60 days in Italy Itinerary

60 days in Italy Itinerary

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Catania, Sicily
— 5 nights
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Lampedusa
— 3 nights
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San Vito lo Capo, Sicily
— 5 nights
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Positano
— 6 nights
Fly to Cagliari, Bus to Baunei
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Baunei, Sardinia
— 3 nights
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Stintino, Sardinia
— 5 nights
Fly to Pisa, Ferry to Portoferraio
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Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 6 nights
Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Cinque Terre
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Cinque Terre
— 4 nights
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Florence
— 5 nights
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Venice
— 5 nights
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Rome
— 5 nights
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Santa Maria di Leuca
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Catania, Sicily — 5 nights

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Spiaggia di Santa Maria del Focallo and Spiaggia di Gallina. Take a break from the city and head to Blue Sea Diving Center and Etna Donkey Trekking. Explore Catania's surroundings by going to Ortigia (in Syracuse), Taormina (Isola Bella & Ancient Theatre of Taormina) and Spiaggia di Eloro (in Lido di Noto). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Etna Passion, contemplate the geological forces at Siciliamareterra, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Catania online road trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Catania is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can fly to Lampedusa.
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Lampedusa — 3 nights

Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Take a break from the city and head to La Tabaccara and Sciatu Persu. Visit Spiaggia dei Conigli and Mare Morto for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for all kinds of wild species at Centro Recupero Tartarughe Marine, get outside with Cala Uccello, and explore the gorgeous colors at Capo Ponente.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lampedusa trip builder app.

Fly from Catania to Lampedusa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to San Vito lo Capo.
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San Vito lo Capo, Sicily — 5 nights

A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
Visiting Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo and Spiaggia Isuledda will get you outdoors. Visit EL RIO Beach Bar and Spiaggia di Macari for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Vito lo Capo: Redfish (in Marsala), Grotta Mangiapane (in Custonaci) and Museum Of Optical Illusions (in Trapani). Spend the 6th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Cala Tonnarella dell'Uzzo and tour the pleasant surroundings at Calette Santa Margherita.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Vito lo Capo travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Lampedusa to San Vito lo Capo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and taxi. In August, daytime highs in San Vito lo Capo are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to fly to Positano.
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Positano — 6 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.
Visiting Fornillo and Lido di Ravello will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Arienzo Beach Club, Positano and Lido Capo di Conca. Get out of town with these interesting Positano side-trips: Ravello (Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, &more), Spiaggia di castiglione (in Castiglione) and Amalfi (Valle delle Ferriere & Duomo di Sant'Andrea). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, Head underground at Cave of Smeraldo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiagge Le Praie, and kick back and relax at Spiaggia Grande.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Positano driving holiday planning website.

You can fly from San Vito lo Capo to Positano in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In August, daytime highs in Positano are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Baunei.
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Baunei, Sardinia — 3 nights

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. Get in touch with nature at Diving Cala Mariolu and Piscine di Venere. You'll get in some beach time at Cala dei Gabbiani and Spiaggia di Foxiglioni. Change things up with these side-trips from Baunei: Su Sirboni Beach (in Marina di Gairo) and Tortoli (Spiaggia di Cea & Spiaggia di Musculedda). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Cala Mariolu and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Biriala.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Baunei road trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Positano to Baunei takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Stintino.
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Stintino, Sardinia — 5 nights

Stintino is a coastal comune (municipality) in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 200km north of Cagliari and about 35km northwest of Sassari.GeographyStintino is located on the peninsula of the same name, running from Nurra plain to the Asinara Island, part of the Asinara National Park, for which Stintino is the nearer embarkment place. Visit La Pelosa Beach and Cala Sant'Andrea for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Off-Road Tours and Spiaggia della Frana. Change things up with these side-trips from Stintino: Cala dei Ponzesi (in Asinara) and Sassari (Spiaggia di Argentiera, spiaggia di Porto Ferro, &more). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Le Saline, and stroll through Spiaggia di Lampianu.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Stintino trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Baunei to Stintino in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Baunei in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Stintino, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Portoferraio.
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Portoferraio, Elba Island — 6 nights

Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Escape the urban bustle at Spiaggia Di Sansone and Spiaggia di Seccione. You'll get in some beach time at Stabilimento Balneare Il Delfino and Spiaggia Luisi d'Angelo. Change things up with these side-trips from Portoferraio: Spiaggia di Cavoli (in Seccheto), Spiaggia di Terranera (in Porto Azzurro) and Capoliveri (Spiaggia Peducelli & Spiaggia Di Buzzancone o Cera). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Acqua marina, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia delle Tombe, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Portoferraio road trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Stintino to Portoferraio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Stintino in August, plan for slightly colder days in Portoferraio, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre — 4 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Step out of the city life by going to Bagno Maurizio and Asciutti Carlo. Take a break from Cinque Terre with a short trip to Bagno Stella Focette in Marina di Pietrasanta, about 1h 25 min away. Spend the 31st (Thu) exploring nature at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre. There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with 5 Terre Pelagos Boat Tours, stroll through Trail 531 Riomaggiore to Manarola, trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cinque Terre Trails.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Cinque Terre itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Cinque Terre takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. In August, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Florence.
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Florence — 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Bagni Etruria (in Castiglioncello) and Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa & Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano). Dedicate the 4th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Florence vacation builder site.

Drive from Cinque Terre to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Venice.
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Venice — 5 nights

City of Romance

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.
Get in touch with nature at Canal Grande and Riviera del Brenta Bike. Venture out of the city with trips to Verona (Piazza delle Erbe, Arena di Verona, &more) and Padua (Prato della Valle, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Venice are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.
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Rome — 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome online route planner.

Fly from Venice to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Rome, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Santa Maria di Leuca.
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Santa Maria di Leuca — 6 nights

Santa Maria di Leuca, often spelled simply Leuca, is a frazione of the comune of Castrignano del Capo, in the province of Lecce (Apulia), southern Italy. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Swim Liberi di Nuotare will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Spiaggia Botte and La Padula - Spiaggia Libera Attrezzata. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Maria di Leuca: Spiaggia della Grotta Verde (in Andrano), Spiaggia Porto Miggiano (in Santa Cesarea Terme) and Cala dell'Acquaviva (in Marittima). There's still lots to do: see the sky in a new way at Sidereus, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta del Soffio, immerse yourself in nature at Parco Naturale Regionale Costa Otranto - Santa Maria di Leuca e Bosco di Tricase, and kick back and relax at Channel Ciolo.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Santa Maria di Leuca online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rome to Santa Maria di Leuca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Rome in September since evenings lows in Santa Maria di Leuca dip to 22°C. On the 21st (Thu), you're off to home.
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Italy travel guide

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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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