17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy travel route planner
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Rome
— 5 nights
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Cinque Terre
— 4 nights
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Florence
— 3 nights
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Milan
— 2 nights
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Rome — 5 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chiesa del Santissimo Nome di Gesu all’Argentina and Chiesa di Sant'Agnese in Agone. Step off the beaten path and head to Domus Aurea and Forum of Augustus. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Andrea al Quirinale, take some stellar pictures from Colle Aventino, steep yourself in history at Arco di Tito, and explore the ancient world of Foro di Cesare.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rome travel route planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Rome is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Brisbane in September, expect nights in Rome to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Cinque Terre.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature
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Cinque Terre — 4 nights

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to D'Albertis Castle and Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church and Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Bianco. There's lots more to do: stroll through Sentiero Vernazza a Corniglia, don't miss a visit to Monumento a San Francesco d'Assisi, do a tasting at Buranco Agriturismo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa Di San Pietro.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cinque Terre travel tool.

Fly from Rome to Cinque Terre in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Florence.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Trails · Outdoors
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Florence — 3 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico and Oltrarno. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Battistero di San Giovanni and Cappella di Piazza. When in Florence, make a side trip to see Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico in Siena, approximately Siena away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Mus.e Firenze Palazzo Vecchio, admire the masterpieces at Basilica di San Lorenzo, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santo Spirito, and shop like a local with M.G. Design.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Florence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.
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Milan — 2 nights

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the ancient world of Teatro Romano and then sample some tasty brews at Do Eat Better Experience - Milan Food Tour. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Cristoforo sul Naviglio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Certosa di Milano, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Milan trip itinerary app.

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 24th (Sat), you're off to home.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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