28 days in Italy Itinerary

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Rome
— 4 nights
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Drive to Pozzuoli, Ferry to Ischia, Drive to Forio
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Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 1 night
Ferry to Naples, Fly to Villasimius
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Villasimius, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Baunei, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 4 nights
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Fly to Palermo, Bus to Trapani, Ferry to Isola di Favignana
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Isola di Favignana
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Trapani, Ferry to Pantelleria, Fly to Lampedusa
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Lampedusa
— 2 nights
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Florence
— 4 nights
Drive to Piombino, Ferry to Portoferraio
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Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 2 nights
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Fly to Florence, Tram to Firenze S.M.N., Train to Venice
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Venice
— 3 nights
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Rome — 4 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: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rome road trip tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Rome is minus 9 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in July, with highs in Rome at 37°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Forio.
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Forio, Isola d'Ischia — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese d'Ischia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Soccorso, and then relax and rejuvenate at Giardini Poseidon Terme.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Forio holiday planning app.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Rome to Forio in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Villasimius.
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Villasimius, Sardinia — 2 nights

On the 29th (Sat), kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Mari Pintau, kick back and relax at Cala Pira, then see some colorful creatures with Centro Immersioni ALLDIVE, and finally kick back and relax at Cala Sinzias. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Colline del Vento, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Punta Molentis, then stroll through Simius Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Porto Giunco.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Villasimius trip itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Forio to Villasimius in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Forio in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 22°C in Villasimius. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Baunei.
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Baunei, Sardinia — 2 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. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): see some colorful creatures with Diving Cala Mariolu, then kick back and relax at Cala Mariolu, then stroll through Cala dei Gabbiani, and finally kick back and relax at Cala Goloritzè. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Grotta del Bue Marino, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Cala Luna, and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cea.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Baunei trip planner.

You can drive from Villasimius to Baunei in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Teodoro.
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San Teodoro, Sardinia — 4 nights

A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spiaggia La Cinta and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get out of town with these interesting San Teodoro side-trips: Grotta di Ispinigoli (in Dorgali), Siniscola (Spiaggia di Capo Comino & Spiaggia Berchida) and Oasi Biderosa (in Orosei). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lu Impostu Beach and kick back and relax at Spiaggia Bianca.

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You can drive from Baunei to San Teodoro in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in San Teodoro when traveling from Baunei in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Isola di Favignana.
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Isola di Favignana — 2 nights

Once famous for its white tuff shell quarries and tuna can factory--now turned into a museum--Isola di Favignana attracts divers and beachgoers with its jagged coastline rich in coves and caves.
On the 6th (Sun), make a trip to Grotte bue marino, stroll through Spiaggia di Cala Rossa, and then explore the activities along Egadi Sea. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then get engrossed in the history at Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Isola di Favignana online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from San Teodoro to Isola di Favignana takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Isola di Favignana can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lampedusa.
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Lampedusa — 2 nights

Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): kick back and relax at La Tabaccara, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia dei Conigli, and then kick back and relax at Cala Pulcino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Cala Croce Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Centro Recupero Tartarughe Marine.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lampedusa trip itinerary maker website.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Isola di Favignana to Lampedusa in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Isola di Favignana in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Lampedusa, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can fly to Florence.
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Florence — 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Historic Centre of San Gimignano and San Gimignano Bell Tower. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida), Pisa (Duomo di Pisa, Leaning Tower of Pisa, &more) and Pontile Bellavista Vittoria (in Lido Di Camaiore). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip site.

Getting from Lampedusa to Florence by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Lampedusa in August, plan for little chillier nights in Florence, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Portoferraio.
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Portoferraio, Elba Island — 2 nights

Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. On the 14th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Monte Capanne, tour the pleasant surroundings at Stabilimento Balneare Il Delfino, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Sansone, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Spiaggia delle Ghiaie, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cavoli, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Portoferraio planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Florence to Portoferraio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. In August in Portoferraio, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Venice.
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Venice — 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lido and Scrovegni Chapel. Change things up with a short trip to Prato della Valle in Padua (about 52 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, wander the streets of Cannaregio, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and make a trip to Piazza San Marco.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Venice holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight, tram, and train from Portoferraio to Venice in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August in Venice, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back 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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