55 days in Italy & Prague Itinerary

55 days in Italy & Prague Itinerary

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55 days in Italy & Prague Itinerary

Start: Devonport, Australia
Fly:  32​h
1
Palermo, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Naples, Italy
— 4 nights
3
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
4
Assisi, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Siena, Italy
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
7
Bologna, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
8
Turin, Italy
— 4 nights
9
Genoa, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Trento, Italy
— 2 nights
11
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
12
Prague, Czech Republic
— 11 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Devonport, Australia

4
nights
Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Castello Grifeo - Museo Regionale di Preistoria del Belice and Cinema Paradiso Museum, Palazzo Adriano, Sicily will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Duomo di Monreale and Cattedrale di Palermo. Explore Palermo's surroundings by going to Tempio di Segesta (in Calatafimi-Segesta), Cefalu (Duomo di Cefalu & Cefalu Coast) and Selinunte Archaeological Park (in Marinella di Selinunte). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Jesus, admire the local landmark of Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria), and admire the striking features of Norman Palace.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Palermo online route maker .

Devonport, Australia to Palermo is an approximately 32-hour flight. Traveling from Devonport to Palermo, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cefalu, Tempio di Segesta, Cinema Paradiso Museum, Palazzo Adriano, Sicily, Castello Grifeo - Museo Regionale di Preistoria del Belice, Selinunte Archaeological Park
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Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Selinunte Archaeological Park ©
Selinunte Archaeological Park
Tempio di Segesta ©
Tempio di Segesta

4
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Do some cultural sightseeing at Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli and Underground Naples. Appreciate the collections at Galleria Borbonica and Monte Cassino. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Capri (I Faraglioni & Giardini di Augusto), Castello Aragonese d'Ischia (in Ischia) and Villa San Michele (in Anacapri). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Gennaro, make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara, and steep yourself in history at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Naples attractions planner .

You can fly from Palermo to Naples in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or ride a ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Capri, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Monte Cassino, Castello Aragonese d'Ischia, Villa San Michele
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Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Monte Cassino ©
Monte Cassino
Castello Aragonese d'Ischia ©
Castello Aragonese d'Ischia

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get a sense of the local culture at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano and Villa Borghese. Visit San Pietro in Vincoli and Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Necropoli di Tarquinia (in Tarquinia), Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica) and Villa Lante (in Bagnaia). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro).

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rome road trip website .

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January in Rome, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Villa Lante, St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro), Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, Necropoli di Tarquinia
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Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica ©
Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini ©

4
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Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
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 Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi and Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola. Get some historical perspective at Basilica di Santa Chiara and Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto. Venture out of the city with trips to Palazzo Ducale di Urbino (in Urbino), Orvieto (Pozzo di San Patrizio & Duomo di Orvieto) and Rocca Paolina (in Perugia). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Civita di Bagnoregio, see the interesting displays at Casa Leopardi, make a trip to Piazza Grande, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Della Santa Casa.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Assisi driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Siena.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Orvieto, Piazza Grande, Casa Leopardi, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, Palazzo Ducale di Urbino
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4
nights
Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Casa Museo and Giardino dei Tarocchi will appeal to museum buffs. Centro Storico di Siena and Abbazia di San Galgano will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Siena: Cascate del Mulino (in Saturnia), Historic Centre of San Gimignano (in San Gimignano) and Abbazia di Sant'Antimo (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, admire the landmark architecture of Walls of Monteriggioni, and step into the grandiose world of Fortezza Medicea.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Siena day trip planning site .

You can drive from Assisi to Siena in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Assisi in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Siena, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Monteriggioni, Casa Museo, Cascate del Mulino, Abbazia di San Galgano, Historic Centre of San Gimignano
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano

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nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Centro Storico and Forte di San Leo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Le mura di Lucca and Battistero. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Pisa (Duomo di Pisa, Camposanto, & more) and Lucca (St Martin Cathedral & San Michele in Foro). There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, contemplate the long history of Loggia dei Lanzi, and admire the landmark architecture of Cappelle Medicee.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planning app .

