43 days in Italy Itinerary

43 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Venice
— 6 nights
2
Florence
— 5 nights
3
Siena
— 4 nights
4
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 2 nights
5
Rome
— 6 nights
6
Naples
— 6 nights
7
Capri
— 5 nights
8
San Vito lo Capo
— 2 nights
9
Taormina
— 1 night
10
Lampedusa
— 3 nights

6
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.
Do your shopping at Palazzo dei Diamanti and Mercati di Rialto. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dorsoduro and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Sirmione (Spiaggia Punta Gro, Jamaica Beach, &more), Verona (Galleria Dello Scudo, Piazza Bra, &more) and Ferrara (Ferrara Cathedral, Castello Estense, &more). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the long history of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, and don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary maker.

Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Venice. While traveling from Sydney, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Verona, Ferrara, Sirmione
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 8:
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Dorsoduro ©
Dorsoduro
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio

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 After Art Gallery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Pisa (Knights’ Square, Leaning Tower of Pisa, &more) and Bologna (Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, Basilica di San Petronio, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Pisa, Bologna
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa

4
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Get in touch with nature at Cascate del Mulino and Dog Beach San Vincenzo. Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Abbazia di Sant'Antimo. Venture out of the city with trips to Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino) and San Quirico d'Orcia (in San Quirico d'Orcia). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, look for gifts at Bianco e Nero di Sonia Staccioli , take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, and don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Siena sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Castello di Monteriggioni, Abbazia di San Galgano, Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Cascate del Mulino, Dog Beach San Vincenzo
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 17:
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Cascate del Mulino ©
Cascate del Mulino
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Dog Beach San Vincenzo ©
Dog Beach San Vincenzo

2
nights
Portoferraio, Elba Island

Portoferraio ©
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cavoli, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Sansone, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia delle Ghiaie. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Spiaggia Luisi d'Angelo and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Buzzancone o Cera.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Portoferraio trip itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Siena to Portoferraio in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. When traveling from Siena in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Portoferraio, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Spiaggia Luisi d'Angelo, Spiaggia Di Buzzancone o Cera, Spiaggia di Cavoli
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Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Spiaggia Di Sansone ©
Spiaggia Di Sansone

6
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get in touch with nature at Cascata delle Marmore and Lago di Piediluco. Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura and Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Villa Lante (in Bagnaia), Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense (in Tarquinia) and Catacomba Di Villa San Faustino (in Massa Martana). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Portoferraio in July, you will find days in Rome are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Terni, Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense, Catacomba Di Villa San Faustino, Villa Lante
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 25:
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Cascata delle Marmore ©
Cascata delle Marmore

6
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fornillo and Chicchi Beach. Get some cultural insight at Galleria Borbonica and Catacombe di San Gennaro. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Amalfi (Cimitero Monumentale, Cloister del Paradiso, &more), Lido Capo di Conca (in Conca dei Marini) and Lido di Ravello (in Castiglione). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Vesuvio National Park, delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, kick back and relax at Cala di Puolo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Naples trip itinerary website.

Take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Sorrento, Positano, Paestum, Borgo Medievale di Agropoli
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 31:
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Vesuvio National Park ©
Vesuvio National Park

5
nights
Capri

Capri
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chiesa San Michele and Castiglione. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at I Faraglioni and Fortini Coastal Walk. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Grotto, get outside with Le Ondine Beach Club, enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Grande Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Grande Public Beach.

To plan Capri vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Ride a ferry from Naples to Capri in 1.5 hours. In July in Capri, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Anacapri, Island of Capri
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 5:
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I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele
Fortini Coastal Walk ©
Fortini Coastal Walk

2
nights
San Vito lo Capo

San Vito lo Capo ©
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
On the 6th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Macari, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stop by La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta Mangiapane and then identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Vito lo Capo travel route planning app.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Capri to San Vito lo Capo in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. August in San Vito lo Capo sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Taormina.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico, Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro, Grotta Mangiapane
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Spiaggia di Macari ©
Spiaggia di Macari
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Taormina

Taormina ©
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
On the 8th (Mon), stroll around Villa Comunale, step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, then don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Piazza IX Aprile.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Taormina journey planner.

You can drive from San Vito lo Capo to Taormina in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Taormina, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale
Piazza IX Aprile ©
Piazza IX Aprile

3
nights
Lampedusa

Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
We've included these beaches for you: Spiaggia dei Conigli and La Tabaccara. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Cala Croce Beach. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF and stroll through Cala Pulcino.

Plan a Lampedusa trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Fly from Taormina to Lampedusa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Taormina in August, plan for little chillier days in Lampedusa, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 11:
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli
Cala Pulcino ©
Cala Pulcino

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