53 days in Italy, Malta & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

53 days in Italy, Malta & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Syracuse, Italy
— 4 nights
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Valletta, Malta
— 5 nights
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Victoria, Malta
— 5 nights
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San Vito lo Capo, Italy
— 3 nights
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Palermo, Italy
— 3 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 5 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 11 nights
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Milan, Italy
— Few hours

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rome vacation planner.

Sacramento, USA to Rome is an approximately 18-hour combination of train, subway, and flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Sacramento to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sacramento in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rome, with lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©

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 Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Orto Botanico di Padova, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more) and Verona (Casa di Giulietta, Giardino Giusti, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, pause for some photo ops at Punta della Dogana, and take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Venice holiday planner.

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for little chillier days in Venice, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Syracuse, Italy

Syracuse ©

Pearl of the Mediterranean

Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
Venture out of the city with trips to Noto (Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari, Spiaggia Calamosche, &more) and Ragusa (Siculamente, Ragusa Ibla, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the depths of the sea with Anemone Diving Center, take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, head off the coast to Ortigia, and Head underground at Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio).

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Syracuse tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Venice to Syracuse by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Parco Archeologico della Neapolis ©
Parco Archeologico della Neapolis

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Valletta, Malta

Most Proud

Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Venture out of the city with trips to Malta National Aquarium (in Qawra) and Mellieha (Mellieha Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Co-Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Mnajdra, learn about all things military at Fort St Elmo - National War Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Mdina Old City.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Valletta online tour planner.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Syracuse to Valletta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Valletta can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Upper Barrakka Gardens ©
Upper Barrakka Gardens

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Victoria, Malta

Victoria ©
The city of Victoria on the island of Gozo boasts an outstanding collection of Baroque architecture.
Victoria is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: shake up your sightseeing with Gozo Adventures, explore the activities along Inland Sea, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and delve into the distant past at Ggantija Megalithic Temples.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Victoria route builder tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Valletta to Victoria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Tal-Massar Winery ©
Tal-Massar Winery
Ta' Pinu National Shrine ©
Ta' Pinu National Shrine

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San Vito lo Capo, Italy

A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
Go for a jaunt from San Vito lo Capo to Castellammare del Golfo to see Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Macari, and go from sight to sight with Zagare & Gelsomini Transfer.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Vito lo Capo trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Victoria to San Vito lo Capo. In August, daily temperatures in San Vito lo Capo can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro

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Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palermo: Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale) and Cefalu (Oratorio del Santissimo Sacramento, Rocca di Cefalu, &more). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Parapendio in Tandem, contemplate the long history of Norman Palace, hunt for treasures at Mercato Ballaro, and make a trip to Quattro Canti.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Palermo online holiday builder.

Drive from San Vito lo Capo to Palermo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Parapendio in Tandem ©
Parapendio in Tandem
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

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Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Villa Rufolo, &more), Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi, &more) and Paestum (Parrocchia Ss. Annunziata, Paestum Ruins, &more). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, steep yourself in history at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples tour itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Palermo to Naples takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Naples

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Siena (Piazza del Campo, Duomo di Siena, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce.

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Traveling by train from Naples to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Naples in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Florence, with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Monte-Carlo is known for zoos & aquariums, casinos, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Larvotto Beach, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Gardens, admire the striking features of Prince's Palace, and try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Monte-Carlo online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Florence to Monte-Carlo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Monte-Carlo when traveling from Florence in September, with lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco
Larvotto Beach ©
Larvotto Beach
Mediterraneo Monaco ©
Mediterraneo Monaco

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Tecla, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Monte-Carlo to Milan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Milan when traveling from Monte-Carlo in September, with lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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