20 days in Italy Itinerary

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Venice
— 3 nights
Drive
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Milan
— 3 nights
Train
3
Florence
— 4 nights
Train
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Rome
— 3 nights
Train
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Naples
— 4 nights
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Venice — 3 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Gallerie dell'Accademia and Centro Civico d'Arte e Cultura Altinate/San Gaetano. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Centro Storico di Venezia and Museo Ebraico di Venezia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Santuario di Santa Maria di Panisacco (in Valdagno), Chiesa Arcipretale di Parrocchia (in Vallarsa) and Ossario del Pasubio (in Valli del Pasubio). There's lots more to do: ponder the world of politics at Ragione Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Martino, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Sebastiano, and contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Venice travel app.

Perth, Australia to Venice is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Perth to Venice, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Perth in November, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Venice: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Milan.
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Milan — 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Popular historic sites such as Chiesa di Santo Stefano and Pieve di Santa Maria are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palazzo Reale and Santuario della Madonna Addolorata e di San Bernardo. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Parrocchia S. Maurizio (in Pianello Val Tidone), Leolandia (in Capriate San Gervasio) and Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore (in Peghera). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nostra Signora di Montelungo Sanctuary, explore the historical opulence of Castello Feudale, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Vincenzo in Galliano, and make a trip to Piazza Gae Aulenti.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Milan planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.
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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.
Let the collections at Museo Nazionale del Bargello and Museo Ferrari capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Santuario della Madonna dell'Acqua (in Cascina), Battistero di San Giovanni (in Pisa) and Torre di Casola (in Casola in Lunigiana). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, explore the historical opulence of Rocca di Vignola, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, and steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Milan in December, expect nights in Florence to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Rome.
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Rome — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Catacombs of Saint Callixtus and Palazzo Doria Pamphilj will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Palatine Hill and Percorso Museale delle Mura Urbane di Sermoneta. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Chiesa della Santissima Trinita (in Viterbo), Chiesa di San Francesco (in Vetralla) and Eremo di San Girolamo (in Cura di Vetralla). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo Sant'Erasmo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa della Madonna della Consolazione, steep yourself in history at Catacombe San Sebastiano, and make a trip to Piazza del Quirinale.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rome journey maker.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Naples.
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Naples — 4 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get in touch with nature at Cave of Smeraldo and Speed Boats Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Neapolis Buried and Gesu Nuovo Church. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela (in Ravello), Amalfi (Luna Convento & Duomo di Sant'Andrea) and Giardini di Augusto (in Capri). The adventure continues: get great views at Castel Sant'Elmo, admire the striking features of Casa di Nettuno e Anfitrite, take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church, and explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Naples tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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