40 days in Italy Itinerary

40 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Townsville
Fly:  30 h
1
Venice
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Verona
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Alghero, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Baunei, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
6
Lampedusa
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
7
Rome
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Ravello
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
9
Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Siena
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
11
Florence
— 8 nights
Train + Fly:  29 h
End: Townsville

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Doge's Palace and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Get some historical perspective at Piazza San Marco and San Giorgio Maggiore. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (MUSME - Museum of the History of Medicine of Padova & Piazza dei Signori). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and step off the mainland to explore Lido.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary builder app.

Townsville, Australia to Venice is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Townsville to Venice is minus 9 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Townsville in July, with highs in Venice at 36°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Padua, Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore and Arena di Verona. Your inner history buff will appreciate Verona's Cathedral (Duomo) and Arca di Cangrande I. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Piazza Bra, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria Antica, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, and steep yourself in history at Arca di Cansignorio.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Verona visit planner.

Getting from Venice to Verona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Verona are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Verona's Cathedral (Duomo) ©
Verona's Cathedral (Duomo)
Piazza Bra ©
Piazza Bra

2
nights
Alghero, Sardinia

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alghero Holidays' Club, kick back and relax at Lido San Giovanni, go for a walk through Centro storico, thenkick back and relax at Cala Bramassa, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Maria, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Civica. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu, stroll around Le Prigionette, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hermeu, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Maria Pia, thencool off at Summer Dream, and finally kick back and relax at Stabilimento Balneare Rosanna.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Alghero journey planner.

You can fly from Verona to Alghero in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In July, daytime highs in Alghero are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Baunei.

Things to do in Alghero

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Spiaggia di Maria Pia ©
Spiaggia di Maria Pia
Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu ©
Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu
Summer Dream ©
Summer Dream

2
nights
Baunei, Sardinia

Baunei ©
Baunei is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian island of Sardinia.GeographyThe municipality of Baunei is located about 100km northeast of Cagliari and about 11km north of Tortolì. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): kick back and relax at Cala Biriala, stroll through Cala dei Gabbiani, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Orri, thenkick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cala Ginepro, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Milanesi / Musculedda, and finally stroll through Spiaggia di Cea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Cala Mariolu, Head underground at Grotta del Fico, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Piscine di Venere, thenkick back and relax at Cala Goloritzè, and finally stroll through Selvaggio Blu.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Baunei trip planner.

You can drive from Alghero to Baunei in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Alghero in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Baunei, with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Baunei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tortoli, Spiaggia di Cea, Selvaggio Blu
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Cala dei Gabbiani ©
Cala dei Gabbiani
Cala Mariolu ©
Cala Mariolu
Cala Goloritzè ©
Cala Goloritzè

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spiaggia La Cinta and Spiaggia Isuledda. Visit Cala Brandinchi and Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo for some beach relaxation. When in San Teodoro, make a side trip to see L'Area Naturale Marina Protetta Tavolara - Punta Coda Cavallo in Olbia, approximately Olbia away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Cala Ginepro Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at La Punta Falls, stroll through Lu Impostu Beach, and play a few rounds at Puntaldia Golf Club.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Teodoro sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Baunei to San Teodoro takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in San Teodoro can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

L'Area Naturale Marina Protetta Tavolara - Punta Coda Cavallo, Cala Brandinchi, Spiaggia Isuledda
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Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo ©
Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo
Spiaggia La Cinta ©
Spiaggia La Cinta
Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach

2
nights
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Archivio Storico Lampedusa, look for all kinds of wild species at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Maluk, thenidentify plant and animal life at Centro Recupero Tartarughe Marine, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Cala Croce Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Santuario di Nostra Signora di Lampedusa, Lampedusa. On your second day here, get outside with Mare Morto, enjoy the sea views from Faro di Capo Grecale, make a trip to Cala Calandra, thenkick back and relax at Sciatu Persu, thenkick back and relax at Cala Pulcino, and finally stroll through Spiaggia dei Conigli.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lampedusa trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from San Teodoro to Lampedusa in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from San Teodoro in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 29°C in Lampedusa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Centro Recupero Tartarughe Marine
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Cala Croce Beach ©
Cala Croce Beach
Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli
Cala Pulcino ©
Cala Pulcino

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cupola di San Pietro and Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini. Let the collections at Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali and Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, stroll the grounds of Vatican Necropolis, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Venezia.

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Getting from Lampedusa to Rome by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. While traveling from Lampedusa, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

3
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
You'll explore and learn at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela and Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Villa Rufolo. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Giovanni del Toro, and admire the striking features of Luna Convento.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ravello trip planning site.

Getting from Rome to Ravello by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, subway, and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in August: highs in Ravello hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Amalfi, Basilica of Saint Trofimena
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Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

3
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Museo della Porziuncola and Assisi Galleria 6C will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola and Santa Maria delle Rose. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Basilica di Santa Chiara, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Assisi, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Rufino, and explore the ancient world of Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Assisi trip builder app.

You can drive from Ravello to Assisi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, subway, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Assisi when traveling from Ravello in August, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara

3
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
You'll explore and learn at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico and Museo Archeologico di Siena. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Battistero di San Giovanni and Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, steep yourself in history at Porta Camollia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinagoga di Siena, and make a trip to Facciatone.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Siena trip planner.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Siena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Siena are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico ©
Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico
Torre del Mangia ©
Torre del Mangia

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Pisa (Knights’ Square, Duomo di Pisa, &more) and St Martin Cathedral (in Lucca). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take an in-depth tour of Corridoio Vasariano, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Florence online itinerary planner.

Getting from Siena to Florence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Pisa, St Martin Cathedral
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa

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