37 days in Italy Itinerary

37 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25 h
1
Rome
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Naples
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
3
Positano
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Maiori
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Conflenti
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Capo Vaticano
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Reggio Calabria
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Catania
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Palermo
— 2 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Fly + Shuttle:  7 h
10
Otranto
— 3 nights
+4
Bus + Foot + Train + Bus + Fly:  30 h
End: Melbourne

4
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Colosseum and Catacombs of Saint Callixtus. Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, browse the exhibits of Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rome itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Rome is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Melbourne to Rome, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, Rome is much warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

3
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Parco Acheologico di Ercolano and MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti. Venture out of the city with trips to Salerno (Escape Room Intrappola.TO - Salerno & Cilento). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, get curious at Museo delle Arti Sanitarie, stop by Cardine, and learn about all things military at Galleria Borbonica.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Naples trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Positano.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Salerno, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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Escape Room Intrappola.TO - Salerno ©
Escape Room Intrappola.TO - Salerno
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano

6
nights
Positano

Positano ©
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.
Family-friendly places like Fornillo and Marina di Praia Beach will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: get outside with Walk of the Gods, Head underground at Cave of Smeraldo, enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, and get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei.

Make your Positano itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Naples to Positano by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Maiori.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Praiano, Monte Faito e Panorama
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Fishing Charters & Tours
I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos ©
I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos

3
nights
Maiori

Maiori ©
Maiori is a town and comune on the Amalfi coast in the province of Salerno . Kids will enjoy Spiaggia di castiglione and Lido di Ravello. Change things up with these side-trips from Maiori: Villa Cimbrone Gardens (in Ravello) and Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori (in Vietri sul Mare). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Lido Capo di Conca, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Maiori trip website.

Getting from Positano to Maiori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Conflenti.

Things to do in Maiori

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Lido Capo di Conca, Spiaggia di Atrani, Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori
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Sentiero dei Limoni ©
Sentiero dei Limoni
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello

4
nights
Conflenti

Conflenti ©
Conflenti is a comune and town in the province of Catanzaro in the Calabria region of Italy. Go for a jaunt from Conflenti to Castagna to see Bioittica della Sorgente about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Maria SS. delle Grazie della Quercia di Visora, examine the collection at Lanificio Leo, make a trip to Piazza Bonini, and get outside with Cascata di Cannavina.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Conflenti travel route site.

Traveling by car from Maiori to Conflenti takes 4 hours. You'll set off for Capo Vaticano on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Conflenti

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Soveria Mannelli, Carlopoli, Cascata di Cannavina
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Abbazia di Santa Maria di Corazzo ©
Abbazia di Santa Maria di Corazzo
Lanificio Leo ©
Lanificio Leo

2
nights
Capo Vaticano

Capo Vaticano ©
Capo Vaticano is a wide bathing place in the Municipality of Ricadi in Calabria, Italy. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): make a trip to Santuario Madonna delle Fonti, get outside with Ciccio sul Mare, head outdoors with Lido Onda Blu, then make a trip to Grotticelle beach, and finally kick back and relax at Capo Vaticano. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Insediamento Rupestre e Museo della Civilta Rupestre e Contadina di Zungri, stroll through Spiaggia Formicoli, then get outside with Military lighthouse, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia di Fuoco.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Capo Vaticano vacation planner.

You can drive from Conflenti to Capo Vaticano in 2 hours. July in Capo Vaticano sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can take a train to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Capo Vaticano

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santuario Madonna delle Fonti, Insediamento Rupestre e Museo della Civilta Rupestre e Contadina di Zungri, Spiaggia Formicoli
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Capo Vaticano ©
Capo Vaticano
Praia di Fuoco ©
Praia di Fuoco

4
nights
Reggio Calabria

Reggio Calabria ©
Reggio di Calabria, commonly known as Reggio Calabria or simply Reggio in Southern Italy, is the largest city and the most populated comune of Calabria, Southern Italy. Kids will appreciate attractions like Spiaggia Capo Calava and Museo del Bergamotto. Change things up with these side-trips from Reggio Calabria: Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari (in Tindari), Messina (Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico) & Duomo di Messina) and Riserva Naturale Orientata Laghetti di Marinello (in Patti). The adventure continues: visit Snai RC, pause for some photo ops at Monumento Dea Athena, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Cattedrale di Reggio Calabria Maria SS Asunta, and see the interesting displays at Pinacoteca Civica Di Reggio Calabria.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Reggio Calabria day trip planning website.

You can take a train from Capo Vaticano to Reggio Calabria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Capo Vaticano in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Reggio Calabria, with lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Catania.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Messina, Patti, Spiaggia Capo Calava, Chianalea di Scilla
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Lungomare Falcomata ©
Lungomare Falcomata
Spiaggia Capo Calava ©
Spiaggia Capo Calava
Snai RC ©
Snai RC

2
nights
Catania

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Piazza Duomo and then get in on the family fun at Etnaland. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, then step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Catania road trip planner.

You can drive from Reggio Calabria to Catania in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Catania

Outdoors Theme Parks Tours

Side Trips

Taormina, Etnaland
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Off-Road Tours
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Etnaland ©
Etnaland

2
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Mondello, make a trip to Cattedrale di Palermo, admire the striking features of Norman Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Monreale, and finally make a trip to Quattro Canti. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Duomo di Cefalu and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Palermo trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Catania to Palermo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Otranto.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Duomo di Monreale, Duomo di Cefalu
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Spiaggia di Mondello ©
Spiaggia di Mondello
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

3
nights
Otranto

Otranto ©
Otranto is a town and comune in the province of Lecce (Apulia, Italy), in a fertile region once famous for its breed of horses.It is located on the east coast of the Salento peninsula. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): make a trip to Cattedrale Di Otranto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Otranto, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Cava di Bauxite. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with La Dolce Riva, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Alimini, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Baia dei Turchi.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Otranto online tour builder.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle from Palermo to Otranto in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. July in Otranto sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Otranto

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lido Punta della Suina
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Cava di Bauxite ©
Cava di Bauxite
Baia dei Turchi ©
Baia dei Turchi
La Dolce Riva ©
La Dolce Riva

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