15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
+2
Fly + tram + train:  18​h 45​min
1
Siena
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Assisi
— 3 nights
+4
train + bus + foot + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
San Vito lo Capo, Sicily
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Taormina, Sicily
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Edmonton

4
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Popular historic sites such as Eremo di Montesiepi and Abbazia di Sant'Antimo are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like San Quirico d'Orcia and San Gimignano Bell Tower. Change things up with these side-trips from Siena: Pitigliano Centro Storico (in Pitigliano), Cascate del Mulino (in Saturnia) and Historic Centre of San Gimignano (in San Gimignano). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Monteriggioni, admire the natural beauty at Giardino dei Tarocchi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia di San Galgano, and contemplate the long history of Battistero.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Siena visit planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Siena is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Edmonton to Siena is 8 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Edmonton in July, with highs in Siena at 37°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Chiusdino, San Gimignano, Pisa, Pitigliano Centro Storico, Abbazia di Sant'Antimo
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Monteriggioni ©
Castello di Monteriggioni
Pitigliano Centro Storico ©
Pitigliano Centro Storico
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo ©
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo

3
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Do some cultural sightseeing at San Damiano and Civita di Bagnoregio. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto and Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola. Change things up with these side-trips from Assisi: Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore) and Orvieto (Duomo di Orvieto & Pozzo di San Patrizio). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Francesco, and contemplate the long history of Eremo delle Carceri.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Assisi route builder website .

Traveling by car from Siena to Assisi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Assisi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Orvieto, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, Civita di Bagnoregio, San Francesco, Arezzo, Cascata delle Marmore
Highlights from your plan
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

3
nights
San Vito lo Capo, Sicily

San Vito lo Capo ©
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
Popular historic sites such as Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo and Selinunte Archaeological Park are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Teatro Greco di Segesta and Castello di Venere. Get out of town with these interesting San Vito lo Capo side-trips: Erice (IL Duomo & La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico) and Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Macari.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Vito lo Capo trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and car from Assisi to San Vito lo Capo takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Assisi in August, San Vito lo Capo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Taormina.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Erice, Selinunte Archaeological Park, Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo, Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro, Teatro Greco di Segesta
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di Macari ©
Spiaggia di Macari
Teatro Greco di Segesta ©
Teatro Greco di Segesta

3
nights
Taormina, Sicily

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.
On the 9th (Fri), take in the pleasant sights at Piazza IX Aprile, then don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, then explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Corvaja, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Isola Bella. Keep things going the next day: admire the local landmark of Quattro Fontane di Taormina, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Messina, then don't miss a visit to Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico), then pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari, and finally explore the ancient world of Sito archeologico di Tindari (Patti, Me).

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Taormina trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Vito lo Capo to Taormina takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Taormina, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Messina, Tindari
Highlights from your plan
Piazza IX Aprile ©
Piazza IX Aprile
Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari ©
Quattro Fontane di Taormina ©
Quattro Fontane di Taormina

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