33 days in Italy Itinerary

33 days in Italy Itinerary

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33 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  35​h
1
L'Aquila
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Florence
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Palermo, Sicily
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
4
San Vito lo Capo, Sicily
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Taormina, Sicily
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Tropea
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Altomonte
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Salerno
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Rome
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

4
nights
L'Aquila

L'Aquila ©
L'Aquila is a city and comune in Southern Italy, both the capital city of the Abruzzo region and of the Province of L'Aquila., it has a population of 70,967 inhabitants. Roman Amphitheatre of Amiternum and Borgo medievale di Rosciolo dei Marsi are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore and Chiesa di Santa Maria Paganica. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around L'Aquila: Pettorano sul Gizio (Castello Cantelmo & Borgo Medievale di Pettorano sul Gizio) and Piazza XX Settembre (in Sulmona). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oratorio di San Pellegrino, step into the grandiose world of Parco del Castello, steep yourself in history at Ocriticum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Silvestro.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the L'Aquila trip itinerary planning tool .

Melbourne, Australia to L'Aquila is an approximately 35-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to L'Aquila is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in June, you will find days in L'Aquila are much hotter (35°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (19°C). On the 29th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Florence.

Things to do in L'Aquila

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Pettorano sul Gizio, Oratorio di San Pellegrino, Borgo medievale di Rosciolo dei Marsi, Piazza XX Settembre, Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore
Highlights from your plan
Chiesa di Santa Maria Del Suffragio ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore
Oratorio di San Pellegrino ©
Oratorio di San Pellegrino

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Eremo di Montesiepi and Loggia dei Lanzi. Get some historical perspective at San Gimignano 1300 and Palazzo della Corgna - Palazzo Ducale. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to San Quirico d'Orcia (San Quirico d'Orcia & La Collegiata di San Quirico), Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni (in Montalcino) and Rocca del Leone (in Castiglione del Lago). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Corridoio Vasariano, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Della Passera, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santa Felicita, and admire the masterpieces at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from L'Aquila to Florence in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Palermo.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

San Quirico d'Orcia, Castiglione del Lago, Casa di Santa Caterina, San Gimignano 1300, Eremo di Montesiepi
Highlights from your plan
Eremo di Montesiepi ©
Eremo di Montesiepi
San Gimignano 1300 ©
San Gimignano 1300
San Quirico d'Orcia ©
San Quirico d'Orcia

few
hours
Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 4th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oratorio del Rosario di San Domenico.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Palermo trip planner .

You can fly from Florence to Palermo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Oratorio del Rosario di San Domenico ©

5
nights
San Vito lo Capo, Sicily

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stabilimento Balneare Al Sabbione and Salina Calcara. Visit Tonnara del Secco and Chiesa della Santissima Trinita di Delia for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from San Vito lo Capo: Trapani (Cattedrale di San Lorenzo & Chiesa Colleggio e Convento dei Gesuiti), Cantine Pellegrino (in Marsala) and Borgo Storico Erice (in Erice). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Di San Vito, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Nino Non Solo Vino Prodotti Tipici., step aboard Motonave Leonardo Davinci, and get outside with San Vito Travel Service - Isole Egadi.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Vito lo Capo travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Palermo to San Vito lo Capo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in San Vito lo Capo can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Taormina.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Trapani, Salina Calcara, Borgo Storico Erice, Cantine Pellegrino, Chiesa della Santissima Trinita di Delia
Highlights from your plan
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo ©
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

3
nights
Taormina, Sicily

Taormina ©
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Popular historic sites such as Duomo di Taormina and Quattro Fontane di Taormina are in your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like Lido Playa Sole Luna and Spiaggia Capo Calava. Change things up with these side-trips from Taormina: Capo Milazzo - Santuario di Sant'Antonio da Padova (in Milazzo) and Santuario Gesu Ecce Homo (in Calvaruso). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Lido La Dolce Vita, make a trip to Chiesa di San Giuseppe, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Castelmola, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Varo.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Taormina online visit planner .

Drive from San Vito lo Capo to Taormina in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Taormina are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tropea.

Things to do in Taormina

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Capo Milazzo - Santuario di Sant'Antonio da Padova, Castillo de Castelmola, Spiaggia Capo Calava, Santuario Gesu Ecce Homo
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Taormina ©
Duomo di Taormina
Spiaggia Capo Calava ©
Spiaggia Capo Calava
Lido La Dolce Vita ©
Lido La Dolce Vita

4
nights
Tropea

Tropea ©
Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy).The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. Artistic Creations The Lighthouse and Parco Archeologico Scolacium are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Kids will appreciate attractions like Acquamarina Beach and Praia di Fuoco. Change things up with these side-trips from Tropea: Piazza della Repubblica (in Pizzo), Parco Archeologico della Villa romana (in Casignana) and Amantea Vecchia (in Amantea). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia l’Occhiale, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, take some stellar pictures from Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Stella, and take an in-depth tour of Insediamento Rupestre e Museo della Civilta Rupestre e Contadina.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Tropea trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Taormina to Tropea in 3 hours. Traveling from Taormina in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Tropea, with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Altomonte.

Things to do in Tropea

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Gerace, Amantea Vecchia, Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Stella, Santuario di Maria Santissima dell'Itria, Piazza della Repubblica
Highlights from your plan
Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi ©
Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi
Parco Archeologico Scolacium ©
Parco Archeologico Scolacium
Chiesa del Sacro Cuore di Gesu ©
Chiesa del Sacro Cuore di Gesu

1
night
Altomonte

Altomonte ©
On the 17th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Museo Civico, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Francesco di Paola, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Complesso Monastico di San Francesco di Paola, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Liquore Moliterno Altomonte.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Altomonte holiday planner.

Getting from Tropea to Altomonte by car takes about 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Salerno.

Things to do in Altomonte

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Museo Civico ©
Museo Civico
Chiesa di San Francesco di Paola ©
Chiesa di San Francesco di Paola

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Saint Michelès Abbey and Santuario San Gerardo. Popular historic sites such as Castello Venosa and Convent of Friars Minor Capuchin of Pietrelcina are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Salerno side-trips: Castello di Lettere (in Lettere), Monte Faito e Panorama (in Vico Equense) and Chiesa di San Donato (in Ripacandida). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Badia della Santissima Trinita', contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Presepe Artistico, see the interesting displays at Museo Diocesano San Matteo di Salerno, and stroll the grounds of Salerno War Cemetery.

Plan trip to Salerno with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Altomonte to Salerno takes 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Salerno are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites Museums Trails

Side Trips

Cava De' Tirreni, Pietrelcina, Castello di Lettere, Monte Faito e Panorama, House of Venus in the Shell
Highlights from your plan
Monte Faito e Panorama ©
Monte Faito e Panorama
Chiesa di San Donato ©
Chiesa di San Donato
Santuario San Gerardo ©
Santuario San Gerardo

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Prassede, delve into the distant past at Foro di Cesare, delve into the distant past at Forum of Augustus, then make a trip to Trajan's Column, then see the interesting displays at Complesso del Vittoriano, and finally explore the galleries of National Gallery of Ancient Art in Barberini Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Parco Regionale dell'Appia Antica and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Colle Aventino.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary site .

You can take a train from Salerno to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salerno in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rome, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di Santa Prassede ©
Basilica di Santa Prassede
Colle Aventino ©
Colle Aventino
Forum of Augustus ©
Forum of Augustus

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