22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

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22 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  24​h
1
Rome
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  3​h
3
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Assisi
— 1 night
train + Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Alghero, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Cabras, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Baunei, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Palermo, Sicily
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Venice
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
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 22nd (Sat), kick back and relax at Giardino del lago, then enjoy the sand and surf at Stabilimento Balneare la Baia Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): kick back and relax at Le Ninfe and then stroll through Calypso Beach Village.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rome trip maker .

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Rome, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, Rome is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Calypso Beach Village, Stabilimento Balneare la Baia Beach, Giardino del lago, Le Ninfe
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Stabilimento Balneare la Baia Beach ©
St. Clement Basilica ©
St. Clement Basilica

2
nights
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 24th (Mon): kick back and relax at Lido Di Camaiore, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Florence sightseeing planner .

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June in Florence, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

2
nights
Portoferraio, Elba Island

Portoferraio ©
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stroll through Spiaggia di Cavoli, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia delle Tombe, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Seccione, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Di Sansone, then meet the residents at Acquario dell'Elba, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia Canata.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Portoferraio trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Florence to Portoferraio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. When traveling from Florence in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Portoferraio: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Assisi.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Spiaggia Canata, Spiaggia delle Tombe, Acquario dell'Elba, Spiaggia di Cavoli
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Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Spiaggia Di Sansone ©
Spiaggia Di Sansone
Spiaggia di Seccione ©
Spiaggia di Seccione

1
night
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Nuova, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, and finally steep yourself in history at Eremo delle Carceri.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Assisi vacation planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Assisi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In June, daily temperatures in Assisi can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara

2
nights
Alghero, Sardinia

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
On the 29th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then let the kids burn off some steam at Parco Avventura - Le Ragnatele, and then stroll through Spiaggia di Maria Pia. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Spiaggia di Argentiera, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Mugoni, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Francesco.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Alghero travel website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Assisi to Alghero takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June in Alghero, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cabras.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Spiaggia di Argentiera
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spiaggia di Maria Pia ©
Spiaggia di Maria Pia
Chiesa di San Francesco ©
Chiesa di San Francesco

2
nights
Cabras, Sardinia

Cabras ©
Looking out onto a vast coastline from the southern shore of the lake, Cabras represents an ancient village best known for its rare historical finds that date as far back as the Neolithic times.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): stroll through Penisola del Sinis - Isola di Mal di Ventre, enjoy the sand and surf at Capo San Marco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Giusta, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Is Arutas. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Civico Giovanni Marongiu, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Su Tingiosu, then stroll through S'Archeddu 'e sa Canna, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Maimoni Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cabras route maker tool .

Traveling by car from Alghero to Cabras takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Cabras sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Baunei.

Things to do in Cabras

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

San Giovanni di Sinis, Chiesa di Santa Giusta
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Spiaggia di Is Arutas ©
Spiaggia di Is Arutas
Maimoni Beach ©
Maimoni Beach
Capo San Marco ©
Capo San Marco

2
nights
Baunei, Sardinia

Baunei ©
Baunei is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian island of Sardinia.GeographyThe municipality of Baunei is located about 100km northeast of Cagliari and about 11km north of Tortolì. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Il Monolite di Pedra Longa, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala dei Gabbiani, and then stroll through Cala Biriala. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Piscine di Venere, look for all kinds of wild species at Grotta del Fico, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Mariolu.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Baunei travel route planner.

You can drive from Cabras to Baunei in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Baunei sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Baunei

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Piscine di Venere ©
Piscine di Venere
Grotta del Fico ©
Grotta del Fico

2
nights
San Teodoro, Sardinia

San Teodoro ©
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): stroll through La Cinta, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lu Impostu Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Maneggio La Cinta, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museum Civitatense Basilica di San Simplicio. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Salina Bamba, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at Isuledda Beach.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Teodoro vacation site .

Drive from Baunei to San Teodoro in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Museum Civitatense Basilica di San Simplicio, Spiaggia Isuledda
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Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach
Spiaggia Isuledda ©
Spiaggia Isuledda
La Cinta ©
La Cinta

3
nights
Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Santa Rosalia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oratorio di Santa Cita, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Cataldo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Gesu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): contemplate the long history of San Giuseppe dei Teatini, get to know the fascinating history of Oratorio dell'Immacolatella, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oratorio di San Lorenzo, steep yourself in history at Palazzo Conte Federico, then admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace and Palatine Chapel, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Monreale.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Palermo online vacation maker .

Getting from San Teodoro to Palermo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Duomo di Monreale
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Santuario Santa Rosalia ©
Santuario Santa Rosalia
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Chiesa del Gesu ©
Chiesa del Gesu

1
night
Venice

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): wander the streets of Cannaregio, then kick back and relax at Bagni Sirena, and then get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Venice trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Palermo to Venice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bagni Sirena
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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