42 days in Italy, Croatian Coast & Stuttgart Itinerary

42 days in Italy, Croatian Coast & Stuttgart Itinerary

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42 days in Italy, Croatian Coast & Stuttgart Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
2
Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Positano, Italy
— 5 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Naples, Italy
— Few hours
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
bus:  4​h 30​min
6
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
7
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
8
Stuttgart, Germany
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h
9
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
10
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
11
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
12
Orvieto, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney, Australia

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nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo, Tivoli Tours - Villa D'Este - Hadrian's Villa- Tours and Spanish Steps. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican Museums. There's more to do: wander the streets of Trastevere.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rome day trip site .

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Rome, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Sydney in August: highs in Rome hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 24°C. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tivoli Tours - Villa D'Este - Hadrian's Villa- Tours, Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Trastevere ©
Trastevere

3
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Your list of things to see and do now includes Catacombe di San Gennaro, Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli, Castel dell'Ovo, and other attractions.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Naples trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Naples, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Positano.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli ©
Catacombe di San Gennaro ©
Catacombe di San Gennaro

5
nights
Positano, Italy

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.
You've now added Spiaggia Grande to your itinerary. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Walk of the Gods, take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santa Maria Assunta.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Positano vacation maker website .

Getting from Naples to Positano by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sat) before leaving for Naples.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Walk of the Gods ©
Walk of the Gods
Spiaggia Grande ©
Spiaggia Grande
Church of Santa Maria Assunta ©
Church of Santa Maria Assunta

few
hours
Naples, Italy

Naples
To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Naples trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Positano to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. On the 11th (Sat), you're off toSplit.

Things to do in Naples

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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4
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Diocletian's Palace and Historic City of Trogir will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of Saint Domnius and Old Split.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Split trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Naples to Split takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Split can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You will leave for Dubrovnik on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Historic City of Trogir
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Walls of Dubrovnik and Rector's Palace. Get in touch with nature at Sunj Beach and Speed Boats Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dubrovnik: Cavtat Old Town (in Cavtat) and AR Atelier (in Gruda). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, take in the exciting artwork at Art by Stjepko, and admire the striking features of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace.

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Traveling by bus from Split to Dubrovnik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Sunj Beach, AR Atelier, Cavtat Old Town
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Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
Sunj Beach ©
Sunj Beach
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Visit Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace for their historical value. There's more to do: make a trip to Basilica di San Marco and contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

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Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. July in Venice sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll travel to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

5
nights
Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Escape the urban bustle at Merkur and Michaelsberg. Popular historic sites such as Würzburg Residence and Vieille Ville are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stuttgart: Goenneranlage (in Baden-Baden) and Rothenburg (Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop & Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum)). There's more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Mercedes-Benz Museum and steep yourself in history at Grabkapelle auf dem Wuerttemberg.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Stuttgart itinerary website .

Fly from Venice to Stuttgart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Venice in July, things will get slightly colder in Stuttgart: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Rothenburg, Baden-Baden, Würzburg Residence
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Michaelsberg ©
Michaelsberg
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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nights
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.
On the 14th (Mon), buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, then admire the landmark architecture of Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, and finally see a show at La Casa Maledetta.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Milan trip planner .

Getting from Stuttgart to Milan by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Stuttgart in September, expect Milan to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Monumental Cemetery ©
Monumental Cemetery

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nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Cinque Terre Trails and Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church will appeal to history buffs. Castello Doria and Oratorio dei Disciplinati di Santa Caterina are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cinque Terre: Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante) and Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova (in Genoa). There's more to do: take a stroll around Vernazza and tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre trip planner .

You can take a train from Milan to Cinque Terre in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. You will leave for Florence on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baia del Silenzio, Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova
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Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, and finally examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Florence day trip app .

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Florence in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Orvieto.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Wildlife Tours
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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Orvieto, Italy

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Moro, then steep yourself in history at Pozzo di San Patrizio, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Orvieto, and finally contemplate the long history of Duomo di Orvieto. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Orvieto Sotterranea, then learn about winemaking at Decugnano dei Barbi, then stop by Il Negozietto, and finally learn about winemaking at Madonna del Latte.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Orvieto holiday builder website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Orvieto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Orvieto can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Orvieto

Wineries Historic Sites Parks
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Decugnano dei Barbi ©
Decugnano dei Barbi
Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto
Chiesa San Giovenale ©
Chiesa San Giovenale

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