27 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

27 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northwest Italy Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Rome
— 6 nights
Drive
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Assisi
— 4 nights
Drive to Piombino, Ferry to Portoferraio
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Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 5 nights
Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Florence
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Florence
— 4 nights
Drive
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Venice
— 4 nights
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Rome

— 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls and Church of St. Louis of the French. Family-friendly places like Colosseum and Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Villa d'Este (in Tivoli) and Zoomarine (in Torvaianica). The adventure continues: make a trip to Trevi Fountain, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rome road trip planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Rome, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Rome at 32°C and lows at 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 30:

Assisi

— 4 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Explore hidden gems such as Cascata delle Marmore and Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto. Kids will appreciate attractions like Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola and San Damiano. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Assisi: Piazza Grande (in Gubbio), Gole dell’Infernaccio (in Montefortino) and Ponte delle Torri (in Spoleto). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, appreciate the views at Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia, stroll around Mount Subasio, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Assisi trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Rome to Assisi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 4:

Portoferraio, Elba Island

— 5 nights
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Kids will appreciate attractions like Spiaggia Di Sansone and Spiaggia Della Biodola. Discover out-of-the-way places like Spiaggia di Cavoli and Spiaggia di Marina di Campo. Step out of Portoferraio to go to Pomonte and see Spiaggia del Relitto, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco, observe the fascinating underwater world at Acquario dell'Elba, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia La Sorgente.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Portoferraio trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Assisi to Portoferraio takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Assisi in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Portoferraio, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 9:

Florence

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Family-friendly places like Food Tours and Centro Storico will thrill your kids. Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica San Miniato al Monte and The Baptistery of St. John. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Castello di Verrazzano (in Greve in Chianti) and Poggio al Bosco (in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Florence takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 13:

Venice

— 4 nights

City of Romance

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to San Giorgio Maggiore and Ponte dei Sospiri. Kids will appreciate attractions like Canal Grande and Doge's Palace. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica of St. Anthony) and Caribe Bay (in Jesolo). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia.

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Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in October, plan for little chillier days in Venice, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 17: