40 days in Italy Itinerary

40 days in Italy Itinerary

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Rome
— 6 nights
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Assisi
— 4 nights
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Florence
— 4 nights
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San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Alghero, Sardinia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Domus de Maria, Sardinia
— 5 nights
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Cagliari, Sardinia
— 5 nights
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Venice
— 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pantheon and Piazza Navona. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica) and Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rome online attractions planner.

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Rome due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rome when traveling from Sydney in April, with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Assisi

— 4 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Take a break from the city and head to Grotte di Frasassi and Lake Trasimeno. Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola and Eremo delle Carceri. Explore Assisi's surroundings by going to Castello Di Pale (in Pale), Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto (in Spoleto) and Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia (in Castelluccio di Norcia). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Rocca Paolina, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Rufino, and steep yourself in history at Basilica di Santa Chiara.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Assisi trip itinerary site.

Drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Assisi, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica San Miniato al Monte will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Abbazia di San Galgano. Venture out of the city with trips to Duomo di San Gimignano (in San Gimignano) and Duomo di Siena (in Siena). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi.

For other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Florence trip maker.

Drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 50°F. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

San Teodoro, Sardinia

— 5 nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Nuraghe Majori and Castello della Fava. Step off the beaten path and head to Lu Impostu Beach and Spiaggia La Cinta. Change things up with these side-trips from San Teodoro: Spiaggia Lu Litarroni (in Aglientu), Baunei (Diving Cala Mariolu & Cala Mariolu) and Spiaggia Isuledda (in Macari). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo, admire the masterpieces at Museum Civitatense Basilica di San Simplicio, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Brandinchi.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Teodoro trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Florence to San Teodoro in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In April, daytime highs in San Teodoro are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Alghero.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Alghero, Sardinia

— 5 nights

Little Barcelona

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chiesa di San Giovanni in Sinis and Villaggio Nuragico Palmavera. Visit Spiaggia Mugoni and IL KIOSCO BEACH STINTINO for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alghero: I Gatti di Su Pallosu (in San Vero Milis), La Pelosa Beach (in Stintino) and Spiaggia di Is Arutas (in Cabras). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Capo Caccia, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Maria Pia, explore the fascinating underground world of Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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You can drive from San Teodoro to Alghero in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. April in Alghero sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Domus de Maria.

Things to do in Alghero

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Domus de Maria, Sardinia

— 5 nights
Domus de Maria is a comune (municipality) in the Province of South Sardinia in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 35km southwest of Cagliari. Get in touch with nature at Spiaggia Is Arenas Bianca and Spiaggia di Cala Cipolla. You'll get in some beach time at Spiaggia di Tuerredda and Cala Piombo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Domus de Maria: Sant'Anna Arresi (Spiaggia Porto Pino & Porto Pino). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Area Archeologica di Nora, kick back and relax at Spiaggia del Morto, tour the water at your own pace with Ali del Mare, and look for gifts at Davide Sessa Artigiano Pellettiere.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Domus de Maria road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Alghero to Domus de Maria takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cagliari.

Things to do in Domus de Maria

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Cagliari, Sardinia

— 5 nights

City of Sun

The capital of Sardinia, Cagliari is spread out over seven hills and still bears the marks of its past conquerors, including the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans.
You'll get in some beach time at Porto Giunco and Poetto. Get some historical perspective at Nuraghe Arrubiu and Chiesa di Sant'Ambrogio. Get out of town with these interesting Cagliari side-trips: Spiaggia di Mari Pintau (in Quartu Sant'Elena), Villasimius (Spiaggia di Punta Molentis & Spiaggia di Porto Sa Ruxi) and Spiaggia di Solanas (in Sinnai). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Piscina Rei.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cagliari trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Domus de Maria to Cagliari takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Cagliari sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Cagliari

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazza San Marco and Basilica of St. Anthony. Popular historic sites such as Doge's Palace and Scrovegni Chapel are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

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Traveling by flight from Cagliari to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.