27 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

27 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northwest Italy Trip Planner

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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 Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. Family-friendly places like Colosseum and Pantheon will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Zoomarine (in Torvaianica) and Villa d'Este (in Tivoli). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the history behind La Pieta, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rome tour itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Rome. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Rome at 32°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive 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 Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola. Kids will appreciate attractions like San Damiano and Rocca Maggiore. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Assisi: Gole dell’Infernaccio (in Montefortino), Spoleto (Ponte delle Torri & Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto) and Piazza Grande (in Gubbio). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, steep yourself in history at Eremo delle Carceri, and stroll around Mount Subasio.

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 Capo Bianco. 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 Marina di Campo, 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.

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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 · Wildlife

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 Gallerie Degli Uffizi will thrill your kids. Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Storico and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Poggio al Bosco (in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa) and Castello di Verrazzano (in Greve in Chianti). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

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. 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:

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 Cannaregio. 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 Doge's Palace, 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: