22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

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22 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  27​h
1
Palermo, Sicily
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Bari
— 1 night
+2
Fly + bus + train:  5​h 45​min
3
Bellagio
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Canazei
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
5
Florence
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Rome
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Palermo, Sicily

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Explore Palermo's surroundings by going to Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo) and Tempio di Segesta (in Calatafimi-Segesta). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Cattedrale di Palermo, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, admire the striking features of Palazzo Conte Federico, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Norman Palace and Palatine Chapel.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Palermo day trip website .

Melbourne, Australia to Palermo is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Palermo is minus 9 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Bari.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro, Tempio di Segesta
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:
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Food Tours
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo

1
night
Bari

Bari
Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bari road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Palermo to Bari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Bari can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. You will leave for Bellagio on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Bari

Outdoors Historic Sites Nightlife
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:

3
nights
Bellagio

Bellagio ©
Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina), Lake Como Adventures (in Como) and Le Ville di Ravello (in Ravello). Spend the 25th (Wed) on two wheels at Anything But Work. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, appreciate the views at Valchiavenna, take a stroll through Menaggio, and admire the striking features of Villa Monastero.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bellagio trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Bari to Bellagio by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Bari in September, Bellagio is a bit cooler at night with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Canazei.

Things to do in Bellagio

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Lake Como, Riva Bianca Beach, Lake Como Adventures, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Villa Monastero
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 26:
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Anything But Work ©
Anything But Work
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello

3
nights
Canazei

Canazei ©
Canazei is a comune (municipality) in Trentino in the northern Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located in the upper part of the Val di Fassa, about 110km northeast of Trento. Change things up with these side-trips from Canazei: Puez-Geisler Nature Park (in Bolzano), Seceda (in Ortisei) and Adrenaline X-treme Adventures (in San Vigilio). There's much more to do: hike along Sass Pordoi, examine the collection at South Tyrolean Folklore Museum, head outdoors with La Terrazza delle Dolomiti, and make a trip to Sella Pass.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Canazei travel website .

Drive from Bellagio to Canazei in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Canazei

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Seceda, Puez-Geisler Nature Park, Adrenaline X-treme Adventures, Sudtiroler Volkskundemuseum, Sella Pass
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:
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Sass Pordoi ©
Sass Pordoi
Puez-Geisler Nature Park ©
Puez-Geisler Nature Park
La Terrazza delle Dolomiti ©
La Terrazza delle Dolomiti

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Dedicate the 3rd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Canazei to Florence in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 4:
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rome driving holiday planning app .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 8:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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