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
3
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

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 Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli. 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). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Trevi Fountain, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Square.

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Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. 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.
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Find places to stay Sep 24 — 30:

Assisi — 4 nights

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Explore hidden gems such as Cascata delle Marmore and Ponte delle Torri. Kids will appreciate attractions like Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola and Piazza del Comune. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Assisi: Piazza Grande (in Gubbio), Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto (in Spoleto) and Gole dell’Infernaccio (in Montefortino). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at San Damiano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di Santa Chiara, and stroll around Mount Subasio.

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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.
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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 di Capo Bianco. Discover out-of-the-way places like Spiaggia di Cavoli and Spiaggia La Sorgente. 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 di Marina di Campo.

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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.
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Florence — 4 nights

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 Perseus Statue. 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 Gallerie Degli Uffizi, don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

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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.
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Find places to stay Oct 9 — 13:

Venice — 4 nights

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 Caribe Bay (in Jesolo) and Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica of St. Anthony). 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.
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