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
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 shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train 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: Taormina (Villa Comunale, Ancient Theatre of Taormina, & more), Syracuse (Duomo di Siracusa & Ortigia) 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 catcht 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: Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Villa Rufolo, & more) and Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea & Exclusive Cruises). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, get outside with I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos, and look for gifts at Artigianato Rallo.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Positano online vacation builder .

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Radda in Chianti.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Transportation Tours

Side Trips

Ravello, Praiano, Amalfi
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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: Castello di Verrazzano (in Greve in Chianti), Castelnuovo dell'Abate (Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona & Abbazia di Sant'Antimo) and Monteriggioni (Castello di Monteriggioni & Walls of Monteriggioni). 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

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Greve in Chianti, Montalcino, Monteriggioni, Piazza Pio II, Abbazia di San Galgano
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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), 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 Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi. Keep things going 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 make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Radda in Chianti to Florence in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. 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
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. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, trek along Cinque Terre Trails, pause for some serene contemplation at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco, and do a tasting at Terra di Bargon.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre road trip website .

Drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to take a 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
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©

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Rome

Rome ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). See some other sides of Rome: take a stroll through Trastevere, explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, and don't miss a visit to Villa Borghese.

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 ©
Trastevere ©
Trastevere
Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo ©

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