31 days in Russia & Italy Itinerary

31 days in Russia & Italy Itinerary

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Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25 h
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
2
Syracuse, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Castellammare del Golfo, Italy
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Ferry:  3 h 45 min
4
Isola di Favignana, Italy
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Ferry:  10 h
5
Lampedusa, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Sydney, Australia


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4
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kazan Cathedral and Palace Square. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, take an in-depth tour of Grand Peterhof Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and contemplate the long history of Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg route website.

Sydney, Australia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Sydney to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sat) before leaving for Syracuse.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Kazan Cathedral ©
Kazan Cathedral
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

2
nights
Syracuse, Italy

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siracusa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Teatro Greco, thenHead underground at Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), and then ponder the design of Fonte Aretusa.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Syracuse trip planner.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Syracuse takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Castellammare del Golfo.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Centro Storico
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)

4
nights
Castellammare del Golfo, Italy

Castellammare del Golfo is a town and comune in the Trapani Province of Sicily. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro. Venture out of the city with trips to Palermo (Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, Norman Palace, &more) and Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale). There's more to do: delve into the distant past at Teatro Greco di Segesta and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tempio di Segesta.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Castellammare del Golfo sightseeing planner.

Drive from Syracuse to Castellammare del Golfo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Castellammare del Golfo, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in Castellammare del Golfo

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palermo, Calatafimi-Segesta, Scuba & Snorkeling, Duomo di Monreale
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale

3
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 23rd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, don't miss a visit to Grotte bue marino, thenkick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cala Rossa, and finally look for gifts at Monique Boutique. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Cala Rotonda (Arco di Ulisse) and then choose your vessel at Capitan Sinagra.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Isola di Favignana trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of train and ferry from Castellammare del Golfo to Isola di Favignana in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Castellammare del Golfo in June, Isola di Favignana is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

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

3
nights
Lampedusa, Italy

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spiaggia dei Conigli and Sciatu Persu. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF, kick back and relax at Cala Croce Beach, look for gifts at Il Pescato Di Lampedusa S.A.S. Di Costa Antonino & C., and make a trip to Archivio Storico Lampedusa.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lampedusa trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Isola di Favignana to Lampedusa in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Isola di Favignana in June: highs in Lampedusa hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Lampedusa

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

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cannaregio and Scrovegni Chapel. Change things up with a short trip to Basilica of St. Anthony in Padua (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Lampedusa to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Lampedusa in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Venice. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa & Duomo di Pisa). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Wine Tours & Tastings
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Piazza Navona, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary site.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. July in Rome sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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