24 days in Italy Itinerary

24 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip itinerary planner
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Fly
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Rome
— 1 night
Drive
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Amalfi
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Positano
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Sorrento
— 1 night
Fly
5
Palermo, Sicily
— 3 nights
Fly
6
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Radda in Chianti
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rome
— 3 nights
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Rome — 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 11th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rome tour website.

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. 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 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Amalfi.
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Amalfi — 4 nights

Painted Town

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.
Amalfi is known for historic sites, museums, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, cruise along Amalfi Coast, and stop by Piccadilly Ceramics.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Amalfi holiday planner.

Drive from Rome to Amalfi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Amalfi when traveling from Rome in May, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Positano.
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Find places to stay May 12 — 16:

Positano — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): make a trip to Parocchia di San Luca Evangelista. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Cave of Smeraldo, then enjoy some diversion at Tennis Al Settimo Piano, and then stroll through Spiaggia Grande.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Positano trip planner.

You can drive from Amalfi to Positano in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Amalfi in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Positano, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sorrento.
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Find places to stay May 16 — 18:

Sorrento — 1 night

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
On the 18th (Fri), take in the waterfront at Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent, and then make a trip to Piazza Tasso.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sorrento trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Positano to Sorrento takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Palermo.
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Find places to stay May 18 — 19:

Palermo, Sicily — 3 nights

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Venture out of the city with trips to Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo), Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale) and Duomo di Cefalu (in Cefalu). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Cattedrale di Palermo, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Conte Federico, and explore the world behind art at Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Palermo online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Sorrento to Palermo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can fly to Cinque Terre.
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Find places to stay May 19 — 22:

Cinque Terre — 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Cinque Terre Trails and then trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre trip planner.

You can fly from Palermo to Cinque Terre in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a train. May in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Florence.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): make a trip to Piazza Santo Spirito, admire the natural beauty at Giardino Bardini, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, ponder the design of Fountain of Neptune, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappelle Medicee, then take an in-depth tour of Corridoio Vasariano, and finally get curious at Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Florence planner.

Drive from Cinque Terre to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Radda in Chianti.
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Find places to stay May 24 — 26:

Radda in Chianti — 4 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino), Walls of Monteriggioni (in Monteriggioni) and Cala Violina (in Scarlino). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, make a trip to Piazza Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, and experience rural life at Castello di Verrazzano.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Radda in Chianti trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Radda in Chianti in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rome.
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Find places to stay May 26 — 30:

Rome — 3 nights

Eternal City

Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, then pause for some serene contemplation at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, then admire the natural beauty at Villa d'Este, and finally admire the striking features of Villa Borghese. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip planner.

You can drive from Radda in Chianti to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Italy travel guide

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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.
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