37 days in Italy Itinerary

37 days in Italy Itinerary

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37 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Venice
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Milan
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Rome
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Naples
— 5 nights
ferry:  6​h 30​min
7
Isola di Favignana
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Palermo, Sicily
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Catania, Sicily
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
10
Lampedusa
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Venice

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parco Giardino Sigurta and Cannaregio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio & Scrovegni Chapel), Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico (in Trieste) and Verona (Arena di Verona & Piazza Bra). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip maker app .

Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Venice, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Verona, Padua, Parco Giardino Sigurta, Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Parco Giardino Sigurta ©
Parco Giardino Sigurta
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wine Tours & Tastings and Historic Centre of San Gimignano. Venture out of the city with trips to Pisa (Camposanto & Leaning Tower of Pisa). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence online travel planner .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Pisa, Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano

4
nights
Milan

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like La Citta Alta and Boccadasse. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Palazzo Borromeo (in Isola Bella), Grotte di Catullo (in Sirmione) and Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari (in Genoa). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo, examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan online trip planner .

Take a train from Florence to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Turin, Genoa, Grotte di Catullo, La Citta Alta, Palazzo Borromeo
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
La Citta Alta ©
La Citta Alta
Piazza San Carlo ©
Piazza San Carlo

3
nights
San Teodoro, Sardinia

San Teodoro ©
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spiaggia La Cinta and Lu Impostu Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from San Teodoro: Cala Gonone (Grotta del Bue Marino & Cala Fuili Beach), Oasi Biderosa (in Orosei) and Spiaggia Berchida (in Siniscola). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Isuledda and stroll through Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Teodoro journey builder site .

Traveling by flight from Milan to San Teodoro takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dorgali, Spiaggia Berchida, Spiaggia Isuledda, Oasi Biderosa, Porto Taverna Beach
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia La Cinta ©
Spiaggia La Cinta
Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach
Oasi Biderosa ©
Oasi Biderosa

4
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cascata delle Marmore and Church of St. Louis of the French. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Duomo di Orvieto in Orvieto--about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, admire the striking features of Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

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

You can fly from San Teodoro to Rome in 4 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and train. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto, Cascata delle Marmore
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

5
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Discover out-of-the-way places like Galleria Borbonica and I Faraglioni. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Castello Aragonese d'Ischia (in Ischia), Villa San Michele (in Anacapri) and Francesco (Frank) Carpegna - Walking with the Gods (in Positano). There's lots more to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, steep yourself in history at Pompeii Archaeological Park, and do a tasting at Le Vigne di Raito.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Naples holiday builder site .

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June in Naples, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Capri, Ravello, Pompeii, Francesco (Frank) Carpegna - Walking with the Gods, Castello Aragonese d'Ischia
Highlights from your plan
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Castello Aragonese d'Ischia ©
Castello Aragonese d'Ischia
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica

1
night
Isola di Favignana

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.
On the 13th (Sat), examine the collection at Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cala Rossa, and then don't miss a visit to Grotte bue marino.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Isola di Favignana trip builder app .

You can ride a ferry from Naples to Isola di Favignana in 6.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Isola di Favignana can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di Cala Rossa ©
Spiaggia di Cala Rossa
Grotte bue marino ©
Grotte bue marino

3
nights
Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Step off the beaten path and head to Duomo di Monreale and Norman Palace. Explore Palermo's surroundings by going to Cefalu (Cefalu Coast & Duomo di Cefalu), Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo) and Selinunte Archaeological Park (in Marinella di Selinunte). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Gesu and don't miss a visit to Quattro Canti.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Palermo itinerary planner.

Drive from Isola di Favignana to Palermo in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Catania.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cefalu, Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro, Selinunte Archaeological Park, Duomo di Monreale
Highlights from your plan
Selinunte Archaeological Park ©
Selinunte Archaeological Park
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro

4
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ragusa Ibla and Villa Romana del Casale. Change things up with these side-trips from Catania: Centro Storico (in Noto), Syracuse (Syracuse Cathedral & Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi) and Taormina (Villa Comunale, Isola Bella, & more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Piazza Duomo and get engrossed in the history at Monastero dei Benedettini.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Catania vacation planning tool .

You can drive from Palermo to Catania in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Taormina, Syracuse, Villa Romana del Casale, I Faraglioni Di Acitrezza, Centro Storico
Highlights from your plan
Villa Romana del Casale
Villa Romana del Casale
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Ragusa Ibla ©
Ragusa Ibla

2
nights
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Pulcino, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia dei Conigli, then kick back and relax at Cala Croce Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Lampedusa trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Catania to Lampedusa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Lampedusa

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

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