nights
train:  3​h
5
Como
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Venice
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Palatine Hill and Piazza Navona. Visit Vatican Museums and Colosseum for their historical value. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro, admire the local landmark of Santa Maria in Trastevere, admire the masterpieces at Borghese Gallery, and make a trip to Trevi Fountain.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip maker tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Rome is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Rome due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Melbourne in March, with highs in Rome at 20°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Amalfi.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

4
nights
Amalfi

Amalfi ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei and San Lorenzo Cathedral. Popular historic sites such as Duomo di Ravello and San Giovanni del Toro are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Vecchi Libri (in Salerno) and Convento di Santa Maria a Castro (in Praiano). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Valle delle Ferriere, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, steep yourself in history at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and hike along Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods).

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Amalfi trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Rome to Amalfi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in March, Amalfi is a bit warmer at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Amalfi

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Ravello, San Lorenzo Cathedral, Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei, Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods), Convento di Santa Maria a Castro
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Valle delle Ferriere ©
Valle delle Ferriere
Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei ©
Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

3
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica Papale San Francesco D'Assisi and Chiesa Santo Stefano. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eremo delle Carceri and Rocca Maggiore. Take a break from Assisi with a short trip to Wild Foods Italy in Montefalco, about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at San Damiano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di San Rufino, and admire the striking features of Santa Maria degli Angeli.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Assisi trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Amalfi to Assisi by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect slightly colder evenings in Assisi when traveling from Amalfi in March, with lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Wild Foods Italy
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Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri
Rocca Maggiore ©
Rocca Maggiore

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazzale Michelangelo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Baptistery of St. John and Campanile di Giotto. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Siena (Piazza del Campo & Siena Cathedral). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, get engrossed in the history at Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip planner .

Traveling by car from Assisi to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can take a train to Como.

Things to do in Florence

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Como

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Milano and Basilica of Sant'Abbondio. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castello di Corenno Plinio and Cathedral of Como. Change things up with these side-trips from Como: Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina), Parco Valle Albano (in Gravedona) and Santuario Madonna del Soccorso (in Ossuccio). It doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to Sentiero 6 - Valbasca and stop by Mr. Savethewall.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Como day trip website .

Getting from Florence to Como by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Como

#Historic Sites, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Parco Valle Albano, Santuario Madonna del Soccorso, Castello di Corenno Plinio, Duomo di Milano, Villa del Balbianello
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Santuario Madonna del Soccorso ©
Santuario Madonna del Soccorso
Castello di Corenno Plinio ©
Castello di Corenno Plinio

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.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica di San Marco and Porta della Carta. St. Mark's Square and Scrovegni Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Venice to Padua to see Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take some stellar pictures from San Giorgio Maggiore, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Venice road trip tool .

You can drive from Como to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. In March in Venice, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

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

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