16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Taxi:  25​h
1
San Vito lo Capo
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Tropea
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
3
Turin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 45​min
5
Rome
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Venice
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

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night
San Vito lo Capo

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Vito lo Capo vacation planner.

Melbourne, Australia to San Vito lo Capo is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Melbourne to San Vito lo Capo, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in July, with highs in San Vito lo Capo at 34°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Tropea.

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Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo

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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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): stroll through Tropea Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tropea driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from San Vito lo Capo to Tropea in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Turin.

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Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Tropea Beach ©
Tropea Beach

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Turin

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Museo Egizio.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Turin online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Tropea to Turin in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Tropea in July, plan for slightly colder days in Turin, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Turin

Museums
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Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): head outdoors with Beach Bar Stella Marina and then get into the urban bustle at Vernazza. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Cinque Terre Trekking Gear Shop, stop by Art in Banchi, learn about winemaking at Terra di Bargon, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Fegina, and finally stop by Cantina du Sciacchetra.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Turin to Cinque Terre in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Turin in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cinque Terre: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

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Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Terra di Bargon ©
Terra di Bargon
Cinque Terre Trekking Gear Shop ©
Cinque Terre Trekking Gear Shop

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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.
Shop till you drop at Via Condotti and Porta Portese. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, take a stroll through Via del Corso, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica.

For maps, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read Rome trip builder site .

Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to Rome takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

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Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Trastevere ©
Trastevere

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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.
Head to Mercati di Rialto and L'artista della barbariafor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Doge's Palace, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, make a trip to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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