33 days in Italy Itinerary

33 days in Italy Itinerary

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33 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  36​h
1
L'Aquila
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Florence
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Palermo, Sicily
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
San Vito lo Capo, Sicily
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Taormina, Sicily
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Tropea
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Castellabate
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

4
nights
L'Aquila

L'Aquila ©
L'Aquila is a city and comune in Southern Italy, both the capital city of the Abruzzo region and of the Province of L'Aquila., it has a population of 70,967 inhabitants. Visit Sito Archeologico di Forcona and Chiesa di San Vito alla Rivera for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta and Chiesa di San Pietro A Coppito. Venture out of the city with trips to Piazza Garibaldi (in Sulmona), Borgo Medievale di Roccacaramanico e i suoi Ruderi (in Sant'Eufemia a Maiella) and Santuario della Madonna di Pietraquaria (in Avezzano). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Chiesa di Santa Maria Paganica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale dei Santi Massimo e Giorgio, get to know the fascinating history of Borgo di Assergi, and don't miss a visit to Corso Vittorio Emanuele II (L'Aquila).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our L'Aquila online trip builder .

Melbourne, Australia to L'Aquila is an approximately 36-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to L'Aquila, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in June: highs in L'Aquila hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in L'Aquila

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Borgo Medievale di Roccacaramanico e i suoi Ruderi, Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, Piazza Garibaldi, Oratorio di San Pellegrino, Santuario della Madonna di Pietraquaria
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Ocriticum ©
Ocriticum
Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta
Oratorio di San Pellegrino ©
Oratorio di San Pellegrino

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta and Centro Storico di Chiusdino. Get some cultural insight at Mate Winery and Torre del Candeliere. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Castiglione del Lago (Palazzo della Corgna - Palazzo Ducale & Rocca del Leone), Archeological Museum and Tomb of Hell's Quadriga (in Sarteano) and Cortona (Duomo di Cortona & Chiesa San Francesco). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Poggio Rubino, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella di Piazza, steep yourself in history at Palazzo Piccolomini, and don't miss a visit to Abazzia di Torri.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Florence vacation website .

Getting from L'Aquila to Florence by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Siena, San Quirico d'Orcia, Cortona, Montalcino, Pienza
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Mate Winery ©
Mate Winery
Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta ©
Poggio Rubino ©
Poggio Rubino

few
hours
Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella Di San Giuseppe Dei Falegnami, Facolta Di Giurisprudenza, Universita Di Palermo, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Giuseppe dei Teatini, get a taste of the local shopping with Museo Diocesano di Palermo (Le Stanze dei Vescovi), then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Conte Federico, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del SS. Salvatore.

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You can fly from Florence to Palermo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Palazzo Conte Federico ©
Palazzo Conte Federico
San Giuseppe dei Teatini ©
San Giuseppe dei Teatini
Santissimo Salvatore, Palermo ©
Santissimo Salvatore, Palermo

5
nights
San Vito lo Capo, Sicily

San Vito lo Capo ©
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Porto Palo di Menfi and Tonnara del Secco. Visit Chiesa di San Domenico and Chiesa della Santissima Trinita di Delia for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from San Vito lo Capo: Piazza Ciullo (in Alcamo), Cattedrale di San Lorenzo (in Trapani) and Cattedrale San Salvatore (in Mazara del Vallo). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Di San Vito, make a trip to Cappella di Santa Crescenzia, head outdoors with YMCA San Vito Climbing House, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Nino Non Solo Vino Prodotti Tipici..

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Vito lo Capo day trip website .

Getting from Palermo to San Vito lo Capo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In July in San Vito lo Capo, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Taormina.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Castelvetrano, Piazza Ciullo, Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, Cattedrale San Salvatore, Porto Palo di Menfi
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Porto Palo di Menfi ©
Porto Palo di Menfi
Chiesa del Purgatorio ©
Chiesa del Purgatorio

4
nights
Taormina, Sicily

Taormina ©
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
We've included these beaches for you: Lido Playa Sole Luna and Stockholm Beach Taormina. Kids will enjoy Spiaggia Capo Calava and Spiaggia di Mazzeo. Take a break from Taormina with a short trip to Capo Milazzo - Santuario di Sant'Antonio da Padova in Milazzo, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Copacabana, explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Corvaja, steep yourself in history at Quattro Fontane di Taormina, and take in panoramic vistas at Porta Catania di Taormina.

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Traveling by car from San Vito lo Capo to Taormina takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Tropea.

Things to do in Taormina

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Castillo de Castelmola, Spiaggia Capo Calava, Capo Milazzo - Santuario di Sant'Antonio da Padova
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Lido La Dolce Vita ©
Lido La Dolce Vita
Spiaggia Capo Calava ©
Spiaggia Capo Calava
Lido Playa Sole Luna ©
Lido Playa Sole Luna

4
nights
Tropea

Tropea ©
Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy).The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. Explore hidden gems such as Praia di Fuoco and Piazza della Repubblica. Parco Archeologico della Villa romana and Amantea Vecchia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Tropea side-trips: MUSABA - Parco Museo Laboratorio Santa Barbara (in Mammola), Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi (in Gerace) and Serra San Bruno (Santa Maria nel Bosco Santuary & Chiesa dell'Assunta in cielo di Spinetto). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Insediamento Rupestre e Museo della Civilta Rupestre e Contadina, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Concattedrale, make a trip to L'Affaccio, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Normanno Svevo.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Tropea travel route planner .

Getting from Taormina to Tropea by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Taormina in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 23°C in Tropea. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Castellabate.

Things to do in Tropea

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Serra San Bruno, Pizzo, Amantea Vecchia, MUSABA - Parco Museo Laboratorio Santa Barbara, Castello Normanno Svevo
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Santa Maria nel Bosco Santuary ©
Santa Maria nel Bosco Santuary
Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi ©
Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi
Castello Normanno Svevo ©
Castello Normanno Svevo

5
nights
Castellabate

Castellabate ©
Castellabate is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy.HistoryThe area was inhabited since Upper Palaeolithic times. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spiaggia La Grotta and Castello dell'Abate. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Santuario della Madonna del Monte Sacro di Novi Velia and Le Mura. Change things up with these side-trips from Castellabate: Murales (in Satriano di Lucania), Santuario Sant'Antonio (in Polla) and Villa d'Ayala-Valva (in Valva). There's much more to do: stroll through Spiaggia del Pozzillo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario del Getsemani, explore the striking landscape at Grotta del Romito, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa dell'Acquasanta.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Castellabate day trip website .

You can drive from Tropea to Castellabate in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tropea in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Castellabate, with lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Castellabate

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Capaccio-Paestum, Paestum, Papasidero, Villa d'Ayala-Valva, Ponte Tibetano
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Villa d'Ayala-Valva ©
Villa d'Ayala-Valva
Santuario del Getsemani ©
Santuario del Getsemani

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nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 23rd (Thu), appreciate the history behind Trajan's Column, then see the interesting displays at Complesso del Vittoriano, and then kick back and relax at Nuova Pineta Pinetina. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Prassede, explore the different monuments and memorials at Vatican Necropolis, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ancient Art in Barberini Palace, then steep yourself in history at Quirinale Palace (Palazzo del Quirinale), then delve into the distant past at Foro di Cesare, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza della Bocca della Verita.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rome itinerary planning website .

Drive from Castellabate to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Rome when traveling from Castellabate in July, with lows around 24°C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Vatican Necropolis
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Basilica di Santa Prassede ©
Basilica di Santa Prassede
Domus Aurea ©
Domus Aurea

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