29 days in Puglia & Italy Itinerary

29 days in Puglia & Italy Itinerary

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29 days in Puglia & Italy Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  29 h
1
Gallipoli
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Taranto
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Naples
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Rome
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Florence
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Portofino
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
7
Milan
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
8
Venice
— 5 nights
Fly:  24 h
End: Sydney


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2
nights
Gallipoli

Gallipoli ©
Deriving its name from the Greek for "beautiful city," Gallipoli retains the charm of an old fishing port.
You'll get in some beach time at Swim Liberi di Nuotare and Cocobay Beach Bar. Get outdoors at Circolo Ippico Malepezza and Channel Ciolo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gallipoli: Grotta del Soffio (in Santa Maria di Leuca) and Sidereus (in Salve). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by Enoteca Salentusole, and don't miss a visit to Antichi Frantoi Ipogei.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Gallipoli tour itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Gallipoli is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Gallipoli due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect nights in Gallipoli to be somewhat warmer, around 24°C, while days are much warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Taranto.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Grotta del Soffio, Channel Ciolo, Sidereus, Circolo Ippico Malepezza, Swim Liberi di Nuotare
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Circolo Ippico Malepezza ©
Circolo Ippico Malepezza
Channel Ciolo ©
Channel Ciolo
Grotta del Soffio ©
Grotta del Soffio

2
nights
Taranto

Taranto ©
Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. On the 21st (Fri), learn about winemaking at L'Acropoli di Puglia, do a tasting at I Pastini, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Jonian Dolphin Conservation. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at GiuInLab, take in the dramatic natural features at Grotta del Trullo, and then take advantage of the amenities at Lido Ultima Spiaggia.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Taranto route planner.

Traveling by car from Gallipoli to Taranto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Gallipoli in August since evenings lows in Taranto dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Taranto

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Martina Franca, GiuInLab, Grotta del Trullo
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Jonian Dolphin Conservation ©
Jonian Dolphin Conservation
I Pastini ©
I Pastini
L'Acropoli di Puglia ©
L'Acropoli di Puglia

5
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Do your shopping at Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal and Miniaci Art Gallery. You'll get in some beach time at Fornillo and Lido di Ravello. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Marina di Praia Beach (in Praiano), Lido Capo di Conca (in Conca dei Marini) and Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di castiglione, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori, view the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, and contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello.

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Traveling by car from Taranto to Naples takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Taranto in August since evenings lows in Naples dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Positano, Sorrento, Lido Capo di Conca, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
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Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

5
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Do your shopping at Via Condotti and Porta Portese. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, contemplate the long history of Colosseum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rome online day trip planner.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Rome sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trastevere ©
Trastevere

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri and Mercato Centrale. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Fattoria Casa Sola (in Barberino Val d'Elsa), Poggio al Bosco (in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa) and Accademia del Buon Gusto (in Panzano in Chianti). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and do a tasting at Castello del Trebbio.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Florence tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Portofino.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Castello del Trebbio, Fattoria Casa Sola, Azienda Agricola Leuta, Poggio al Bosco, Duomo di Siena
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

1
night
Portofino

Portofino ©
Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Giorgio, step into the grandiose world of Castello Brown, then visit a coastal fixture at Faro di Portofino, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Area Marina Protetta Portofino.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Portofino trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Florence to Portofino takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Portofino. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Portofino

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Castello Brown ©
Castello Brown
Area Marina Protetta Portofino ©
Area Marina Protetta Portofino
Boat Tours & Water Sports

1
night
Milan

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then browse the different shops at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip planner.

Getting from Portofino to Milan by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Portofino in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 16°C in Milan. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

5
nights
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Piazza delle Erbe and Myosotis Karima Arte. Step out of the city life by going to Canal Grande and Like a Venetian. Venture out of the city with trips to Verona (Galleria Dello Scudo, Arena di Verona, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

Getting from Milan to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Verona
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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