26 days in Italy Itinerary

26 days in Italy Itinerary

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26 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  36​h
1
Citta di Castello
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Florence
— 1 night
train:  1​h
3
Pisa
— Few hours
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Cinque Terre
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
5
Amalfi
— 6 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Capri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Pompeii
— 1 night
8
Rome
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

4
nights
Citta di Castello

Citta di Castello ©
Città di Castello is a city and comune in the province of Perugia, in the northern part of the Umbria region of Italy. Escape the urban bustle at Lago di Fiastra and Crete Senesi. Get some cultural insight at Palazzo Ducale di Urbino and Duomo di San Leo. Change things up with these side-trips from Citta di Castello: Museo Madonna del Parto (in Monterchi), Aboca Museum (in Sansepolcro) and Cathedral (in Pienza). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dei Morti, see the interesting displays at Museo Diocesano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Cortona, and explore the historical opulence of Palazzo della Corgna - Palazzo Ducale.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Citta di Castello tour itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Citta di Castello is an approximately 36-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Citta di Castello. Traveling from Melbourne in July, things will get much warmer in Citta di Castello: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Citta di Castello

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Leo, Cortona, Museo Madonna del Parto, Palazzo della Corgna - Palazzo Ducale, Aboca Museum
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Palazzo Ducale di Urbino ©
Palazzo Ducale di Urbino
Museo Madonna del Parto ©
Museo Madonna del Parto
Chiesa dei Morti ©
Chiesa dei Morti

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, kick back and relax at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence online visit planner .

Explore your travel options from Citta di Castello to Florence with the Route module. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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hours
Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina and then see the interesting displays at Palazzo Blu.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pisa trip itinerary app .

Take a train from Florence to Pisa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Pisa are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Pisa

Museums Historic Sites
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Palazzo Blu ©
Palazzo Blu
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina

4
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Take a break from the city and head to Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza and Beach Bar Stella Marina. Get some historical perspective at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco and Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cinque Terre: Punta Corvo (in Ameglia) and La Baia Blu (in Lerici). Spend the 2nd (Thu) exploring nature at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre.

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

Traveling by train from Pisa to Cinque Terre takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Punta Corvo, La Baia Blu
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre
La Baia Blu ©
La Baia Blu

6
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Paestum Ruins and Castello Aragonese. Step out of the city life by going to Lido Capo di Conca and Fornillo. Venture out of the city with trips to Paestum (Il Tempio di Nettuno o Poseidone o di Hera II & Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum) and Bagni d'Arienzo (in Positano). Dedicate the 4th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Lido di Ravello, admire the local landmark of Fontana sant'Andrea, view the masterpieces at Ravello Arte, and don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Amalfi online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Cinque Terre to Amalfi by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, subway, and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Cinque Terre in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Amalfi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Amalfi

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Positano, Paestum, Castello Aragonese, Lido Capo di Conca
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins

2
nights
Capri, Island of Capri

Capri ©
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
On the 10th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Blue Grotto, Head underground at Grotta Azzurra, browse the exhibits of Villa San Michele, then take some stellar pictures from Monte Solaro Chairlift Seggiovia Monte Solaro, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Solaro. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps), race across the water with a speed boat tour, pause for some photo ops at Natural Arch, then explore the fascinating underground world of White Grotta, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Marina Piccola.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Capri holiday website .

You can ride a ferry from Amalfi to Capri in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and ferry. August in Capri sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Pompeii.

Things to do in Capri

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Anacapri
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Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele
Monte Solaro ©
Monte Solaro
Blue Grotto ©
Blue Grotto

1
night
Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Antiquarium and Excavations, then stroll through Nettuno Lounge Beach, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Vesuviano Giovan Battista Alfano.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pompeii vacation site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Capri to Pompeii takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and subway. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Pompeii

Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Nettuno Lounge Beach, Antiquarium and Excavations
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Nettuno Lounge Beach ©
Nettuno Lounge Beach

5
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cascata delle Marmore and Stabilimento Balneare Amerigo. Palatine Hill and Basilica di San Pietro are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Sabbianera Super Beach (in Anguillara Sabazia) and Stabilimento Balneare Tirrena (in Anzio). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome online travel planner .

Do a combination of subway and train from Pompeii to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Stabilimento Balneare Amerigo, Sabbianera Super Beach, Cascata delle Marmore, Stabilimento Balneare Tirrena
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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