24 days in Italy Itinerary

24 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy Trip Planner

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Rome
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Catania, Sicily
— 3 nights
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Naples
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Positano
— 4 nights
Drive
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Radda in Chianti
— 3 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
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Rome
— 3 nights
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Rome

Eternal City

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.

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Melbourne, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24.5-hour 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 catch the flight to Catania.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
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Catania, Sicily

— 3 nights

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

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.

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You can fly from Rome to Catania in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car 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 fly to Naples.

Things to do in Catania

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train 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

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Positano

— 4 nights
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). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, get outside with M.L.Porter - Rent a Scooter, and look for gifts at Artigianato Rallo.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Positano online vacation builder.

Getting from Naples to Positano by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a 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 · Tours · Transportation · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Radda in Chianti

— 3 nights
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 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 reviews, photos, maps, 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 do a combination of taxi and train; or take a 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 go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Radda in Chianti

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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Florence

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

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, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, pause for some serene contemplation at 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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Drive from Radda in Chianti to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. 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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Cinque Terre

— 3 nights

Italian Riviera

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: 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, look for gifts at Art in Banchi, do a tasting at Terra di Bargon, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, 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 fly to Rome.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). Explore Rome further: visit Trastevere, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Square, explore the galleries of Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cinque Terre to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Cinque Terre in May, Rome is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.