12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Catania
— Few hours
2
Syracuse
— 3 nights
3
Taormina
— 3 nights
4
Positano
— 4 nights
5
Naples
— Few hours

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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.
To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Catania driving holiday planner.

Kansas City, USA to Catania is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Kansas City to Catania due to the time zone difference. On the 25th (Thu), you'll travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Catania

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

3
nights
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.
Ortigia has been added to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe and Monastero del San salvatore. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palazzo Nicolaci and Teatro Greco. Change things up with these side-trips from Syracuse: Palazzo Castelluccio (in Noto) and Museo della Mandorla di Avola (in Avola). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile, steep yourself in history at Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Paolo, and stop by Giudecca Trentasette Ortigia.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Syracuse trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Catania to Syracuse takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sun) before leaving for Taormina.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Noto, Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto, Museo della Mandorla di Avola
Highlights from your plan
Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe ©
Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe
Palazzo Nicolaci ©
Palazzo Nicolaci

3
nights
Taormina

Taormina ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chiesa Madonna della Rocca and Duomo di Taormina. Get some cultural insight at Castillo de Castelmola and Palazzo Ciampoli di Taormina. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taormina: Randazzo (Basilica di Santa Maria & Via degli Archi). There's much more to do: stroll through Lido La Dolce Vita, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Playa Sole Luna, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Duomo, and admire the landmark architecture of Porta Catania di Taormina.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Taormina online holiday maker.

You can drive from Syracuse to Taormina in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Taormina can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 1st (Wed), you'll travel to Positano.

Things to do in Taormina

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Randazzo, Castillo de Castelmola
Highlights from your plan
Quattro Fontane di Taormina ©
Quattro Fontane di Taormina
Castillo de Castelmola ©
Castillo de Castelmola
Chiesa Madonna della Rocca ©
Chiesa Madonna della Rocca

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nights
Positano

Positano ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Villa Rufolo and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Visit Fornillo and Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Ravello (Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, Duomo di Ravello, &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santa Maria Assunta, Head underground at Cave of Smeraldo, take in the exciting artwork at Art & Craft Gallery, and ponder the design of Fontana sant'Andrea.

For where to stay and tourist information, go to the Positano journey planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Taormina to Positano takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

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Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Teatro Grande.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Naples road trip site.

Getting from Positano to Naples by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Teatro Grande
Highlights from your plan
Teatro Grande ©
Teatro Grande

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