30 days in Malta, Italy & San Marino Itinerary

30 days in Malta, Italy & San Marino Itinerary

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30 days in Malta, Italy & San Marino Itinerary

Start: Wellington, New Zealand
Fly:  32​h
1
Valletta, Malta
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
City of San Marino, San Marino
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Naples, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Vatican City, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Wellington, New Zealand

3
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.
When in Valletta, make a side trip to see Popeye Village Malta in Mellieha, approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of St. John's Co-Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at Fort St Elmo - National War Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Upper Barrakka Gardens, and explore the world behind art at Casa Rocca Piccola.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Valletta road trip app .

Wellington, New Zealand to Valletta is an approximately 32-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -11 hour difference. When traveling from Wellington in June, plan for warmer days in Valletta, with highs around 33°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Valletta

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), Mnajdra, Popeye Village Malta, St Paul's Catacombs
Highlights from your plan
Fort St Elmo - National War Museum ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Upper Barrakka Gardens ©
Upper Barrakka Gardens

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Arena di Verona (in Verona) and Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Valletta to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to City of San Marino.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
City of San Marino, San Marino

City of San Marino ©
The capital of one of the world's smallest and oldest republics, the hillside city of San Marino boasts a World Heritage-listed old town that's known for its winding cobblestone streets and sweeping views of the surrounding countryside.
On the 1st (Fri), contemplate the long history of Cesta Tower, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Titan, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico, step into the grandiose world of Guaita, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica del Santo Marino, and finally examine the collection at Museo di Stato. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Montale Tower, then see the interesting displays at Modern Weapons Museum, then try out the rides at San Marino Adventures, and finally pause for some photo ops at Girolamo Gozi Monument.

Take the guesswork out of planning a City of San Marino vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Venice to City of San Marino takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in City of San Marino can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in City of San Marino

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

San Marino Adventures
Highlights from your plan
San Marino Adventures ©
San Marino Adventures
Mount Titan ©
Mount Titan
Guaita ©
Guaita

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Piazza del Campo (in Siena) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Florence tour itinerary maker app .

Drive from City of San Marino to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. July in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Piazza del Campo, Leaning Tower of Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rome travel route tool .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

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

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Il Sentiero Degli Dei (in Positano), Ravello (Villa Rufolo & Villa Cimbrone Gardens) and Amalfi (Cloister del Paradiso, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, contemplate the long history of The Neapolis Buried, take in the spiritual surroundings of Museo Cappella Sansevero, and don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Naples travel planning tool .

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Naples are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Vatican City.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Amalfi, Ravello, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Il Sentiero Degli Dei, Paestum Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

5
nights
Vatican City, Italy

Vatican City ©
Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
Vatican City is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and make a trip to St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro).

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Vatican City tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by train from Naples to Vatican City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Vatican City are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Vatican City

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
La Pieta ©
La Pieta

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