55 days in Italy & Prague Itinerary

55 days in Italy & Prague Itinerary

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Palermo, Italy
— 4 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Assisi, Italy
— 4 nights
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Siena, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Bologna, Italy
— 2 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 4 nights
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Genoa, Italy
— 4 nights
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Trento, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 11 nights
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Palermo, Italy

— 4 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Cinema Paradiso Museum, Palazzo Adriano, Sicily and Castello Grifeo - Museo Regionale di Preistoria del Belice will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio and Duomo di Monreale. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palermo: Cefalu (Duomo di Cefalu & Cefalu Coast), Tempio di Segesta (in Calatafimi-Segesta) and Selinunte Archaeological Park (in Marinella di Selinunte). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu, contemplate the long history of Norman Palace, don't miss a visit to Cattedrale di Palermo, and ponder the design of Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria).

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Palermo online day trip planner.

Devonport, Australia to Palermo is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Devonport to Palermo is minus 9 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naples, Italy

— 4 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll explore and learn at Villa San Michele and Monte Cassino. Explore hidden gems such as Cloister of Santa Chiara and Giardini di Augusto. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: I Faraglioni (in Capri) and Castello Aragonese d'Ischia (in Ischia). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, browse the exhibits of Galleria Borbonica, and stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Gennaro.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples trip planner.

You can fly from Palermo to Naples in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Naples are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

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 Necropoli di Tarquinia and Villa Lante. You'll explore and learn at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. Step out of Rome to go to Ostia Antica and see Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Assisi, Italy

— 4 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica di Santa Chiara and Santuario Della Santa Casa. Let the collections at Palazzo Ducale di Urbino and Casa Leopardi capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Assisi: Orvieto (Pozzo di San Patrizio & Duomo di Orvieto), Rocca Paolina (in Perugia) and Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto (in Spoleto). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francesco, Arezzo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, and get to know the fascinating history of Civita di Bagnoregio.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Assisi route website.

Getting from Rome to Assisi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rome in January: highs in Assisi hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Italy

— 4 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Explore hidden gems such as Centro Storico di Siena and Walls of Monteriggioni. You'll explore and learn at Giardino dei Tarocchi and Casa Museo. Venture out of the city with trips to Historic Centre of San Gimignano (in San Gimignano), Abbazia di Sant'Antimo (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate) and Cascate del Mulino (in Saturnia). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Monteriggioni, make a trip to Fortezza Medicea, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Siena trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Assisi to Siena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Assisi in January, you will find days in Siena are somewhat warmer (15°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Florence, Italy

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some historical perspective at Loggia dei Lanzi and Cappelle Medicee. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Forte di San Leo and San Michele in Foro. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Lucca (St Martin Cathedral & Le mura di Lucca) and Pisa (Battistero di San Giovanni, Duomo di Pisa, &more). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Florence holiday builder website.

You can drive from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trips

Bologna, Italy

— 2 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 1st (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Castello Estense, steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca, and finally steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Modena, then see the interesting displays at MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari, then see the interesting displays at Museo Ferrari, and finally make a trip to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bologna tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by train from Florence to Bologna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in January, things will get slightly colder in Bologna: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Turin.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Turin, Italy

— 4 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Forte di Bard and Sacra di San Michele. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Nazionale del Cinema and Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turin: Teatro Romano (in Aosta), Castello di Fenis (in Fenis) and Cervino Breuil-Cervinia Ski Area (in Breuil-Cervinia). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Palazzo Reale, take some stellar pictures from Basilica of Superga, and don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Turin trip builder.

Take a train from Bologna to Turin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Bologna in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Turin: temperatures range from 5°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Genoa, Italy

— 4 nights
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Via Giuseppe Garibaldi and Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova. Your inner history buff will appreciate Budello di Alassio and Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Margherita Ligure (in Santa Margherita Ligure), Abbazia di San Fruttuoso (in Camogli) and Portovenere (in Porto Venere). There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Spianata Castelletto, wander the streets of Boccadasse, see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare, and make a trip to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Genoa trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Turin to Genoa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, Genoa is a bit warmer than Turin - with highs of 14°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Trento.

Things to do in Genoa

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Trento, Italy

— 2 nights

Painted City

Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Duomo, then see the interesting displays at MUSE - Science Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Casa Natale di Antonio Rosmini. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Castel Drena, step into the grandiose world of Castel Thun, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario di San Romedio.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Trento vacation planner.

You can drive from Genoa to Trento in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Genoa in February since evenings lows in Trento dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Trento

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Venice, Italy

— 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Scuola Grande di San Rocco and Piazza dei Signori. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica Palladiana and Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Padua Botanical Garden, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Dorsoduro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Trento to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Prague, Czech Republic

— 11 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
You'll explore and learn at Lobkowicz Palace and KGB Museum. Visit Infant Jesus of Prague and Church of Our Lady before Tyn for their historical value. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Musee Grévin s.r.o. Prague, make a trip to Staroměstská mostecká věž, have fun and explore at Muzeum Smyslů, and enjoy some diversion at Top Gun Prague Shooting Events.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Prague vacation maker tool.

You can fly from Venice to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Venice in February, with highs in Prague at 5°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours

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.