22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

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22 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25​h
1
Rome
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Greve in Chianti
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Como
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Venice
— 1 day
+2
Fly + train + subway:  6​h
6
Sorrento
— 2 nights
ferry:  30​min
7
Positano
— 2 nights
ferry:  3​h 30​min
8
Capri
— 2 nights
plane:  3​h 30​min
9
Rome
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne


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1
night
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, then contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, then don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally don't miss a visit to Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome holiday planning app .

Melbourne, Australia to Rome is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Central European Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in June; daily highs in Rome reach 34°C and lows reach 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Greve in Chianti.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

6
nights
Greve in Chianti

Greve in Chianti ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Montefioralle Winery and Castello di Verrazzano. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Accademia del Buon Gusto and Enoteca Falorni.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Greve in Chianti day trip app .

You can drive from Rome to Greve in Chianti in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Greve in Chianti when traveling from Rome in June, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Greve in Chianti

Wineries Historic Sites Shopping
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Castello di Verrazzano ©
Castello di Verrazzano
Enoteca Falorni ©
Enoteca Falorni
Castello Vicchiomaggio ©
Castello Vicchiomaggio

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Greve in Chianti to Cinque Terre in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. July in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Como.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Wineries
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Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©
Borgo Storico di Corniglia ©
Borgo Storico di Corniglia
Castello Doria ©
Castello Doria

2
nights
Como

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
On the 6th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Villa Olmo, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Fedele. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Civic Museum of the Risorgimento, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario SS. Crocifisso, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Abbondio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tempio Voltiano.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Como trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Como takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Como are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
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Basilica di San Fedele ©
Basilica di San Fedele
Cathedral of Como (Duomo) ©
Cathedral of Como (Duomo)
Lido Villa Olmo ©
Lido Villa Olmo

1
day
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.
On the 8th (Wed), make a trip to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, wander the streets of Cannaregio, wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre dell'Orologio, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Venice vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Como to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Sorrento.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio

2
nights
Sorrento

Sorrento ©
A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Museobottega della Tarsialignea, then take a leisurely stroll along Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro, then kick back and relax at La Solara, and finally do a tasting at Limonoro.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sorrento trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of flight, train, and subway from Venice to Sorrento in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and subway; or drive. In July in Sorrento, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for the ferry ride to Positano.

Things to do in Sorrento

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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La Solara ©
La Solara
Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro ©
Limonoro ©
Limonoro

2
nights
Positano

Positano ©
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.
On the 10th (Fri), take in the pleasant sights at Positano and then kick back and relax at Fornillo. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Grande.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Positano day trip planner.

Positano is just a stone's throw from Sorrento. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Capri.

Things to do in Positano

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Spiaggia Grande ©
Spiaggia Grande

2
nights
Capri

Capri ©
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Grande Public Beach, then explore the activities along Marina Piccola, and then trek along Fortini Coastal Walk.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Capri trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Positano to Capri in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Capri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Fortini Coastal Walk
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Marina Grande Public Beach ©
Marina Grande Public Beach
Fortini Coastal Walk ©
Fortini Coastal Walk
Marina Piccola
Marina Piccola

1
night
Rome

Rome ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at V Lounge Beach Club and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Stabilimento Balneare le Palme. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and then wander the streets of Trastevere.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome online trip maker .

Getting from Capri to Rome by combination of ferry and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, subway, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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V Lounge Beach Club ©
V Lounge Beach Club
Trastevere ©
Trastevere
Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona

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