29 days in Italy Itinerary

29 days in Italy Itinerary

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29 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Rome
1
Rome
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Florence
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Cinque Terre
— 5 nights
Train:  5 h 30 min
4
Venice
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Naples
— Few hours
Subway + Taxi:  1 h 30 min
6
Amalfi
— 6 nights
Subway + Train:  3 h
7
Rome
— 1 night
End: Rome

6
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

For other places to visit, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport and Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport. In April, daytime highs in Rome are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tivoli, St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

6
nights
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 E-Bikes Florence, Bike Florence & Tuscany Day Tours and Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Siena (Cravattificio di Siena, Piazza del Campo, &more) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Florence travel route planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. April in Florence sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Food Tours
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

5
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cinque Terre: Genoa (Rattopennugo, Boccadasse, &more) and Portovenere (in Porto Venere). There's still lots to do: trek along Cinque Terre footpaths, stop by Fannys Bazar, stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and get outside with Cinque Terre Trails.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre trip planner.

Drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Wed) before leaving for Venice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Genoa, Portovenere
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Cinque Terre footpaths ©
Cinque Terre footpaths

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.
Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Verona (Arena di Verona, Liston, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Venice planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Venice are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Verona
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

few
hours
Naples

Naples
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli and then explore the galleries of Galleria Borbonica.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Naples trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Naples takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May in Naples, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Positano (Il Sentiero Degli Dei, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more) and I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos (in Praiano). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, examine the collection at Museo della Carta, and take some stellar pictures from Torre dello Ziro.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Amalfi vacation planner.

You can do a combination of subway and taxi from Naples to Amalfi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Naples in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Amalfi, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Ravello, Positano, Praiano, Chiesa di San Pancrazio Martire
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Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

1
night
Rome

Rome ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Square, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of subway and train from Amalfi to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Amalfi in May, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around 17°C. On the 17th (Sun), you're off to Singapore.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay May 16 — 17:
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Square ©
St. Peter's Square

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