31 days in Italy, Seoul & Sliema Itinerary

31 days in Italy, Seoul & Sliema Itinerary

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31 days in Italy, Seoul & Sliema Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly + train:  9​h 30​min
1
Seoul, South Korea
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 30​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Sliema, Malta
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Milan, Italy
— Few hours
train:  1​h
5
Como, Italy
— 7 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Bologna, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
7
Florence, Italy
— 7 nights
train:  13​h
8
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
9
Seoul, South Korea
— 1 night
train + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Brisbane, Australia

1
night
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Seoul trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Seoul is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Korea Standard Time (KST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Brisbane in December: high temperatures in Seoul hover around 3°C and lows are around -5°C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rome.

Things to do in Seoul

Museums Shopping Parks
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rome day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Rome takes 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Seoul to Rome. Traveling from Seoul in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Rome: highs are around 16°C and lows about 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Fri) before leaving for Sliema.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
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St. Clement Basilica ©
St. Clement Basilica

7
nights
Sliema, Malta

Sliema ©
Situated on Malta's northeastern coastline, Sliema features a well-developed waterfront, the favorite stomping ground of the nation's wealthy upper class.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sliema: Mellieha (Popeye Village Malta & Mellieha Beach). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of St. John's Co-Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Rinella, explore the ancient world of Mnajdra, and take in nature's colorful creations at Upper Barrakka Gardens.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sliema trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Rome to Sliema in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rome in December: high temperatures in Sliema hover around 20°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Milan.

Things to do in Sliema

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Valletta, Mellieha, Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), Marsaxlokk Bay, Fort Rinella
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Upper Barrakka Gardens ©
Upper Barrakka Gardens
St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Mnajdra ©
Mnajdra

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hours
Milan, Italy

Milan
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Planning Milan trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Getting from Sliema to Milan by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sliema in January, with highs in Milan at 9°C and lows at 0°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll travel to Como.

Things to do in Milan

Nightlife Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:

7
nights
Como, Italy

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Como: Chiesa di S. Marta (in Menaggio), Bellagio (Borgo di Pescallo & i Giardini di Villa Melzi) and Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Villa Carlotta). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo) and admire the landmark architecture of Villa d'Este.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Como sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Milan to Como in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Como, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bologna.

Things to do in Como

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bellagio, Tremezzina, Chiesa di S. Marta
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
Borgo di Pescallo ©
Borgo di Pescallo

2
nights
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore, Palazzo Comunale, Piazza Maggiore, and other attractions. Step out of Bologna to go to Ferrara and see Castello Estense, which is approximately 52 minutes away. It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano.

To find where to stay and tourist information, go to the Bologna online trip builder .

Traveling by train from Como to Bologna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Bologna, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castello Estense
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell ©
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell
Basilica di San Petronio ©
Basilica di San Petronio

7
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
When in Florence, make a side trip to see Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, and make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Bologna to Florence by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bologna in January; daily highs in Florence reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip maker .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Seoul.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

1
night
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul
To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Rome to Seoul in 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Seoul is 8 hours. When traveling from Rome in January, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Seoul: temperatures range from 1°C by day to -7°C at night. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Museums Shopping Parks
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 23:

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