13 days in Italy Itinerary

13 days in Italy Itinerary

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Drive
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Orvieto
— 1 night
Train to Pisa Centrale, Fly to San Teodoro
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San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Baunei, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Villasimius, Sardinia
— 2 nights
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Bus to Cagliari Autostazione Arst, Ferry to Crispi - Scina', Bus to Trapani, Ferry to Isola di Favignana
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Isola di Favignana
— 1 night
Ferry to Marsala, Bus to Taormina
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Taormina, Sicily
— 1 night
Fly
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Lampedusa
— 2 nights
Fly

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Orvieto

— 1 night

Green Heart of Italy

The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Civita di Bagnoregio, don't miss a visit to Pozzo di San Patrizio, and then admire the landmark architecture of Duomo di Orvieto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Palazzo dei Papi and then Head underground at Orvieto Underground.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Orvieto tour itinerary builder website.

Rome to Orvieto is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Orvieto are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites · Nature · 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.
On the 3rd (Tue), kick back and relax at Cala Brandinchi, then kick back and relax at Lu Impostu Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Teodoro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Isuledda, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo, and then don't miss a visit to Nuraghe S.Pietro.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Teodoro trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Orvieto to San Teodoro takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. When traveling from Orvieto in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Teodoro: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Baunei.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baunei, Sardinia

— 2 nights
Baunei is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian island of Sardinia.GeographyThe municipality of Baunei is located about 100km northeast of Cagliari and about 11km north of Tortolì. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Su Sterru, kick back and relax at Cala Mariolu, and then walk around Parco Naturalistico Bellavista. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Gola di Sa Tappara, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Goloritzè, and then don't miss a visit to Tomba dei giganti di Osono.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Baunei online journey planner.

Traveling by car from San Teodoro to Baunei takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Teodoro in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Baunei, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Villasimius.

Things to do in Baunei

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Villasimius, Sardinia

— 2 nights
On the 7th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Simius Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Porto Giunco, and then get to know the fascinating history of Via del Mare. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museo Archeologico di Villasimius and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Mari Pintau.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Villasimius route maker website.

You can drive from Baunei to Villasimius in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Baunei in December since evenings lows in Villasimius dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in Villasimius

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Cala Rossa, and then make a trip to Grotte bue marino.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Isola di Favignana trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Villasimius to Isola di Favignana in 21 hours. December in Isola di Favignana sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Taormina.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Taormina, Sicily

— 1 night
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.
On the 10th (Tue), head off the coast to Isola Bella, make a trip to Corso Umberto, and then go for a walk through Piazza IX Aprile. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Gambino Vini, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Messina, then make a trip to Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico), and finally walk around Villa Comunale.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Taormina travel route app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Isola di Favignana to Taormina takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lampedusa

— 2 nights
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia dei Conigli, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Pulcino, and then pause for some photo ops at Porta D'Europa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Croce Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Cala Guitgia.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lampedusa online travel planner.

Fly from Taormina to Lampedusa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Taormina in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Lampedusa, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.