27 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

27 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Rome
— 6 nights
2
Assisi
— 4 nights
3
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 5 nights
4
Florence
— 4 nights
5
Venice
— 4 nights

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.
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 Pantheon 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, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, pause for some photo ops at La Pieta, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

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 25-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

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa d'Este, Zoomarine
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Zoomarine ©
Zoomarine

4
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
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: Gole dell’Infernaccio (in Montefortino), Piazza Grande (in Gubbio) 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

Side Trips

Spoleto, Gole dell’Infernaccio, Piazza Grande, Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia, Cascata delle Marmore
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Rocca Maggiore ©
Rocca Maggiore
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

5
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. Kids will appreciate attractions like Spiaggia Di Sansone and Spiaggia del Relitto. Discover out-of-the-way places like Spiaggia di Cavoli and Spiaggia di Marina di Campo. There's lots more to do: stroll through Spiaggia di Capo Bianco, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at Gelateria Zero Gradi, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Acquario dell'Elba.

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 bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of 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

Side Trips

Marina di Campo, Scuba & Snorkeling, Spiaggia di Cavoli, Spiaggia del Relitto
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Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Spiaggia Di Sansone ©
Spiaggia Di Sansone
Spiaggia del Relitto ©
Spiaggia del Relitto

4
nights
Florence

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 much more to do: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Florence road trip site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Florence takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Castello di Verrazzano, Poggio al Bosco
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Food Tours
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to San Giorgio Maggiore and Scrovegni Chapel. Kids will appreciate attractions like Canal Grande and Doge's Palace. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Basilica of St. Anthony (in Padua) and Caribe Bay (in Jesolo). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Venice vacation builder site.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. While traveling from Florence, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Padua, Caribe Bay
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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