37 days in Italy Itinerary

37 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly + Train:  28 h
1
Bologna
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Milan
— 3 nights
Subway:  30 min
4
Arese
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Rome
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
7
Pompeii
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Positano
— 2 nights
+6
Bus + Subway + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
9
San Vito lo Capo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Isola di Favignana
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Train:  5 h 30 min
11
Cefalu
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
12
Taormina
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
13
Noto
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 30 min
14
Lampedusa
— 2 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Sydney

3
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cooperativa Bagnini Misano Adriatico and Fontana Delle Sirene. Change things up with these side-trips from Bologna: Paguro Beach Bellaria Centro (in Bellaria-Igea Marina) and Bagni 120 Riccione (in Riccione). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at La Macchina del Tempo, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo del Podesta, get outside with Giardini Margherita, and admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Re Enzo.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Bologna itinerary maker app.

Sydney, Australia to Bologna is an approximately 28- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Bologna. When traveling from Sydney in July, plan for much warmer days in Bologna, with highs around 37°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Paguro Beach Bellaria Centro, Bagni 120 Riccione, Cooperativa Bagnini Misano Adriatico, Fontana Delle Sirene
Highlights from your plan
Academya Lingue ©
Academya Lingue
La Macchina del Tempo ©
La Macchina del Tempo
Fontana Delle Sirene ©
Fontana Delle Sirene

2
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): explore the galleries of Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, see the interesting displays at Stibbert Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo degli Innocenti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Corridoio Vasariano, see the interesting displays at Museo di Palazzo Davanzati, get advice or help at Palazzo Strozzi, then take in nature's colorful creations at Giardino Bardini, and finally pause for some photo ops at Ercole e Caco.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Florence route planning website.

You can take a train from Bologna to Florence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Stibbert Museum ©
Stibbert Museum
Corridoio Vasariano ©
Corridoio Vasariano
Giardino Bardini ©
Giardino Bardini

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chiesa di San Cristoforo sul Naviglio and Certosa di Milano. Venture out of the city with trips to Chiesetta di S. Anna (in Sirmione), Rocca d'Olgisio (in Pianello Val Tidone) and Onepio Winery (in Desenzano Del Garda). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Torre Branca, grab your bike and head to Pista Ciclabie sull'Adda, admire the natural beauty at Casa Degli Atellani - La Vigna Di Leonardo, and admire the masterpieces at Duomo Di Piacenza.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July in Milan, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a subway to Arese.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Pista Ciclabie sull'Adda, Chiesetta di S. Anna, Basilica Santa Maria della Croce, Rocca d'Olgisio, Duomo Di Piacenza
Highlights from your plan
Chiesa di San Cristoforo sul Naviglio ©
Chiesa di San Cristoforo sul Naviglio
Rocca d'Olgisio ©
Rocca d'Olgisio
Certosa di Milano ©
Certosa di Milano

2
nights
Arese

Arese ©
Arese is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Milan in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 12km northwest of Milan.Arese borders the following municipalities: Lainate, Garbagnate Milanese, Bollate, Rho, Milan.Arese received the honorary title of city with a presidential decree of October 25, 1985.Alfa RomeoStarting from the 2017s, Arese has hosted the main seat of Alfa Romeo, partly in the territories of Lainate and Garbagnate Milanese. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tulipani Italiani and Parco di Villa Annoni. Get out of town with these interesting Arese side-trips: Basilica di San Vincenzo in Galliano (in Cantu), Il lungolago (in Malgrate) and Lungolago Aldo Moro (in Vercurago). There's more to do: stroll around Parco dei Lagoni di Mercurago and browse the collection at Il Pertini.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Arese trip itinerary planning site.

Arese is just a stone's throw from Milan. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Arese

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Basilica di San Vincenzo in Galliano, Il lungolago, Lungolago Aldo Moro, Parco di Villa Annoni, Il Pertini
Highlights from your plan
Tulipani Italiani ©
Tulipani Italiani
Parco di Villa Annoni ©
Parco di Villa Annoni
Basilica di San Vincenzo in Galliano ©
Basilica di San Vincenzo in Galliano

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): wander the streets of Campo Santa Margherita. Keep things going the next day: stop by Sand Nativity, step off the mainland to explore Giudecca, and then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Venice tour itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Arese to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Sand Nativity, Oasi Cervara - Nature Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Giudecca ©
Giudecca
Sand Nativity ©
Sand Nativity
Oasi Cervara - Nature Sanctuary ©
Oasi Cervara - Nature Sanctuary

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 16th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali, delve into the distant past at Forum of Augustus, then make a trip to Trajan's Column, then explore the engaging exhibits at Welcome to Rome, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Prassede. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of National Gallery of Ancient Art in Barberini Palace and then ponder the world of politics at Quirinale Palace (Palazzo del Quirinale).

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rome tour website.

