24 days in Italy Itinerary

24 days in Italy Itinerary

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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
Bus:  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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rome trip maker tool.

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. Traveling from Melbourne to Rome, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in May, expect Rome to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can 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 (Duomo di Siracusa & Ortigia), Taormina (Villa Comunale, Ancient Theatre of Taormina, &more) and Etna Donkey Trekking (in Linguaglossa). It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Piazza Duomo and explore the world behind art at MUSEO CROCIFERI - Art and Chocolate.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Catania trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Rome to Catania in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Rome in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Catania, with lows of 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

Taormina, Syracuse, Etna Donkey Trekking
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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 catch the bus 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: Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi) and Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Villa Rufolo, &more). On the 17th (Thu), spend a thrilling day on the water with Exclusive Cruises. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Fornillo, head outdoors with I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos, and stop by Artigianato Rallo.

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Getting from Naples to Positano by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Radda in Chianti.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Praiano
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Exclusive Cruises ©
Exclusive Cruises
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

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Radda in Chianti

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

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 subway, 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 catch the bus to Florence.

Things to do in Radda in Chianti

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

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

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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), admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally appreciate the history behind 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 don't miss a visit to 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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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cinque Terre: Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante) and Portovenere (in Porto Venere). Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring nature at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco, stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, trek along Cinque Terre Trails, and stop by Art in Banchi.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cinque Terre itinerary app.

You can drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Baia del Silenzio, Portovenere
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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 ©
Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). See some other sides of Rome: stop by Trastevere, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, pause for some photo ops at La Pieta, and don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Square.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Rome trip planning app.

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, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

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