27 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

27 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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

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Rome

Rome ©

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 La Pieta. Family-friendly places like Colosseum and Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Zoomarine (in Torvaianica) and Villa d'Este (in Tivoli). 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 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 · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 30:
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Must see
Colosseum
4.7
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Must see
Trevi Fountain
4.4
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Theme Park
Zoomarine
3.5

4
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Assisi

Assisi ©

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cascata delle Marmore and Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola. Bring the kids along to San Damiano and Eremo delle Carceri. Get out of town with these interesting Assisi side-trips: Gole dell’Infernaccio (in Montefortino), Spoleto (Ponte delle Torri & Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto) and Piazza Grande (in Gubbio). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, walk around Mount Subasio, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Assisi day trip planning website.

Drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Assisi sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. 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:
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Castle
Rocca Maggiore
4.3
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Religious Site
San Damiano
4.8

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 di Cavoli. Discover out-of-the-way places like Spiaggia di Capo Bianco 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 Della Biodola, 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 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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 9:
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Florence

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 Piazzale Michelangelo will thrill your kids. Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Storico and Basilica of Santa Maria Novella. 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). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Florence itinerary 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; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. October in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 13:
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Must see
Food Tours
4.9
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Historic Walking Area
Centro Storico
4.9

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Venice

Venice ©

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 Cannaregio. Kids will appreciate attractions like Canal Grande and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica of St. Anthony) and Caribe Bay (in Jesolo). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Traveling from Florence in October, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 17:
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Canal Grande
4.8
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Specialty Museum
Doge's Palace
4.7
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Historic Walking Area
Piazza San Marco
4.4

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