Traveling by bus from Siena to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trips

Pisa, Lucca, Forte di San Leo
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca
Forte di San Leo ©
Forte di San Leo

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nights
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Castello Estense, contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, 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 contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Modena, then examine the collection at MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari, then examine the collection at Museo Ferrari, and finally don't miss a visit to Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bologna day trip planning website .

Getting from Florence to Bologna by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Florence in January, expect Bologna to be little chillier, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Turin.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Modena, Museo Ferrari, Castello Estense
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Piazza Maggiore ©
Piazza Maggiore
Duomo di Modena ©
Duomo di Modena

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nights
Turin, Italy

Turin ©
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile and Museo Nazionale del Cinema. Popular historic sites such as Teatro Romano and Basilica of Superga are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turin: Forte di Bard (in Bard), Sacra di San Michele (in Sant'Ambrogio di Torino) and Castello di Fenis (in Fenis). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Palazzo Reale, make a trip to Piazza Castello, and hit the slopes at Cervino Breuil-Cervinia Ski Area.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Turin trip builder app .

Traveling by train from Bologna to Turin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bologna in February, expect nights in Turin to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are little chillier, around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites Winter Sports

Side Trips

Castello di Fenis, Teatro Romano, Sacra di San Michele, Forte di Bard, Basilica of Superga
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Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile ©
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile
Museo Nazionale del Cinema ©
Museo Nazionale del Cinema
Forte di Bard ©
Forte di Bard

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nights
Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Get some cultural insight at Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi and Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova. Step off the beaten path and head to Via Giuseppe Garibaldi and Abbazia di San Fruttuoso. Explore Genoa's surroundings by going to Portovenere (in Porto Venere), Budello di Alassio (in Alassio) and Santa Margherita Ligure (in Santa Margherita Ligure). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare, grab your bike and head to Pista Ciclabile Area 24 - Sanremo, don't miss a visit to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari, and wander the streets of Boccadasse.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Genoa travel route builder .

You can drive from Turin to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Turin in February; daily highs in Genoa reach 14°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Trento.

Things to do in Genoa

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Budello di Alassio, Pista Ciclabile Area 24 - Sanremo, Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, Santa Margherita Ligure, Portovenere
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Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse
Abbazia di San Fruttuoso ©
Abbazia di San Fruttuoso
Portovenere ©
Portovenere

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Trento, Italy

Trento ©
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): take an in-depth tour of Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Duomo, then see the interesting displays at MUSE - Museo delle Scienze, and finally explore the world behind art at Casa Natale di Antonio Rosmini. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castel Drena, step into the grandiose world of Castel Thun, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario di San Romedio.

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

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

Things to do in Trento

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Castel Drena, Santuario di San Romedio, Castel Thun, Casa Natale di Antonio Rosmini
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Santuario di San Romedio ©
Santuario di San Romedio
Castel Thun ©
Castel Thun

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Venice, Italy

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Piazza dei Signori and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuola Grande di San Rocco and Scrovegni Chapel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Orto Botanico di Padova, Basilica di Sant’Antonio, & more) and Basilica Palladiana (in Vicenza). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take a stroll through Dorsoduro.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip planner .

Getting from Trento to Venice by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Venice are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trips

Padua, Vicenza
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Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Kostel sv. Mikuláše and Lobkowicz Palace. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hradcany and Spanish Synagogue. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Our Lady before Tyn, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to Franz Kafka Monument, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Infant Jesus of Prague.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague route maker website .

You can fly from Venice to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Venice in February, expect Prague to be a bit cooler, temps between 5°C and -1°C. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Lobkowicz Palace ©
Lobkowicz Palace
Kostel sv. Mikuláše ©
Kostel sv. Mikuláše
Hradcany ©
Hradcany

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