11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

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Rome
— 1 night
Train
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Naples
— 3 nights
Ferry
3
Capri
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Sorrento, Drive to Villa San Giovanni, Ferry to Messina Marittima, Drive to Catania
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Catania
— Few hours
Drive
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Palermo
— 4 nights

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Rome

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Piazza Venezia, Colosseum and Trevi Fountain. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip planning app.

If you are flying in from Sweden, the closest major aiports are Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport and Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport. July in Rome sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

3
nights
Naples

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Forum. Explore hidden gems such as Villa Cimbrone Gardens and San Domenico Maggiore. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Ravello (Villa Rufolo, Duomo di Ravello, &more), Pompeii (Casa del Fauno, Terme del Foro, &more) and Amalfi (Fontana sant'Andrea & Cloister del Paradiso). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, take an in-depth tour of The Neapolis Buried, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Gregorio Armeno, and contemplate the long history of Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Naples online road trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In July in Naples, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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nights
Capri

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): get great views at Belvedere Cannone, admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, make a trip to Piazza Umberto I, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belvedere di Tragara, and finally explore the activities along Marina Piccola.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Capri trip planner.

Getting from Naples to Capri by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Capri, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Catania.

Things to do in Capri

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

few
hours
Catania

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Catania trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Capri to Catania takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Capri in August, expect little chillier with lows of 23°C in Catania. You'll set off for Palermo on the 1st (Sat).

Things to do in Catania

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nightlife

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nights
Palermo

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Duomo di Monreale and Castello di Caccamo. Step off the beaten path and head to Duomo di Cefalu and Church of San Cataldo. Venture out of the city with trips to Cefalu (Chiesa del Purgatorio, Piazza del Duomo, &more) and La Bottega nella Roccia (in Caccamo). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Palazzo Conte Federico, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria dello Spasimo, contemplate the long history of San Giuseppe dei Teatini, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Palermo trip builder.

You can drive from Catania to Palermo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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.

Island of Capri travel guide

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Caves · Geologic Formations · Gardens
Capri, just 5 km (3 mi) from the mainland of Italy, has been a celebrated vacation spot and a coastal resort since the Roman Republic. Known in Greek mythology as an island favored by the sirens, Capri was a popular leisure destination for numerous Roman emperors. One of the more notorious emperors, Tiberius, built an extravagant villa on the island and allegedly flung visitors who displeased him from the high cliffs of his estate. Escape the swarms of visitors by sightseeing inland. The coastal areas may be known for attractions like beaches and caves carved out of cliffs, but deeper inland are other places to visit, including secluded natural trails and several abandoned forts.