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Pompeii.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Welcome to Rome ©
Welcome to Rome
Quirinale Palace (Palazzo del Quirinale) ©
Quirinale Palace (Palazzo del Quirinale)
Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali ©
Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali

2
nights
Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Villa di Giulia Felice, don't miss a visit to Garden of Ship Europa House - Excavations, explore the ancient world of Casa Dei Quadretti Teatrali o Casca Longus - Pompei, then delve into the distant past at House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), then explore the ancient world of Termopolio di Vetuzio Placido, and finally explore the ancient world of Fullonica di Stephanus.

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

Traveling by train from Rome to Pompeii takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Positano.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Villa di Giulia Felice ©
Villa di Giulia Felice
Temple of Jupiter
Temple of Jupiter
House of Menander (Casa del Menandro) ©
House of Menander (Casa del Menandro)

2
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.
On the 19th (Sun), admire the local landmark of Fontana sant'Andrea, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso, and then take in the exciting artwork at Miniaci Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Faito e Panorama, take in the pleasant sights at Positano, and then stop by Nana' Positano.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Positano road trip planning site.

Getting from Pompeii to Positano by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. In July in Positano, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Amalfi, Monte Faito e Panorama
Highlights from your plan
Monte Faito e Panorama ©
Monte Faito e Panorama
Nana' Positano ©
Nana' Positano
Church of Santa Maria Assunta ©
Church of Santa Maria Assunta

2
nights
San Vito lo Capo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): kick back and relax at Lido Acqua Azzurra, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Santa Margherita, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Caletta del Bue Marino. On the next day, head outdoors with YMCA San Vito Climbing House, stroll through Lido San Vito, then stroll through Stabilimento Balneare Al Sabbione, and finally stop by Enoteca Dioniso.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Vito lo Capo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, subway, flight, and car from Positano to San Vito lo Capo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus, subway, train, and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
YMCA San Vito Climbing House ©
YMCA San Vito Climbing House
Enoteca Dioniso ©
Enoteca Dioniso

3
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Visita alle grotte di Favignana con le barche dei pescatori and Lido Radangia. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Villa Margherita Giardini Ipogei, stroll through Scalo Cavallo, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta del Pozzo, and contemplate the waterfront views at Egadi Sea.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Isola di Favignana online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from San Vito lo Capo to Isola di Favignana by car takes about 2.5 hours. July in Isola di Favignana sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cefalu.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grotta del Pozzo ©
Grotta del Pozzo
Grotta perciata, favignana ©
Grotta perciata, favignana

3
nights
Cefalu

Cefalù is a city and comune in the Province of Palermo, located on the northern coast of Sicily, Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea about 70km east of the provincial capital and 185km west of Messina. Step off the beaten path and head to Piazza del Duomo and Chiesa del Purgatorio. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Caldura, steep yourself in history at Porta Pescara, take in the pleasant sights at Lungomare Cristoforo Colombo, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cefalu trip builder site.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train from Isola di Favignana to Cefalu in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Cefalu

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Porta Pescara ©
Porta Pescara
Chiesa del Purgatorio ©
Chiesa del Purgatorio

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chiesa Madonna della Rocca and Lido La Dolce Vita. Explore Taormina's surroundings by going to Piscina di Venere (in Milazzo) and Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista (in Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Chiesa di San Giuseppe, admire the landmark architecture of Porta Catania di Taormina, admire the local landmark of Quattro Fontane di Taormina, and browse the collection at Biblioteca Comunale Sant' Agostino.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Taormina route planning site.

You can drive from Cefalu to Taormina in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Taormina are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Noto.

Things to do in Taormina

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Piscina di Venere, Castillo de Castelmola, Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista
Highlights from your plan
Lido La Dolce Vita ©
Lido La Dolce Vita
Chiesa Madonna della Rocca ©
Chiesa Madonna della Rocca
Chiesa di San Giuseppe ©
Chiesa di San Giuseppe

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nights
Noto

Noto ©
Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. On the 2nd (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di San Lorenzo, then make a trip to Isola di Capo Passero, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Marianelli. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Corso Vittorio Emanuele III, pause for some serene contemplation at Convento San Francesco d'Assisi all'Immacolata, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Domenico, then explore the galleries of Monastero del San salvatore, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Carlo Borromeo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Via Corrado Nicolaci.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Noto route builder tool.

Drive from Taormina to Noto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Noto

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Isola di Capo Passero
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di San Lorenzo ©
Spiaggia di San Lorenzo
Isola di Capo Passero ©
Isola di Capo Passero
Monastero del San salvatore ©
Monastero del San salvatore

2
nights
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
On the 4th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at La Tabaccara and then explore the gorgeous colors at Capo Ponente. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Porta D'Europa and then get outside with Mare Morto.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lampedusa sightseeing planner.

Getting from Noto to Lampedusa by combination of bus and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Tabaccara ©
La Tabaccara
Mare Morto ©
Mare Morto
Capo Ponente ©
Capo Ponente

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