11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Milan
— 1 night
Fly
2
Palermo
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Agrigento
— 1 night
Drive
4
Taormina
— 1 night
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Drive to Messina Marittima, Ferry to Villa San Giovanni, Drive to Positano
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Positano
— 4 nights
Taxi to Sorrento, Ferry to Ischia
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Ischia
— 1 night
Ferry to Naples, Fly to London Gatwick

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Milan

— 1 night

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 1st (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Milan attractions planning app.

London, UK to Milan is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Milan due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in June; daily highs in Milan reach 33°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Palermo

— 2 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Cataldo, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Conte Federico, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, then admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, and finally contemplate the long history of Catacombe dei Cappuccini. On the next day, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale "Antonino Salinas", and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Monreale.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Palermo sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Milan to Palermo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Agrigento.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Agrigento

— 1 night

Valley of the Temples

Historically one of ancient Greece's leading cities, Sicily's Agrigento is home to the seven monumental temples that make up the well-preserved Valley of the Temples.
On the 5th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Collezione La Gaipa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Valle dei Templi, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Seta Spa and Wellness.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Agrigento online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Palermo to Agrigento takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Taormina.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums

Taormina

— 1 night
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Piazza IX Aprile, don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Varo, then stroll around Villa Comunale, and finally don't miss a visit to Ancient Theatre of Taormina.

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Getting from Agrigento to Taormina by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Taormina sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Positano.

Things to do in Taormina

Historic Sites · Parks

Positano

— 4 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Positano: Amalfi (Fontana Cap e Ciuccio, Museo della Carta, &more) and Ravello (Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Suppraiano, get engrossed in the history at MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano, and stroll through Fornillo.

To find out how to plan a trip to Positano, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Taormina to Positano takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ischia.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ischia

— 1 night
Ischia is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Epomeo, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese d'Ischia, and then stop by Atelier delle Dolcezze.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ischia trip site.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Positano to Ischia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ischia

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

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.

Sicily travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Ruins · Churches
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.