19 days in Italy Itinerary

19 days in Italy Itinerary

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19 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25 h
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Verona
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Positano
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Naples
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
6
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Melbourne

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Canal Grande. Basilica di San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Square. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at BrAgora.

Before you visit Venice, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Melbourne, Australia to Venice is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Central European Time is minus 9 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in June, with highs in Venice at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
nights
Verona

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Museo di Castelvecchio, stroll through Spiaggia Rivoltella, then wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, then admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta, and finally see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa delle Sante Teuteria e Tosca, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Anastasia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia Punta Gro.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Verona attractions tool .

Take a train from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Spiaggia Rivoltella, Spiaggia Punta Gro
Highlights from your plan
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): stop by Jean Saade. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, then stop by Janniderma, and then see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a train from Verona to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Positano.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

3
nights
Positano

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela and Kundry Bottega d'Arte will appeal to museum buffs. You'll get in some beach time at Fornillo and Lido di Ravello. Get out of town with these interesting Positano side-trips: Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea & Museo della Carta) and Ravello (Ravello Arte, Villa Cimbrone Gardens, & more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Grande.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Positano vacation planner .

Do a combination of train, subway, and bus from Florence to Positano in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In June, daytime highs in Positano are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Naples.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): see the interesting displays at National Archaeological Museum of Naples and then delve into the distant past at Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno Elena and then take a stroll through Chiaia.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Naples online road trip planner .

You can drive from Positano to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or ride a ferry. In June in Naples, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Pompeii Archaeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Chiaia ©
Chiaia

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Treno e Scooter Vespa Rent. Visit Palatine Hill and Piazza Navona for their historical value. Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, stop by Elena Kihlman Designer Shop, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and make a trip to Via Condotti.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rome tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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