27 days in Italy Itinerary

27 days in Italy Itinerary

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27 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  24​h
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Verona
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
3
Turin
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
4
Milan
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
5
Bologna
— 1 night
Train:  45​min
6
Florence
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
7
Rome
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
8
Naples
— 6 nights
Train + Fly:  25​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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scrovegni Chapel and Castello Estense. Kids will appreciate attractions like Canal Grande and Piazza San Marco. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice route planner.

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 flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central European Time is minus 9 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Sydney in March: high temperatures in Venice hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Scrovegni Chapel, Castello Estense
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
nights
Verona

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Family-friendly places like Scuola Italiana Sci Dolomiti di Brenta and Parco Natura Viva will thrill your kids. Discover out-of-the-way places like Paganella and Museo di Castelvecchio. Explore Verona's surroundings by going to MUSE - Science Museum (in Trento) and Scuola Italiana di Sci & Snowboard Kristal (in Andalo). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Piazza Bra, experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, and admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Verona trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Verona by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. April in Verona sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Turin.

Things to do in Verona

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Andalo, MUSE - Science Museum, Parco Natura Viva
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Parco Natura Viva ©
Parco Natura Viva
MUSE - Science Museum ©
MUSE - Science Museum
Paganella ©
Paganella

2
nights
Turin

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
On the 6th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, then take in nature's colorful creations at Parco del Valentino, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Castello. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacra di San Michele, admire the striking features of Palazzo Reale, and then don't miss a visit to Basilica of Superga.

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You can take a train from Verona to Turin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Verona in April, you will find days in Turin are slightly colder (17°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Basilica of Superga, Sacra di San Michele
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Basilica of Superga ©
Basilica of Superga
Sacra di San Michele ©
Sacra di San Michele
Parco del Valentino ©
Parco del Valentino

2
nights
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.
On the 8th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and finally find something for the whole family at Leolandia. On your second day here, listen to music at La Casa Maledetta, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Milan itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Turin to Milan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Turin in April, you will find days in Milan are a bit warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Leolandia
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Leolandia ©
Leolandia
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

1
night
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): ponder the design of Fontana del Nettuno, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Petronio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca, and finally make a trip to Archiginnasio di Bologna.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bologna travel planning tool .

Traveling by train from Milan to Bologna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites
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Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Santuario di Madonna di San Luca ©
Santuario di Madonna di San Luca
Archiginnasio di Bologna ©
Archiginnasio di Bologna

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Historic Centre of San Gimignano and The Baptistery of St. John. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Basilica San Vitale (in Ravenna) and Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa, Duomo di Pisa, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip maker.

Take a train from Bologna to Florence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Pisa, Basilica San Vitale, Historic Centre of San Gimignano
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
The Boboli Gardens ©
The Boboli Gardens

4
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Bring the kids along to Colosseum and Trevi Fountain. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Welcome to Rome and Duomo di Orvieto. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Villa Borghese, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rome travel route app .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St. Peter's Basilica, Duomo di Orvieto
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Welcome to Rome ©
Welcome to Rome

6
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Explore hidden gems such as Galleria Borbonica and Underground Naples. Family-friendly places like MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti and Fornillo will thrill your kids. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Capri (Giardini di Augusto & I Faraglioni), Villa San Michele (in Anacapri) and Sol’Art Ceramiche (in Vietri sul Mare). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese d'Ischia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, and don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Naples trip itinerary app .

Take a train from Rome to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Naples are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Positano, Capri, Paestum Ruins, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

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