24 days in Italy Itinerary

24 days in Italy Itinerary

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24 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25​h
1
Rome
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Catania, Sicily
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Naples
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
Positano
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Radda in Chianti
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
6
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
8
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

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Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rome road trip tool .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Rome. Traveling from Melbourne in May, expect Rome to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Catania.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
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St. Clement Basilica ©
St. Clement Basilica

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Catania: Syracuse (Syracuse Cathedral & Ortigia), Etna Donkey Trekking (in Linguaglossa) and Taormina (Villa Comunale & Ancient Theatre of Taormina). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Isola Bella, steep yourself in history at Piazza Duomo, and admire the masterpieces at MUSEO CROCIFERI - Art and Chocolate.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Catania tour itinerary builder website .

Getting from Rome to Catania by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Rome in May, plan for little chillier nights in Catania, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Catania

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Syracuse, Taormina, Etna Donkey Trekking, Isola Bella
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Etna Donkey Trekking ©
Etna Donkey Trekking
Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Ancient Theatre of Taormina ©
Ancient Theatre of Taormina

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Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno and then delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park.

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You can fly from Catania to Naples in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. In May in Naples, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Via San Gregorio Armeno ©
Via San Gregorio Armeno

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Positano: Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea & Exclusive Cruises) and Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Villa Rufolo, & more). And it doesn't end there: get outside with I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos, stroll through Fornillo, and look for gifts at Artigianato Rallo.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Positano visit planner .

Traveling by car from Naples to Positano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. In May in Positano, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Radda in Chianti.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Praiano
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Exclusive Cruises ©
Exclusive Cruises
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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Radda in Chianti

Radda in Chianti ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Radda in Chianti: Castello di Verrazzano (in Greve in Chianti), Monteriggioni (Castello di Monteriggioni & Walls of Monteriggioni) and Castelnuovo dell'Abate (Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona & Abbazia di Sant'Antimo). There's much more to do: indulge your taste buds at Castello di Monterinaldi, pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia di San Galgano, do a tasting at Montefioralle Winery, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Pio II.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Radda in Chianti trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Positano to Radda in Chianti in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Positano in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Radda in Chianti. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Florence.

Things to do in Radda in Chianti

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Greve in Chianti, Monteriggioni, Montalcino, Piazza Grande a Montepulciano, Abbazia di San Galgano
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Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona ©
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona
Castello di Verrazzano ©
Castello di Verrazzano
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 23rd (Wed), see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, and finally admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

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Take a bus from Radda in Chianti to Florence in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. May in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cinque Terre: Portovenere (in Porto Venere) and Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante). Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring nature at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, pause for some photo ops at Il Gigante, and do a tasting at Terra di Bargon.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre trip planner .

Getting from Florence to Cinque Terre by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In May in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Portovenere, Baia del Silenzio
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails

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Rome

Rome ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). See even more of Rome: take a stroll through Trastevere, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and pause for some photo ops at La Pieta.

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Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to Rome takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Cinque Terre in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rome, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tivoli, Vatican City
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Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Trastevere ©
Trastevere
Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo ©

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