22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rome
— Few hours
2
Ascoli Piceno
— 2 nights
3
Lucca
— 5 nights
4
Montecatini Terme
— 3 nights
5
Catania
— 3 nights
6
Palermo
— 3 nights
7
Rome
— 3 nights

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Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica and then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary builder.

Brisbane, Australia to Rome is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brisbane to Rome. When traveling from Brisbane in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rome, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Ascoli Piceno.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
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St. Clement Basilica ©
St. Clement Basilica
Santa Maria in Trastevere ©
Santa Maria in Trastevere

2
nights
Ascoli Piceno

Ascoli Piceno ©
Home to more than 200 towers during the Middle Ages, Ascoli Piceno has one of the most beautiful main plazas in Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): snap pictures at Ponte di Cecco and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Vincenzo e Anastasio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa della Scopa, examine the collection at Musei della Cartiera Papale, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Saint Francesco, thenmake a trip to Palazzo dei Capitani del Popolo, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza del Popolo.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ascoli Piceno trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Rome to Ascoli Piceno takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lucca.

Things to do in Ascoli Piceno

Historic Sites Museums
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San Vincenzo e Anastasio ©
San Vincenzo e Anastasio
Saint Francesco ©
Saint Francesco
Chiesa della Scopa ©
Chiesa della Scopa

5
nights
Lucca

Lucca ©
Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Pisa and Santuario di Montenero. Popular historic sites such as Basilica of San Frediano and St Martin Cathedral are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Lucca side-trips: Pisa (Basilica romanica di San Piero a Grado & Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina) and Duomo di San Cristoforo (in Barga). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Palazzo Pfanner, don't miss a visit to Piazza Anfiteatro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Michele in Foro, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre Guinigi.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lucca trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Ascoli Piceno to Lucca in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Montecatini Terme.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Pisa, Santuario di Montenero, Duomo di San Cristoforo
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 14:
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Basilica of San Frediano ©
Basilica of San Frediano
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina

3
nights
Montecatini Terme

Montecatini Terme ©
Montecatini Terme is an Italian municipality of 21,095 inhabitants within the province of Pistoia in Tuscany, Italy. Get some historical perspective at Montecatini Alto and Sacro Monte San Vivaldo. Explore hidden gems such as Poggio al Bosco and Cathedral of Saint Zeno. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montecatini Terme: Piazza dei Priori (in Volterra), Castello di Montefioralle (in Greve in Chianti) and Azienda Agricola San Quirico (in San Gimignano). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Montecarlo, walk around Parco delle Terme di Montecatini, pause for some serene contemplation at La Pieve di San Leonardo, and explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta Maona.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Montecatini Terme trip planner.

Montecatini Terme is just a stone's throw from Lucca. In September, daytime highs in Montecatini Terme are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Catania.

Things to do in Montecatini Terme

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Centro Storico Montecarlo, Piazza dei Priori, Sacro Monte San Vivaldo, Castello di Montefioralle, Poggio al Bosco
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Montecatini Alto ©
Montecatini Alto
Poggio al Bosco ©
Poggio al Bosco
Sacro Monte San Vivaldo ©
Sacro Monte San Vivaldo

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nights
Catania

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Piazza Duomo and Via Etnea. Do some cultural sightseeing at Parco Archeologico Greco Romano di Catania and Chiesa di San Francesco Borgia. Venture out of the city with trips to Noto (Corso Vittorio Emanuele III & Chiesa Santa Chiara). There's much more to do: ponder the design of Fontana dell'Amenano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Sebastiano, admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Biscari, and make a trip to Chiesa della Badia di Sant'Agata.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Catania trip tool.

You can fly from Montecatini Terme to Catania in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Noto, Basilica di San Sebastiano
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Piazza Duomo ©
Piazza Duomo
Parco Archeologico Greco Romano di Catania ©
Corso Vittorio Emanuele III ©
Corso Vittorio Emanuele III

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nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Duomo di Monreale and Church of San Francesco of Assisi -Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi. Step off the beaten path and head to Chiostro dei Benedettini and Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, steep yourself in history at Palazzo Branciforte, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Domenico e Chiostro, and admire the landmark architecture of Church and Monastery of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Palermo trip builder app.

Getting from Catania to Palermo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monreale
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Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Chiostro dei Benedettini ©
Chiostro dei Benedettini

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Rome

Rome ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Duomo di Orvieto and Church of St. Louis of the French. Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Necropoli di Tarquinia (in Tarquinia) and Pozzo di San Patrizio (in Orvieto). See even more of Rome: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and admire the landmark architecture of Cupola di San Pietro.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rome route planner.

You can fly from Palermo to Rome in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. On the 26th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Orvieto, Necropoli di Tarquinia
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Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli ©
Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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