20 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

20 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Perth
Fly:  27 h
1
Venice
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Verona
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  3 h
4
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 3 nights
Ferry + Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Orvieto
— Few hours
Train:  1 h 15 min
7
Rome
— 4 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Perth

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): stop by Cannaregio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally take a stroll through Dorsoduro.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Venice itinerary builder tool.

Perth, 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 Western Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 7 hours. In September, Venice is a bit warmer than Perth - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Padua
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Basilica of St. Anthony ©
Basilica of St. Anthony
Dorsoduro ©
Dorsoduro
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
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.
Family-friendly places like Il Vittoriale degli Italiani and Parco Natura Viva will thrill your kids. Get a sense of the local culture at Piazza dei Signori and Basilica di Santa Anastasia. Get out of town with these interesting Verona side-trips: Borghetto sul Mincio (in Valeggio Sul Mincio), Palazzo Te (in Mantua) and Grotte di Catullo (in Sirmione). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Verona online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by bus from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Borghetto sul Mincio, Palazzo Te, Il Vittoriale degli Italiani, Grotte di Catullo, Parco Natura Viva
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Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Il Vittoriale degli Italiani ©
Il Vittoriale degli Italiani
Parco Natura Viva ©
Parco Natura Viva

2
nights
Florence

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Centro Storico di Siena and Basilica San Miniato al Monte are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Torre del Mangia in Siena (about 1h 15 min away). Dedicate the 1st (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, explore the world behind art at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, admire the striking features of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, and examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

Take a train from Verona to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Siena
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Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Torre del Mangia ©
Torre del Mangia
Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore ©
Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore

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nights
Portoferraio, Elba Island

Portoferraio ©
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. On the 2nd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Della Biodola, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Acquario dell'Elba, and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cavoli. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Di Sansone, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco, and then look for gifts at Gelateria Zero Gradi.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Portoferraio trip maker site.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Florence to Portoferraio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. October in Portoferraio sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Assisi.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Spiaggia di Cavoli, Acquario dell'Elba
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Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Spiaggia Di Sansone ©
Spiaggia Di Sansone
Spiaggia Della Biodola ©
Spiaggia Della Biodola

3
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at San Damiano and Cattedrale di San Venanzio, Duomo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Paper and Watermark Museum Fabriano and Rocca Paolina. Step out of Assisi with an excursion to Grotte di Frasassi in Genga--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, and contemplate the long history of Eremo delle Carceri.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Assisi trip maker tool.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Assisi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Assisi when traveling from Portoferraio in October, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Orvieto.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Fabriano, Rocca Paolina, Grotte di Frasassi
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San Damiano ©
San Damiano
Paper and Watermark Museum Fabriano ©
Paper and Watermark Museum Fabriano
Rocca Maggiore ©
Rocca Maggiore

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hours
Orvieto

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): make a trip to Pozzo di San Patrizio, then do a tasting at Custodi Winery, and then admire the landmark architecture of Duomo di Orvieto.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Orvieto vacation website.

You can drive from Assisi to Orvieto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Orvieto

Wineries Historic Sites
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Custodi Winery ©
Custodi Winery
Pozzo di San Patrizio ©
Pozzo di San Patrizio
Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto

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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 a sense of the local culture at Forum of Augustus and Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica), Villa d'Este (in Tivoli) and Zoomarine (in Torvaianica). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica, and explore the galleries of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini.

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Take a train from Orvieto to Rome in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Rome are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, Villa d'Este, Zoomarine
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Forum of Augustus ©
Forum of Augustus
Zoomarine ©
Zoomarine
Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura ©
Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura

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