22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

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22 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  27​h
1
Salerno
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
2
Positano
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Tremezzina
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Venice
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Salerno

Salerno ©
While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Explore Salerno's surroundings by going to Monte Finestra (in Tramonti), Maiori (Castello di San Nicola de Thoro-Plano & Sentiero dei Limoni) and Ravello (Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, & more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di castiglione, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Pietro Apostolo, stroll the grounds of Salerno War Cemetery, and get outside with Cilento.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Salerno route maker tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Salerno is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Central European Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in October, Salerno is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Positano.

Things to do in Salerno

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ravello, Maiori, Liquorificio Mansi Carlo, Chiesa San Pietro Apostolo, Monte Finestra
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Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Monte Finestra ©
Monte Finestra

4
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.
Explore Positano's surroundings by going to Amalfi (Wine Tours & Tastings, Museo della Carta, & more) and Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Duomo di Ravello, & more). There's lots more to do: get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, head outdoors with I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos, and take in the pleasant sights at Positano.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Positano trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by ferry from Salerno to Positano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Positano are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Amalfi, Ravello, I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

2
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Go for a jaunt from Cinque Terre to Genoa to see Aquarium of Genoa about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Cinque Terre footpaths, trek along Il Sentiero da Levanto a Monterosso, look for gifts at Fannys Bazar, and get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Manarola.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre day trip tool .

You can drive from Positano to Cinque Terre in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, train, and flight; or do a combination of subway and train. Traveling from Positano in October, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in Cinque Terre. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tremezzina.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Aquarium of Genoa
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Cinque Terre footpaths ©
Cinque Terre footpaths
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza

3
nights
Tremezzina

Tremezzina ©
The majestic Villa Carlotta is among the most popular places to visit in Tremezzina, its neoclassical architecture complimenting the lush, neatly maintained gardens and charming walkways.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tremezzina: Bellagio (i Giardini di Villa Melzi & Kayaking & Canoeing), Anything But Work (in Mandello del Lario) and Santuario Del Ghisallo (in Magreglio). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, admire the natural beauty at Villa Carlotta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia SS Nabore e Felice, and stop by Azalea - Silk of Como.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tremezzina road trip tool .

Drive from Cinque Terre to Tremezzina in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cinque Terre in October, with highs in Tremezzina at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Tremezzina

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Bellagio, Anything But Work, Valchiavenna, Villa Monastero, Santuario Del Ghisallo
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Anything But Work ©
Anything But Work
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Arena di Verona, & more) and Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio, Scrovegni Chapel, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Venice journey planner .

Traveling by car from Tremezzina to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or take a train. November in Venice sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Verona, Padua
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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