23 days in Italy Itinerary

23 days in Italy Itinerary

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23 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  26 h
1
Rome
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Montalcino
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
San Gimignano
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Vietri sul Mare
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Syracuse
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
7
Palermo
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
8
Rome
— 1 day
Fly:  26 h
End: Adelaide

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary builder site.

Adelaide, Australia to Rome is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Rome is minus 8 hours. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in June: highs in Rome hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Montalcino.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
Montalcino

Montalcino ©
In the heart of wine country, the hill town of Montalcino offers a glimpse of untouched medieval-era Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Fortezza di Montalcino, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of the City of Pienza, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral, make a trip to Piazza Pio II, then take in the exciting artwork at Artemisia Gallery, and finally learn about winemaking at Cantina Fattoria della Talosa. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni, steep yourself in history at Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, then learn about winemaking at Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, then do a tasting at San Polino Winery, and finally do a tasting at Podere Il Cocco.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Montalcino trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rome to Montalcino takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Montalcino

Wineries Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Pienza, Montepulciano, Historic Centre of the City of Pienza
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 15:
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Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona ©
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona
Podere Il Cocco ©
Podere Il Cocco
Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni ©
Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni

1
night
San Gimignano

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of San Gimignano and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di San Gimignano.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Gimignano online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Montalcino to San Gimignano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in San Gimignano are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 15th (Mon), you're off to Florence.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites
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Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Duomo di San Gimignano ©
Duomo di San Gimignano

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Florence vacation site.

Drive from San Gimignano to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vietri sul Mare.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

3
nights
Vietri sul Mare

Vietri sul Mare ©
Vietri sul Mare is a town and comune in the province of Salerno, in the Campania region of southern Italy. Explore Vietri sul Mare's surroundings by going to Ravello (Villa Rufolo & Villa Cimbrone Gardens), Villa Romana e Antiquarium (in Minori) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Positano). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, shop like a local with Sol’Art Ceramiche, make a trip to Villa Comunale, and contemplate the long history of Santa Maria de Olearia.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vietri sul Mare planning site.

You can drive from Florence to Vietri sul Mare in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Florence in June, Vietri sul Mare is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Vietri sul Mare

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ravello, Villa Romana e Antiquarium, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Vesuvio National Park, Pompeii Archaeological Park
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 23:
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Boat Tours & Water Sports

3
nights
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
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.
Step out of Syracuse with an excursion to Centro Storico in Noto--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Ortigia, explore the fascinating underground world of Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siracusa, and look for gifts at Trimarchi di Villa Marchese.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Syracuse trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Tropea to Syracuse in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Centro Storico
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi ©

4
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 1st (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, then admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Monreale. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella Di San Giuseppe Dei Falegnami, Facolta Di Giurisprudenza, Universita Di Palermo, make a trip to Quattro Canti, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Gesu, then steep yourself in history at Palazzo Conte Federico, then contemplate the long history of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Palermo tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Syracuse to Palermo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Duomo di Monreale
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Palazzo Conte Federico ©
Palazzo Conte Federico
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

1
day
Rome

Rome ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Square, take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rome attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Palermo to Rome takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Square
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St. Peter's Square ©
St. Peter's Square
Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo ©
Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola ©
Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola

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