11 days in Italy, Corfu & Saranda Itinerary

11 days in Italy, Corfu & Saranda Itinerary

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Corfu Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Saranda, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fasano, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gallipoli, Italy
— 3 nights
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Corfu Town, Greece

— 3 nights
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Explore Corfu Town's surroundings by going to Sidari (Canal D'Amour & Paralia Sidari) and Paleokastritsa (Paleokastritsa Beach & La Grotta Beach). There's lots more to do: deepen your knowledge of military history at Old Fortress Corfu, wander the streets of Corfu Old Town, make a splash at Aqualand Corfu Water Park, and examine the collection at Achilleion Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Corfu Town online trip itinerary maker.

Rome, Italy to Corfu Town is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Corfu Town is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Saranda.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saranda, Albania

— 2 nights
A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Monastery of 40 Saints, then explore the historical opulence of Lekuresi Castle, then surround yourself with nature on Saranda Jeep, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pulebardha Beach and then explore the striking landscape of Butrint National Park.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Saranda online sightseeing planner.

You can ride a ferry from Corfu Town to Saranda in 1.5 hours. August in Saranda sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Fasano.

Things to do in Saranda

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Fasano, Italy

— 2 nights
Fasano is a town and comune in the Province of Brindisi, Apulia, southern Italy. On the 23rd (Mon), admire the striking features of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese, and then don't miss a visit to Cavalcata di Sant'Oronzo. On the next day, observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoosafari, then explore the striking landscape at Canale di Pirro, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Castellana, and finally don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fasano itinerary planner.

Getting from Saranda to Fasano by car takes about 9.5 hours. Traveling from Saranda to Fasano, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Fasano when traveling from Saranda in August, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Fasano

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Side Trips

Gallipoli, Italy

— 3 nights

Ionian Pearl

Deriving its name from the Greek for "beautiful city," Gallipoli retains the charm of an old fishing port.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gallipoli: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Santa Maria di Leuca), Sidereus (in Salve) and Maldive del Salento Pescoluse (in Pescoluse). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Lido Punta della Suina, head outdoors with Circolo Ippico Malepezza, relax in the rural setting at Agricole Negro Valiani, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Otranto.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Gallipoli sightseeing planning app.

Drive from Fasano to Gallipoli in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Fasano in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°C in Gallipoli. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Corfu travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Specialty Museums · Bars & Clubs
Island of the Phaeacians
Designated as a World Heritage Site, Corfu retains many reminders of the island's Venetian, British, and French heritage.The northernmost of the Ionian Islands, the mild-weathered city made it into mythology as the idyllic place where Poseidon enjoyed marital bliss with the nymph Korkyra. Allegedly named after this mythical beauty, the island offers a blend of well-developed seaside areas and pristine mountain ranges, popular with both package tourists and casual backpackers. The island's top attraction remains the pleasant city of Corfu, an architectural gem made for sightseeing on foot. The island also serves as a convenient jumping-off point for tours of the Albanian and Italian coastlines.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.