54 days in Island of Malta, Tuscany & Rome Itinerary

54 days in Island of Malta, Tuscany & Rome Itinerary

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Valletta, Malta
— 10 nights
Fly to Pisa, Ferry to Portoferraio
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Portoferraio, Italy
— 7 nights
Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Pisa
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Pisa, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 6 nights
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Siena, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive
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Pienza, Italy
— 6 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 13 nights
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Valletta, Malta — 10 nights

Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Get out of town with these interesting Valletta side-trips: Mellieha (Ghajn Tuffieha Bay, Mellieha Beach, &more). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of St. John's Co-Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, kick back and relax at Golden Bay, and explore the striking landscape at Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja).

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Valletta planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to Valletta is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Valletta. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Valletta at 33°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Portoferraio.
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Portoferraio, Italy — 7 nights

Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Change things up with these side-trips from Portoferraio: Capoliveri (Centro Subacqueo Il Corsaro & Spiaggia Di Buzzancone o Cera), Spiaggia di Cavoli (in Seccheto) and Spiaggia del Relitto (in Pomonte). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Sansone, stroll through Acqua marina, discover the deep blue sea with Rio Diving Center, and head outdoors with Aloha Center.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Portoferraio trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Valletta to Portoferraio takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Valletta in September, with highs in Portoferraio at 28°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pisa.
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Pisa, Italy — 5 nights

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Change things up with these side-trips from Pisa: Lucca (Zazzi, Torre Guinigi, &more), Centro Storico Castelvecchio Di Rocca Barbena (in Castelvecchio Pascoli) and Fortezza delle Verrucole - Archeopark (in San Romano in Garfagnana). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Leaning Tower of Pisa, enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno Carlo, make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagno Pervinca.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Pisa day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Pisa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Florence.
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Find places to stay Oct 4 — 9:

Florence, Italy — 6 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Florence route builder website.

Drive from Pisa to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Siena.
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Siena, Italy — 5 nights

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Siena: San Gimignano (Duomo di San Gimignano, Historic Centre of San Gimignano, &more). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francesco, and ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico.

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Getting from Florence to Siena by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October in Siena, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Pienza.
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Pienza, Italy — 6 nights

Pienza, a town and comune in the province of Siena, in the Val d'Orcia in Tuscany (central Italy), between the towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino, is the "touchstone of Renaissance urbanism."In 1996, UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage Site, and in 2004 the entire valley, the Val d'Orcia, was included on the list of UNESCO's World Cultural Landscapes.HistoryBefore the village was renamed to Pienza its name was Corsignano. Change things up with these side-trips from Pienza: Merigar (in Arcidosso), Cascate del Mulino (in Saturnia) and Buonconvento (Horseback Riding Tours & ASD Il Destriero). There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Val d'Orcia, look for gifts at RI Crea RE, see the interesting displays at Museo Diocesano, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa della Nativita di Maria.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Pienza trip planner.

Traveling by car from Siena to Pienza takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Pienza sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 13 nights

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: Antico Presente (in Blera), Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este) and Macchina di Santa Rosa (in Viterbo). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and make a trip to Roman Forum.

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You can drive from Pienza to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. October in Rome sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Island of Malta travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Sacred & Religious Sites · Gardens
As the largest island in the country, Island of Malta is a center for Mediterranean discovery, luxurious relaxation, historical exploration, and buzzing European nightlife. Surrounded by ancient temples and old cities, the island almost feels like an archaeological site that's been converted into a prime vacation spot. Tourists flock here for the aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea, but you don't have to spend all your time on the beach. With a plethora of activities for any type of traveler, you may find yourself exploring a national museum, admiring the collections of boats and yachts in the bays, or people-watching in one of the many bustling squares.
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Tuscany travel guide

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Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.
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