17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  23​h
1
Rome
— Few hours
train + subway:  3​h
2
Sorrento
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  6​h 45​min
3
Taormina, Sicily
— 2 nights
+3
train + foot + bus + Fly:  2​h
4
Florence
— 3 nights
5
Venice
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Como
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
7
Milan
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Adelaide

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Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You've now added Trevi Fountain to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain and then make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rome journey planner .

Adelaide, Australia to Rome is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. In May, Rome is a bit warmer than Adelaide - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Sorrento.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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Sorrento

Sorrento ©
A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Keep things going the next day: stroll through Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna and then take a leisurely stroll along Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sorrento vacation builder tool .

Traveling by combination of train and subway from Rome to Sorrento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Sorrento are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Taormina.

Things to do in Sorrento

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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nights
Taormina, Sicily

Taormina ©
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Pavone Francesco, head off the coast to Isola Bella, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Varo, go for a walk through Piazza IX Aprile, then don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, and finally browse the collection at Biblioteca Comunale Sant' Agostino.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Taormina trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Sorrento to Taormina in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and train; or do a combination of subway, bus, and train. May in Taormina sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. You'll set off for Florence on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Taormina

Museums Parks Beaches
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Pavone Francesco ©
Pavone Francesco
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Piazza IX Aprile ©
Piazza IX Aprile

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nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Leaning Tower of Pisa, Piazzale Michelangelo, Piazza del Duomo, and other attractions you added. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Florence vacation maker app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Taormina to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Taormina in May, Florence is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Cinque Terre Trails
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Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio

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night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ponte di Rialto, Basilica di San Marco and Canal Grande. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, explore the activities along Canal Grande, and then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Como.

Things to do in Venice

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Ponte di Rialto ©
Ponte di Rialto

3
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.
You've now added Como-Brunate funicular to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Como: Tremezzina (Villa Carlotta & Villa del Balbianello), Palazzo Borromeo (in Isola Bella) and i Giardini di Villa Melzi (in Bellagio). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Villa Monastero, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Veronica.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Como trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Como takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Como sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Como

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Tremezzina, Chiesa di Santa Veronica, Castello di Vezio, i Giardini di Villa Melzi, Palazzo Borromeo
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Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
i Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
i Giardini di Villa Melzi

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Milan

Milan ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes I Navigli as well as Arco della Pace. On the 16th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco, then admire the landmark architecture of Arco della Pace, and finally go for a walk through I Navigli.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip itinerary website .

You can take a train from Como to Milan in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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