22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25 h
1
Venice
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive + Ferry:  3 h
3
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 1 night
Ferry + Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
5
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Baunei, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Villasimius, Sardinia
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Train + Foot + Fly:  6 h 15 min
8
Lampedusa
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Train:  3 h 45 min
9
Syracuse, Sicily
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  28 h
End: Melbourne

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cannaregio and Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Verona (Casa di Giulietta, Piazza Bra, &more). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Venice is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Venice. Traveling from Melbourne in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Venice: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Verona
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica San Miniato al Monte and Biblioteca Piccolomini. Venture out of the city with trips to Pisa (Camposanto, Duomo di Pisa, &more), Castello di Monteriggioni (in Monteriggioni) and Siena (Fondazione Accademia Musicale Chigiana, Torre del Mangia, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Pisa, Siena, Lucca, Castello di Monteriggioni
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

1
night
Portoferraio, Elba Island

Portoferraio ©
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): stroll through Spiaggia di Capo Bianco, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Di Sansone, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia La Sorgente, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cavoli.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Portoferraio trip builder.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Florence to Portoferraio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Florence in June: highs in Portoferraio hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Spiaggia di Cavoli
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia Di Sansone ©
Spiaggia Di Sansone
Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Spiaggia La Sorgente ©
Spiaggia La Sorgente

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and make a trip to Roman Forum.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Rome in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and flight. When traveling from Portoferraio in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona

2
nights
San Teodoro, Sardinia

San Teodoro ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): kick back and relax at Porto Taverna Beach, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo, then stroll through Lu Impostu Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia La Cinta. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Isuledda and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Berchida.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Teodoro itinerary website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rome to San Teodoro in 4 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In June in San Teodoro, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Baunei.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Spiaggia Isuledda, Porto Taverna Beach, Spiaggia Berchida
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia La Cinta ©
Spiaggia La Cinta
Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach
Spiaggia Isuledda ©
Spiaggia Isuledda

2
nights
Baunei, Sardinia

Baunei ©
Baunei is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian island of Sardinia.GeographyThe municipality of Baunei is located about 100km northeast of Cagliari and about 11km north of Tortolì. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): kick back and relax at Cala Goloritzè, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Piscine di Venere, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Mariolu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cala Luna, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala dei Gabbiani, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido di Orri.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Baunei trip website.

You can drive from San Teodoro to Baunei in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Baunei are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Villasimius.

Things to do in Baunei

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Lido di Orri
Highlights from your plan
Cala Goloritzè ©
Cala Goloritzè
Cala Mariolu ©
Cala Mariolu
Spiaggia di Cala Luna ©
Spiaggia di Cala Luna

1
night
Villasimius, Sardinia

Villasimius ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stroll through Cala Pira, then stroll through Spiaggia Cala San Stefano, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Porto Giunco.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Villasimius trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Baunei to Villasimius takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Villasimius

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Cala Pira
Highlights from your plan
Porto Giunco ©
Porto Giunco

1
night
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
On the 16th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF, then stroll through Cala Pulcino, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia dei Conigli, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Croce Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lampedusa travel route website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Villasimius to Lampedusa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, train, and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Villasimius in June: highs in Lampedusa hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli
Cala Pulcino ©
Cala Pulcino
Cala Croce Beach ©
Cala Croce Beach

3
nights
Syracuse, Sicily

Syracuse ©
Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
On the 17th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and then Head underground at Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio). On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa, admire the local landmark of Fountain of Diana, and then get to know the fascinating history of Ragusa Ibla.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Syracuse online trip builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Lampedusa to Syracuse takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Noto, Ragusa Ibla
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio) ©
Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio)

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