34 days in Italy Itinerary

34 days in Italy Itinerary

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34 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25 h
1
Rome
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Salerno
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
3
Tropea
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Taormina
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Syracuse
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Palermo
— 5 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Verona
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
8
Florence
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
9
Siena
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  3 h 30 min
10
Marciana, Elba Island
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  31 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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kids Tours of Rome. Family-friendly places like Colosseum and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, take an unorthodox tour of Catacombe di San Callisto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Rome attractions planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Rome is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Rome due to the time zone difference. In June, Rome is warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Ostia Antica.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di castiglione, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Di Vietri. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Promenade Trieste, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno, then head outdoors with Cilento, and finally explore the ancient world of Paestum Ruins.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Salerno trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Salerno takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in June, you will find days in Salerno are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Tropea.

Things to do in Salerno

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Paestum Ruins, Spiaggia di castiglione, Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Cilento ©
Cilento
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins

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. Kids will appreciate attractions like Artistic Creations The Lighthouse and Spiaggia di Riaci. Change things up with these side-trips from Tropea: Piedigrotta Church (in Pizzo) and Castello Aragonese di Le Castella (in Le Castella). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Tropea Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and make a trip to Corso Vittorio Emmanuele.

To see traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tropea trip maker.

Getting from Salerno to Tropea by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Salerno in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Tropea, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Tropea

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Capo Vaticano, Castello Aragonese di Le Castella, Michelino Beach, Spiaggia di Riaci, Piedigrotta Church
Highlights from your plan
Tropea Beach ©
Tropea Beach
Artistic Creations The Lighthouse ©
Artistic Creations The Lighthouse
Spiaggia di Riaci ©
Spiaggia di Riaci

3
nights
Taormina

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Etna Donkey Trekking and Isola Bella. Venture out of the city with trips to Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park (in Motta Camastra), Messina (Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico) & Duomo di Messina) and Piscina di Venere (in Milazzo). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Varo, walk around Villa Comunale, and get lost in a book at Biblioteca Comunale Sant' Agostino.

Make your Taormina itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Tropea to Taormina takes 3 hours. Traveling from Tropea in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Taormina, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Taormina

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Messina, Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park, Piscina di Venere, Etna Donkey Trekking
Highlights from your plan
Etna Donkey Trekking ©
Etna Donkey Trekking
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Syracuse

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.
Bring the kids along to Tecnoparco Museo di Archimede and Spiaggia Calamosche. Change things up with a short trip to Centro Storico in Noto (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Ortigia, explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo), get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, and pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa.

To see more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Syracuse trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Taormina to Syracuse in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Noto
Highlights from your plan
Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio) ©
Tecnoparco Museo di Archimede ©
Tecnoparco Museo di Archimede

5
nights
Palermo

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Food Tours has been added to your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo and Spiaggia di Mondello. Explore Palermo's surroundings by going to Scuba & Snorkeling (in San Vito lo Capo), Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale) and Tempio di Segesta (in Calatafimi-Segesta). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, and make a trip to Quattro Canti.

Plan a trip to Palermo easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Syracuse to Palermo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

San Vito lo Capo, Duomo di Monreale, Tempio di Segesta
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Spiaggia di Mondello ©
Spiaggia di Mondello

2
nights
Verona

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
On the 4th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and then contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Arena di Verona, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Verona trip planner.

Fly from Palermo to Verona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Venice
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and finally admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

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

Traveling by train from Verona to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
The Boboli Gardens ©
The Boboli Gardens

1
night
Siena

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 9th (Thu), make a trip to Piazza del Campo and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, and then get lost in a book at Biblioteca Piccolomini.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Siena visit website .

Take a bus from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Marciana.

Things to do in Siena

Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

4
nights
Marciana, Elba Island

Marciana ©
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Spiaggia Di Sansone and Spiaggia di Cotoncello. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marciana: Spiaggia di Cavoli (in Seccheto), Spiaggia di Marina di Campo (in Marina di Campo) and Spiaggia di Fetovaia (in Campo nell'Elba).

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Marciana day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Siena to Marciana in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Siena in July: highs in Marciana hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Marciana

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Portoferraio, Spiaggia di Fetovaia, Spiaggia di Cavoli, Spiaggia di Marina di Campo
Highlights from your plan
Monte Capanne ©
Monte Capanne
Spiaggia Di Sansone ©
Spiaggia Di Sansone
Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli

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