15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  20​h
1
Alghero, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Baunei, Sardinia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Lampedusa
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  4​h 45​min
5
Orvieto
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  4​h
6
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 1 night
Ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Assisi
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: San Diego

2
nights
Alghero, Sardinia

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
On the 23rd (Wed), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the striking landscape at Capo Caccia, and then Head underground at Grotta dei Vasi Rotti. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Bosa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Mugoni, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Maria Pia.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Alghero day trip planning site .

San Diego, USA to Alghero is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Diego to Alghero due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in September, plan for little chillier nights in Alghero, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Baunei.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Centro Storico Bosa
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Capo Caccia ©
Capo Caccia
Spiaggia di Maria Pia ©
Spiaggia di Maria Pia

1
night
Baunei, Sardinia

Baunei ©
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 25th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Mariolu, then kick back and relax at Lido di Orri, and then kick back and relax at Cala Goloritzè.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Baunei road trip planning website .

You can drive from Alghero to Baunei in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Alghero in September, Baunei is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Baunei

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Lido di Orri
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Cala Goloritzè ©
Cala Goloritzè

3
nights
San Teodoro, Sardinia

San Teodoro ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Oasi Biderosa and Spiaggia Isuledda. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo and Porto Taverna Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Teodoro: Spiaggia Berchida (in Siniscola) and Cala Gonone (Cala Fuili Beach & Grotta del Bue Marino). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lu Impostu Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia La Cinta.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Teodoro trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Baunei to San Teodoro in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Baunei in September, San Teodoro is a bit cooler at night with lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Dorgali, Oasi Biderosa, Porto Taverna Beach, Spiaggia Isuledda, Spiaggia Berchida
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Porto Taverna Beach ©
Porto Taverna Beach
Oasi Biderosa ©
Oasi Biderosa
Spiaggia Berchida ©
Spiaggia Berchida

1
night
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Pulcino, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia dei Conigli, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Croce Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lampedusa trip planner .

You can fly from San Teodoro to Lampedusa in 6 hours. Traveling from San Teodoro in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Lampedusa, with lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Orvieto.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Cala Pulcino ©
Cala Pulcino
Cala Croce Beach ©
Cala Croce Beach
Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli

2
nights
Orvieto

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): wander the streets of Civita di Bagnoregio and then explore the activities along Lago di Bolsena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Lante, then steep yourself in history at Pozzo di San Patrizio, then Head underground at Orvieto Sotterranea, and finally contemplate the long history of Duomo di Orvieto.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Orvieto day trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Lampedusa to Orvieto takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Orvieto when traveling from Lampedusa in September, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Orvieto

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Civita di Bagnoregio, Villa Lante, Lago di Bolsena
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Orvieto Underground ©
Orvieto Underground
Villa Lante ©
Villa Lante
Lago di Bolsena ©
Lago di Bolsena

1
night
Portoferraio, Elba Island

Portoferraio ©
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Cavoli, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Di Sansone.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Portoferraio trip planner.

Getting from Orvieto to Portoferraio by combination of car and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Orvieto in October since evenings lows in Portoferraio dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Assisi.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Spiaggia di Cavoli
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Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Spiaggia Di Sansone ©
Spiaggia Di Sansone

3
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Frasassi and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata delle Marmore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Assisi trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Assisi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Assisi when traveling from Portoferraio in October, with lows around 51°F. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Grotte di Frasassi, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, Cascata delle Marmore
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San Damiano ©
San Damiano
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola

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