33 days in Italy Itinerary

33 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25 h
1
Rome
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Florence
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Catania, Sicily
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
4
Taormina, Sicily
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Tropea
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Altomonte
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Positano
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Ischia, Isola d'Ischia
— 5 nights
Ferry + Drive:  4 h
9
L'Aquila
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Rome
— Few hours
Fly:  25 h
End: Melbourne

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Sicily Rome American Cemetery and Memorial, get engrossed in the history at Museo Storico Piana delle Orme, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Caetani, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Caetani.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rome online day trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Rome is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. In June, Rome is warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Viterbo, Castello Orsini-Odescalchi, Sicily Rome American Cemetery and Memorial, Castello Caetani, Castello Caetani
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Sicily Rome American Cemetery and Memorial ©
Sicily Rome American Cemetery and Memorial
Castello Orsini-Odescalchi ©
Castello Orsini-Odescalchi
Castello Caetani ©
Castello Caetani

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Terme Bagno Vignoni and Montefioralle Winery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary and Piazza del Duomo. Venture out of the city with trips to Duomo di San Gimignano (in San Gimignano), Castello di Brolio (in Gaiole in Chianti) and San Domenico Church (in Arezzo). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Palazzo dei Priori, contemplate the long history of Piazza dei Priori, do a tasting at Enoteca Falorni, and see the interesting displays at Palazzo Piccolomini.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Catania.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Greve in Chianti, San Gimignano, Volterra, Palazzo Piccolomini, La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary ©
La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary
Terme Bagno Vignoni ©
Terme Bagno Vignoni
Palazzo dei Priori ©
Palazzo dei Priori

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hours
Catania, Sicily

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Sant'Agata al Carcere and then admire the landmark architecture of Cappella Bonajuto.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Catania trip planner.

You can fly from Florence to Catania in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for the bus ride to Taormina.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Sant'Agata al Carcere ©
Santuario Sant'Agata al Carcere
Cappella Bonajuto ©
Cappella Bonajuto

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari and Castillo de Castelmola. Family-friendly places like Spiaggia Capo Calava and Spiaggia Lungomare Andrea Doria will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taormina: Chiesa Madre di San Nicolo di Bari (in Roccella Valdemone), Randazzo (Chiesa di San Martino & Basilica di Santa Maria) and Riserva Naturale Orientata Laghetti di Marinello (in Patti). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lido La Dolce Vita, don't miss a visit to Borgo Medievale, go for a walk through Chiesa Madonna della Rocca, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica minore di Santa Maria Assunta e San Nicolo Vescovo.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Taormina journey planner.

Take a bus from Catania to Taormina in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Tropea.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Patti, Montalbano Elicona, Randazzo, Milazzo, Capo d'Orlando
Highlights from your plan
Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari ©
Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari
Spiaggia Capo Calava ©
Spiaggia Capo Calava
Basilica di Santa Maria ©
Basilica di Santa Maria

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. Get a sense of the local culture at Parco Archeologico della Villa romana and Santa Maria Nel Bosco Santuary. Get some historical perspective at Piazza della Repubblica and Amantea Vecchia. Change things up with these side-trips from Tropea: Castello Normanno Svevo (in Vibo Valentia), I Vicoli di Pizzo (in Pizzo) and MUSABA - Parco Museo Laboratorio Santa Barbara (in Mammola). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Cupido di Sant'Andrea Apostolo dello Ionio, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia di Fuoco, look for gifts at Gourmetit, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tropea trip maker website.

Getting from Taormina to Tropea by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Taormina in July since evenings lows in Tropea dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Altomonte.

Things to do in Tropea

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Pizzo, Amantea, Castello Normanno Svevo, Santa Maria Nel Bosco Santuary, MUSABA - Parco Museo Laboratorio Santa Barbara
Highlights from your plan
Praia di Fuoco ©
Praia di Fuoco
Piazza della Repubblica ©
Piazza della Repubblica
Santa Maria Nel Bosco Santuary ©
Santa Maria Nel Bosco Santuary

1
night
Altomonte

Altomonte ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Concattedrale di San Nicola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Nicola di Mira, then sample the fine beverages at Liquore Moliterno Altomonte, and finally contemplate the long history of Complesso Monastico di San Francesco di Paola.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Altomonte holiday maker app.

Traveling by car from Tropea to Altomonte takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Positano.

Things to do in Altomonte

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Concattedrale di San Nicola, Cattedrale di San Nicola di Mira
Highlights from your plan
Complesso Monastico di San Francesco di Paola ©
Concattedrale di San Nicola ©
Concattedrale di San Nicola

4
nights
Positano

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Kids will enjoy Baia di Ieranto and Marina of Lobra. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Teatro Grande and Abbazia del Goleto. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Positano: Castello Aragonese (in Agropoli), Santuario San Gerardo (in Materdomini) and Oasi Valle della Caccia (in Senerchia). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Il Tempio di Nettuno o Poseidone o di Hera II, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Benevento, contemplate the long history of Casa del Fauno, and look for gifts at Caseificio Jemma.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Positano trip planner.

You can drive from Altomonte to Positano in 4 hours. In July in Positano, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ischia.

Things to do in Positano

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Benevento, Pompeii, Massa Lubrense, Paestum, Santuario San Gerardo
Highlights from your plan
Baia di Ieranto ©
Baia di Ieranto
Il Tempio di Nettuno o Poseidone o di Hera II ©
Temple of Athena ©
Temple of Athena

5
nights
Ischia, Isola d'Ischia

Ischia ©
Ischia is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Discover out-of-the-way places like Museo del Mare and Spiaggia di Cava Grado. Chiesa Santa Maria delle Grazie in San Pietro and Chiesa dell’Arciconfraternita di Santa Maria Visitapoveri a Forio will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: stroll through La Spiaggia e la Baia di Cartaromana, take in the spiritual surroundings of Madonna Di Zaro, take advantage of the amenities at Bagno Franco, and enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia della Chiaia.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ischia day trip planning site.

You can drive from Positano to Ischia in 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ischia are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to L'Aquila.

Things to do in Ischia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Forio, Serrara Fontana, Casamicciola Terme, Isola d'Ischia, Spiaggia di Cava Grado
Highlights from your plan
Gardenia Mare ©
Gardenia Mare
Museo del Mare ©
Museo del Mare
Spiaggia di Cava Grado ©
Spiaggia di Cava Grado

2
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. On the 24th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Roman Amphitheatre of Amiternum, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario San Giovanni Paolo II, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo della Madonna d'Appari, then explore the historical opulence of Parco del Castello, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oratorio di San Pellegrino.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the L'Aquila tour planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ischia to L'Aquila in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Ischia in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in L'Aquila, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Rome.

Things to do in L'Aquila

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eremo della Madonna d'Appari, Oratorio di San Pellegrino
Highlights from your plan
Santuario San Giovanni Paolo II ©
Santuario San Giovanni Paolo II
Eremo della Madonna d'Appari ©
Eremo della Madonna d'Appari
Oratorio di San Pellegrino ©
Oratorio di San Pellegrino

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hours
Rome

Rome ©
On the 25th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Il Centro Storico, then explore the ancient world of Tempio dei Dioscuri, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Getting from L'Aquila to Rome by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tempio dei Dioscuri, Il Centro Storico
Highlights from your plan
Tempio dei Dioscuri ©
Tempio dei Dioscuri
St. Clement Basilica ©
St. Clement Basilica

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