30 days in Italy, Malta & Paris Itinerary

30 days in Italy, Malta & Paris Itinerary

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30 days in Italy, Malta & Paris Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  26​h
1
Valletta, Malta
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Palermo, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
San Vito lo Capo, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Isola di Favignana, Italy
— 2 nights
ferry:  8​h 30​min
5
Pompeii, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
8
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
9
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney, Australia


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4
nights
Valletta, Malta

Valletta ©
Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Visiting Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja) and Mellieha Beach will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. John's Co-Cathedral and Hagar Qim Temples. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Casa Rocca Piccola, explore the galleries of Fort St Elmo - National War Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul, and admire the natural beauty at Upper Barrakka Gardens.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Valletta tour itinerary builder .

Sydney, Australia to Valletta is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Valletta due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect Valletta to be much warmer, temps between 37°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mdina, Mnajdra, Mosta Parish, Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), Mellieha Beach
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Saluting Battery ©
Saluting Battery
Mnajdra ©
Mnajdra
St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral

2
nights
Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Visit Cattedrale di Palermo and Duomo di Monreale for their historical value. Visiting Rocca di Cefalu and Spiaggia di Mondello will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palermo: Selinunte Archaeological Park (in Marinella di Selinunte) and Cefalu (Cefalu Coast & Duomo di Cefalu). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Norman Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella Di San Giuseppe Dei Falegnami, Facolta Di Giurisprudenza, Universita Di Palermo, stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, and make a trip to Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Palermo road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Valletta to Palermo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cefalu, Selinunte Archaeological Park, Duomo di Monreale
Highlights from your plan
Selinunte Archaeological Park ©
Selinunte Archaeological Park
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale

2
nights
San Vito lo Capo, Italy

San Vito lo Capo ©
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
Take a break from the city and head to Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo and Spiaggia di Macari. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Vito lo Capo: La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico (in Erice) and Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo). It doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Di San Vito.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Vito lo Capo day trip planner.

Getting from Palermo to San Vito lo Capo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in San Vito lo Capo can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro, La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Isola di Favignana, Italy

Isola di Favignana ©
Once famous for its white tuff shell quarries and tuna can factory--now turned into a museum--Isola di Favignana attracts divers and beachgoers with its jagged coastline rich in coves and caves.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cala Rossa, and then don't miss a visit to Grotte bue marino.

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You can drive from San Vito lo Capo to Isola di Favignana in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Isola di Favignana are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Pompeii.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di Cala Rossa ©
Spiaggia di Cala Rossa
Grotte bue marino ©
Grotte bue marino

3
nights
Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Get some historical perspective at Pompeii Archaeological Park and Paestum Ruins. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Duomo di Ravello and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pompeii: Fornillo (in Positano), Ravello (Villa Rufolo & Villa Cimbrone Gardens) and Libreria Antiquaria Vecchi Libri (in Salerno). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano and admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Pompeii tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Isola di Favignana to Pompeii takes 8.5 hours. In September in Pompeii, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Paestum Ruins, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Libreria Antiquaria Vecchi Libri
Highlights from your plan
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Catacombe di San Callisto and Stabilimento Balneare le Palme. Visit Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Pompeii to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Rome are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Pitti Palace. Visit The Baptistery of St. John and Loggia dei Lanzi for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Bagno Maurizio in Viareggio (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate the long history of L’importuno di Michelangelo, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Florence tour planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bagno Maurizio
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni Alberoni, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Venice sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, explore the historical opulence of The Trianons & The Hamlet, and step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

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Fly from Venice to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Venice in September; daily highs in Paris reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Versailles, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Highlights from your plan
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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