16 days in Rome, Polignano a Mare & Southern Italy Itinerary

16 days in Rome, Polignano a Mare & Southern Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Rome, Polignano a Mare & Southern Italy Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Fly:  27​h
1
Rome
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Polignano a Mare
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Tropea
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Positano
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Rome
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Canberra

1
night
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then contemplate the long history of Colosseum, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rome road trip planning app .

Canberra, Australia to Rome is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Canberra to Rome is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Canberra in June, things will get warmer in Rome: highs are around 34°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Polignano a Mare.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

4
nights
Polignano a Mare

Polignano a Mare ©
Polignano a Mare is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, located on the Adriatic Sea. Polignano a Mare is known for beaches, outdoors, historic sites, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, kick back and relax at Lama Monachile, head outdoors with Lungomare Di San Vito, and snap pictures at Ponte Borbonico di Lama Monachile.

To find ratings and other tourist information, go to the Polignano a Mare online route planner .

You can fly from Rome to Polignano a Mare in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Polignano a Mare are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Tropea.

Things to do in Polignano a Mare

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Coco Beach Club ©
Coco Beach Club
Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare ©
Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare
Costa Dei Trulli ©
Costa Dei Trulli

4
nights
Tropea

Tropea ©
Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy).The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. Tropea is known for beaches, historic sites, childrens museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the engaging exhibits at Artistic Creations The Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Piazza Ercole, go for a stroll along the water at Porto Turistico di Tropea, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tropea travel route site .

You can drive from Polignano a Mare to Tropea in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Tropea are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Positano.

Things to do in Tropea

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Tropea Beach ©
Tropea Beach
Artistic Creations The Lighthouse ©
Artistic Creations The Lighthouse
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Positano

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei, then kick back and relax at Fornillo, and then look for gifts at Nana' Positano. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano and then Head underground at Cave of Smeraldo.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Positano trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Tropea to Positano takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Positano, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Nana' Positano ©
Nana' Positano

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the ancient world of Pantheon, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, then contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

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You can drive from Positano to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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