13 days in Italy Itinerary

13 days in Italy Itinerary

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Villasimius, Sardinia
— 1 night
Fly to Pisa, Ferry to Portoferraio
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Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Porto Biglietterie Sud, Fly to San Teodoro
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San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 2 nights
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Fly to Palermo, Bus to Trapani, Ferry to Isola di Favignana
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Isola di Favignana
— 1 night
Bus
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San Vito lo Capo, Sicily
— 1 night
Fly
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Lampedusa
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rome
— 3 nights
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Villasimius, Sardinia

— 1 night
On the 10th (Sat), kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Punta Molentis, kick back and relax at Simius Beach, and then stroll through Porto Giunco.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Villasimius trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Villasimius is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Villasimius due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dubai in July, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Villasimius: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Villasimius

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Portoferraio, Elba Island

— 2 nights
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. On the 11th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia delle Ghiaie, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Di Sansone, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia La Sorgente. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): kick back and relax at Spiaggia del Relitto, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cavoli, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Della Biodola, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Seccione.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Portoferraio trip itinerary site.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Villasimius to Portoferraio in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. While traveling from Villasimius, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Portoferraio, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Porto Taverna Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo, then kick back and relax at Lu Impostu Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia La Cinta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Capo Comino, trek along Spiaggia Berchida, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Sa Curcurica.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Teodoro holiday site.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Portoferraio to San Teodoro in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. While traveling from Portoferraio, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Teodoro, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

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 15th (Thu), browse the exhibits of Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cala Rossa, and then make a trip to Grotte bue marino.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Isola di Favignana online itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from San Teodoro to Isola di Favignana in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Isola di Favignana, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Beaches · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

San Vito lo Capo, Sicily

— 1 night
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Macari, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Isuledda, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Tonnarella dell'Uzzo.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read San Vito lo Capo trip planning site.

Getting from Isola di Favignana to San Vito lo Capo by bus takes about 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in San Vito lo Capo can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Lampedusa.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lampedusa

— 2 nights
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at La Tabaccara, then kick back and relax at Cala Pulcino, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia dei Conigli, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Croce Beach. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Sciatu Persu and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lampedusa trip builder.

Traveling by flight from San Vito lo Capo to Lampedusa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Villa Borghese, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip builder.

Fly from Lampedusa to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. When traveling from Lampedusa in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Italy travel guide

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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.