11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 2 nights
+2
Fly to Palermo, Bus to Trapani, Ferry to Isola di Favignana
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Isola di Favignana
— 1 night
+2
Ferry to Trapani, Ferry to Pantelleria, Fly to Lampedusa
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Lampedusa
— 1 night
Fly
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Syracuse, Sicily
— 3 nights
Drive
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Taormina, Sicily
— 2 nights
Fly to Naples, Ferry to Forio
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Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 1 night
Ferry to Naples, Fly to London

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San Teodoro, Sardinia

— 2 nights
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Cala Fuili Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from San Teodoro: Grotta di Ispinigoli (in Dorgali), Grotta del Bue Marino (in Cala Gonone) and Spiaggia Berchida (in Siniscola). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Porto Taverna Beach and stroll through Spiaggia Bianca.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Teodoro route maker site.

London, UK to San Teodoro is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in September; daily highs in San Teodoro reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Isola di Favignana

— 1 night
Once famous for its white tuff shell quarries and tuna can factory--now turned into a museum--Isola di Favignana attracts divers and beachgoers with its jagged coastline rich in coves and caves.
On the 21st (Tue), make a trip to Grotte bue marino, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cala Rossa, and then contemplate the long history of Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Isola di Favignana trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from San Teodoro to Isola di Favignana in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Isola di Favignana, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Lampedusa

— 1 night
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Croce Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Pulcino, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia dei Conigli, make a trip to Santuario di Nostra Signora di Lampedusa, Lampedusa, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally identify plant and animal life at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lampedusa trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Isola di Favignana to Lampedusa in 9.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Isola di Favignana in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Lampedusa, with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Syracuse.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Syracuse, Sicily

— 3 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Duomo San Giorgio and Fountain of Diana. Get out of town with these interesting Syracuse side-trips: Ragusa Ibla (in Ragusa), Noto (Spiaggia Calamosche, Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari, &more) and Centro storico di Scicli - World Heritage Site (in Scicli). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe, take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, explore the fascinating underground world of Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), and delve into the distant past at Teatro Greco.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Syracuse vacation tool.

Fly from Lampedusa to Syracuse in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Taormina, Sicily

— 2 nights
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 26th (Sun): go for a walk through Piazza IX Aprile, don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, stroll around Villa Comunale, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Taormina, then learn about winemaking at Gambino Vini, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Corvaja, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Messina, then make a trip to Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico), and finally step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Taormina holiday planning site.

You can drive from Syracuse to Taormina in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Taormina are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Forio.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Forio, Isola d'Ischia

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at Giardini Poseidon Terme and then step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese d'Ischia.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Forio online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Taormina to Forio takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Forio, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Forio

Spas · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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