24 days in Italy Itinerary

24 days in Italy Itinerary

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24 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  29​h
1
Rome
— 4 nights
2
Naples
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Anacapri, Island of Capri
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
4
Naples
— 2 nights
subway + taxi:  1​h
5
Amalfi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Orvieto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Siena
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
10
Rome
— 1 night
Fly:  29​h
End: Melbourne

4
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare and Bau Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and St. Clement Basilica. Go for a jaunt from Rome to Fregene to see Point Break about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, enjoy the sand and surf at V Lounge Beach Club, and contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rome online visit planner .

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. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Central European Time is minus 9 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in May, with highs in Rome at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Maccarese, Vatican Museums, Point Break
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

1
night
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 16th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, and then browse the exhibits of The Neapolis Buried.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Naples trip planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Anacapri.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
The Neapolis Buried ©
The Neapolis Buried

1
day
Anacapri, Island of Capri

Anacapri
Anacapri is a comune on the island of Capri, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): go from sight to sight with Monte Solaro, then contemplate the waterfront views at Marina Piccola, then take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Cannone, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps).

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

Traveling by car from Naples to Anacapri takes 2.5 hours. In May in Anacapri, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Anacapri

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Capri
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Marina Piccola
Marina Piccola
Monte Solaro ©
Monte Solaro
Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps) ©
Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps)

2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Spaccanapoli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister of Santa Chiara, then kick back and relax at Bagno Elena, and finally browse the exhibits of Museo Cappella Sansevero.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Naples travel route website .

You can drive from Anacapri to Naples in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Cloister of Santa Chiara ©
Cloister of Santa Chiara
Spaccanapoli ©
Spaccanapoli

3
nights
Amalfi

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Get a sense of the local culture at Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Le Vigne di Raito. Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Duomo di Ravello will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Lido Capo di Conca, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, and examine the collection at Museo della Carta.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Amalfi vacation planning site .

You can do a combination of subway and taxi from Naples to Amalfi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Amalfi when traveling from Naples in May, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Orvieto.

Things to do in Amalfi

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Ravello, Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, Lido Capo di Conca, Le Vigne di Raito
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

2
nights
Orvieto

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Margherita, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Flaviano, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Giovenale, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sant'Andrea, Orvieto, and finally contemplate the long history of Duomo di Orvieto. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Lungolago di Marta, then explore the fascinating underground world of Vie Cave, and then stop by Il Negozietto.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Orvieto holiday planner .

Getting from Amalfi to Orvieto by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Amalfi in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Orvieto, with lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Montefiascone, Lungolago di Marta, Vie Cave
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Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto
Chiesa di San Flaviano ©
Chiesa di San Flaviano
Chiesa San Giovenale ©
Chiesa San Giovenale

3
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Torre del Mangia and Casa di Santa Caterina. Visit Duomo di Siena and Castello di Monterinaldi for their historical value. Explore Siena's surroundings by going to Montepulciano (Contucci, Dome of Montepulciano, & more), Pienza (Cathedral & Palazzo Piccolomini) and San Gimignano (Piazza del Duomo & Torre Grossa). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Piazza del Campo and admire the masterpieces at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Siena trip planner .

You can drive from Orvieto to Siena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Montepulciano, Pienza, San Gimignano, Castello di Monterinaldi
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Torre Grossa ©
Torre Grossa
Torre del Mangia ©
Torre del Mangia
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Loggia dei Lanzi. Get a sense of the local culture at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Piazzale Michelangelo. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Pisa to see Duomo di Pisa about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, stroll through Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence travel planner.

You can take a bus from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Duomo di Pisa
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Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

1
night
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 30th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Terra di Bargon and then hike along Cinque Terre Trails.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Cinque Terre route tool .

You can drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Trails Outdoors Historic Sites
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Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Terra di Bargon ©
Terra di Bargon

1
night
Rome

Rome ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): browse the exhibits of Sistine Chapel and then get outside with Sabbianera Super Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Rome road 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. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cinque Terre in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to 17°C. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rome

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Sistine Chapel, Sabbianera Super Beach
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Church of St. Louis of the French ©
Church of St. Louis of the French
Sistine Chapel
Sistine Chapel

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