23 days in Italy Itinerary

23 days in Italy Itinerary

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Rome
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Reggio Calabria
— 1 night
Drive
3
Siderno
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Salerno
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Positano
— 4 nights
Fly
6
Palermo
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Agrigento
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Syracuse
— 2 nights
Drive
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Catania
— 1 night
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Rome — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: high temperatures in Rome hover around 38°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Reggio Calabria.
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Find places to stay Aug 17 — 21:

Reggio Calabria — 1 night

Reggio di Calabria, commonly known as Reggio Calabria or simply Reggio in Southern Italy, is the largest city and the most populated comune of Calabria, Southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): see the sky in a new way at Planetarium Provincial Pythagoras, take in the pleasant sights at Chianalea di Scilla, get great views at Belvedere di Piazza San Rocco, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Bergamotto, then pause for some photo ops at Monumento Dea Athena, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare Falcomata.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Reggio Calabria road trip planning website.

You can fly from Rome to Reggio Calabria in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Reggio Calabria. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Siderno.
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Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:

Siderno — 2 nights

Siderno is a town and comune located in Calabria, Italy about 3 kilometres from Locri.Siderno Marina is the newer town located on the Ionian coast. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at La Scialata and then identify plant and animal life at Parco di Villa Vittoria. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Solero Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Siderno, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Reggio Calabria to Siderno takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Salerno.
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Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:

Salerno — 3 nights

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Step out of Salerno to go to Tramonti and see Monte Finestra, which is approximately 40 minutes away. On the 27th (Sat), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Cilento, admire the natural beauty at Giardino della Minerva, delve into the distant past at Castello di Arechi, and don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Salerno.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Salerno trip planner.

Getting from Siderno to Salerno by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Positano.
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Find places to stay Aug 24 — 27:

Positano — 4 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Vicoli, scale e archi (in Atrani), Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Villa Rufolo, &more) and Amalfi (Valle delle Ferriere, Museo della Carta, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, head outdoors with Spiaggia della Gavitella, get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, and stroll through Spiagge Le Praie.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Positano trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Salerno to Positano by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Positano sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to fly to Palermo.
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Find places to stay Aug 27 — 31:

Palermo — 2 nights

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Cataldo. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Monreale, then contemplate the long history of Norman Palace, then make a trip to Cattedrale di Palermo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Via Matteo Bonello.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Palermo trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Positano to Palermo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Agrigento.
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Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:

Agrigento — 2 nights

Valley of the Temples

Historically one of ancient Greece's leading cities, Sicily's Agrigento is home to the seven monumental temples that make up the well-preserved Valley of the Temples.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at Seta Spa and Wellness, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del SS. Rosario, then indulge your senses at Archeo Cuisine - The Phoenicians, and finally delve into the distant past at Valle dei Templi. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Guastanella, get outside with Monte Cammarata, then identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata Foce del Fiume Platani, and finally explore the striking landscape at Scala dei Turchi.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Agrigento trip planner.

You can drive from Palermo to Agrigento in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Syracuse.
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Syracuse — 2 nights

Pearl of the Mediterranean

Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): admire the striking features of Palazzo Benevantano del Bosco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siracusa, surround yourself with nature on Ortigia Island Excursion, then step off the mainland to explore Ortigia, and finally delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico della Neapolis. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, then see the interesting displays at Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Syracuse road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Agrigento to Syracuse takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Catania.
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Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:

Catania — 1 night

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): cast your line with Barca Lachea Tour and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Catania trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Syracuse to Catania in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.
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Sicily travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Churches
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.
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