40 days in Italy Itinerary

40 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Townsville
Fly:  30 h
1
Venice
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Verona
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Alghero, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Baunei, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 45 min
6
Lampedusa
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
7
Rome
— 4 nights
Train + Subway:  3 h
8
Ravello
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
9
Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Siena
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
11
Florence
— 8 nights
Train + Fly:  29 h
End: Townsville

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Doge's Palace and MUSME - Museum of the History of Medicine of Padova. Get some historical perspective at Piazza San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca (in Torcello) and Piazza dei Signori (in Padua). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Cannaregio, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary builder app.

Townsville, Australia to Venice is an approximately 30- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Townsville to Venice is minus 9 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Townsville in July, with highs in Venice at 36°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Padua, Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Verona's Cathedral (Duomo) and Piazza Bra. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore and Piazza delle Erbe. Next up on the itinerary: see where the action happens at Arena di Verona, pause for some photo ops at Arca di Cangrande I, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa delle Sante Teuteria e Tosca, and see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Verona online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by bus from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Verona's Cathedral (Duomo) ©
Verona's Cathedral (Duomo)
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona

2
nights
Alghero, Sardinia

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alghero Holidays' Club, kick back and relax at Lido San Giovanni, go for a walk through Centro storico, then kick back and relax at Cala Bramassa, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Maria, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Civica. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu, stroll around Le Prigionette, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hermeu, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Maria Pia, then cool off at Summer Dream, and finally kick back and relax at Stabilimento Balneare Rosanna.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Alghero journey planner.

You can fly from Verona to Alghero in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daytime highs in Alghero are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Baunei.

Things to do in Alghero

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Spiaggia di Maria Pia ©
Spiaggia di Maria Pia
Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu ©
Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu
Summer Dream ©
Summer Dream

2
nights
Baunei, Sardinia

Baunei ©
Baunei is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian island of Sardinia.GeographyThe municipality of Baunei is located about 100km northeast of Cagliari and about 11km north of Tortolì. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): kick back and relax at Cala Biriala, stroll through Cala dei Gabbiani, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Orri, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cala Ginepro, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Milanesi / Musculedda, and finally stroll through Spiaggia di Cea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Cala Mariolu, Head underground at Grotta del Fico, then enjoy the sand and surf at Piscine di Venere, then kick back and relax at Cala Goloritzè, and finally stroll through Selvaggio Blu.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Baunei trip planner.

You can drive from Alghero to Baunei in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Alghero in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Baunei, with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Baunei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tortoli, Selvaggio Blu, Spiaggia di Cea
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Cala dei Gabbiani ©
Cala dei Gabbiani
Cala Mariolu ©
Cala Mariolu
Cala Goloritzè ©
Cala Goloritzè

3
nights
San Teodoro, Sardinia

San Teodoro ©
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spiaggia La Cinta and Lu Impostu Beach. Visit Cala Brandinchi and Spiaggia Isuledda for some beach relaxation. When in San Teodoro, make a side trip to see L'Area Naturale Marina Protetta Tavolara - Punta Coda Cavallo in Olbia, approximately Olbia away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo, take in the dramatic scenery at La Punta Falls, stroll through Spiaggia di Punta Molara, and ride a horse along Maneggio La Cinta.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Teodoro sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Baunei to San Teodoro takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in San Teodoro can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cala Brandinchi, Spiaggia Isuledda, L'Area Naturale Marina Protetta Tavolara - Punta Coda Cavallo
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Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo ©
Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo
Spiaggia La Cinta ©
Spiaggia La Cinta
Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach

2
nights
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Archivio Storico Lampedusa, look for all kinds of wild species at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Maluk, then identify plant and animal life at Centro Recupero Tartarughe Marine, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Croce Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Santuario di Nostra Signora di Lampedusa, Lampedusa. On your second day here, get outside with Mare Morto, enjoy the sea views from Faro di Capo Grecale, make a trip to Cala Calandra, then kick back and relax at Sciatu Persu, then kick back and relax at Cala Pulcino, and finally stroll through Spiaggia dei Conigli.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lampedusa trip itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from San Teodoro to Lampedusa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from San Teodoro in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 29°C in Lampedusa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Centro Recupero Tartarughe Marine
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Cala Croce Beach ©
Cala Croce Beach
Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli
Cala Pulcino ©
Cala Pulcino

4
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini. Let the collections at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini and Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica.

Start your trip to Rome by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Lampedusa to Rome by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. While traveling from Lampedusa, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

3
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
You'll explore and learn at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela and Museo del Corallo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, stroll through Ravello-Minori Walk, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloister del Paradiso, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ravello travel route builder.

You can do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Rome, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Ravello, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Amalfi, Basilica of Saint Trofimena
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Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

3
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Museo della Porziuncola and Assisi Galleria 6C will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola and Cattedrale di San Rufino. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Basilica di Santa Chiara, don't miss a visit to Arco di Via Santa Chiara, explore the ancient world of Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastero di San Giuseppe.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Assisi trip planner.

You can drive from Ravello to Assisi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Assisi when traveling from Ravello in August, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara

3
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
You'll explore and learn at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico and Museo Archeologico di Siena. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Battistero di San Giovanni and Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, contemplate the long history of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, explore the world behind art at Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala, and don't miss a visit to Facciatone.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Siena online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Assisi to Siena by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico ©
Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazzale Michelangelo and Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Pitti Palace and Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Pisa (Knights’ Square, Duomo di Pisa, &more) and St Martin Cathedral (in Lucca). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, examine the collection at Stibbert Museum, and steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Florence road trip planning tool.

You can take a bus from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Pisa, St Martin Cathedral
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa

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