13 days in Italy Itinerary

13 days in Italy Itinerary

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13 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + train:  25​h 15​min
1
Bari
— 1 night
train:  30​min
2
Polignano a Mare
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Alberobello
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Matera
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Positano
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Pompeii
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
7
Rome
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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 where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bari trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Bari is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Bari. In July, Bari is warmer than Sydney - with highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Polignano a Mare.

Things to do in Bari

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cattedrale Maria SS. Assunta, Parrocchia di San Corrado
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Pane e Pomodoro Beach ©
Pane e Pomodoro Beach
Cattedrale Maria SS. Assunta ©
Cattedrale Maria SS. Assunta

2
nights
Polignano a Mare

Polignano a Mare ©
Polignano a Mare is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, located on the Adriatic Sea. On the 5th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Ottagono, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Liberta, then get engrossed in the history at Masseria Brancati, and finally look for gifts at Polignano a mare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cattedrale Maria Santissima della Madia, then stop by La Mia Fioraia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Conversano, and finally take advantage of the amenities at Coco Beach Club.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Polignano a Mare travel itinerary creator.

Polignano a Mare is just a short distance from Bari. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Alberobello.

Things to do in Polignano a Mare

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ostuni, Monopoli, Cattedrale di Conversano, Lido Ottagono
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Masseria Brancati ©
Masseria Brancati
Coco Beach Club ©
Coco Beach Club

1
night
Alberobello

Alberobello ©
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the verdant scenery at Valle d'Itria, then see the interesting displays at Palazzo Ducale, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Martino.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Alberobello travel planner.

Alberobello is just a short distance from Polignano a Mare. In July, daytime highs in Alberobello are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Alberobello

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Martina Franca
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Basilica di San Martino ©
Basilica di San Martino
Palazzo Ducale ©
Palazzo Ducale

4
nights
Matera

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera and Cattedrale will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Lido Zanzibar and La Grancia. Explore Matera's surroundings by going to Gravina Sotterranea (in Gravina in Puglia) and Metaponto (Tavole Palatine & Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Metaponto). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museo Laboratorio Della Civiltà Contadina, delve into the distant past at Craco, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Purgatorio.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Matera trip generator.

Getting from Alberobello to Matera by taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Positano.

Things to do in Matera

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cattedrale, Lido Zanzibar, La Grancia, Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Metaponto, Gravina Sotterranea
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Gravina Sotterranea ©
Gravina Sotterranea

1
night
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.
On the 11th (Tue), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Giusso, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Antico Bagno Stabilimento Balneare.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Positano vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Matera to Positano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Matera in July since evenings lows in Positano dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pompeii.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Vico Equense
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Castello Giusso ©
Castello Giusso

1
night
Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Faito e Panorama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Apollo, delve into the distant past at Casa del Fauno, then explore the ancient world of Terme del Foro, then take an in-depth tour of Antiquarium and Excavations, and finally steep yourself in history at Lupanar.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Pompeii itinerary builder.

You can drive from Positano to Pompeii in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Pompeii, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Monte Faito e Panorama, Antiquarium and Excavations
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Casa del Fauno ©
Casa del Fauno
Monte Faito e Panorama ©
Monte Faito e Panorama
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo

1
night
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 13th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then see the interesting displays at St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Roman Forum and then kick back and relax at MOAI Beach.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip builder.

You can take a train from Pompeii to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. July in Rome sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Moai Beach
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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