12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Syracuse
— 1 night
2
Catania
— 1 night
3
Palermo
— 1 night
4
Naples
— 2 nights
5
Salerno
— 2 nights
6
Rome
— 4 nights

1
night
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Syracuse online trip itinerary builder.

Lisbon, Portugal to Syracuse is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Catania.

Things to do in Syracuse

Nature · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi ©
Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa

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night
Catania

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
On the 24th (Wed), make a trip to Piazza Alonzo di Benedetto and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa della Badia di Sant'Agata.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Catania trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Syracuse to Catania by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Catania

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Etna Passion
Highlights from your plan
Etna Passion ©
Etna Passion
Monastero dei Benedettini ©
Monastero dei Benedettini
Chiesa della Badia di Sant'Agata ©
Chiesa della Badia di Sant'Agata

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Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 26th (Fri), admire the striking features of Norman Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, don't miss a visit to Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo, then make a trip to Cattedrale di Palermo, then don't miss a visit to Sala Del Calendario Del Convento Di San Domenico, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Cataldo.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Palermo day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Catania to Palermo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Church of San Cataldo ©
Church of San Cataldo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

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nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Pompeii Archaeological Park, admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri, then delve into the distant past at Forum, and finally explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Miglio Sacro, admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, then don't miss a visit to Oltre I Resti, and finally examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Naples online trip maker.

Fly from Palermo to Naples in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Naples, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Salerno.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Pompeii, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Highlights from your plan
Miglio Sacro ©
Miglio Sacro
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Villa dei Misteri ©
Villa dei Misteri

2
nights
Salerno

Salerno ©
While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then cruise along Amalfi Coast, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, and finally take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Principessa di Piemonte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): examine the collection at Museo Diocesano San Matteo di Salerno, then admire the striking features of Palazzo Fruscione, then look for gifts at Sol’Art Ceramiche, and finally test your team's savvy at Mystery Room Salerno.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Salerno trip planner.

Getting from Naples to Salerno by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Naples in March since evenings lows in Salerno dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Salerno

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi Coast, Spas, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Sol’Art Ceramiche
Highlights from your plan
Sol’Art Ceramiche ©
Sol’Art Ceramiche
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Spas

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nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, make a trip to Spanish Steps, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rome online vacation builder.

Drive from Salerno to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Salerno in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Rome, with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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