17 days in Italy & Porto-Vecchio Itinerary

17 days in Italy & Porto-Vecchio Itinerary

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Fly to Rome, Train to Sorrento
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Sorrento, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Palermo, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cagliari, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Teodoro, Italy
— 2 nights
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Drive to Santa Teresa di Gallura, Ferry to Bonifacio, Drive to Porto-Vecchio
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Porto-Vecchio, France
— 3 nights
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Sorrento, Italy

— 2 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Marina di Praia Beach, then kick back and relax at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, and finally stop by Nana' Positano. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at La Masseria Farm Experience, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia di Ieranto, then stroll through La Solara, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Il Vallone dei Mulini.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sorrento online itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Sorrento is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from San Francisco to Sorrento, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in June, things will get a bit warmer in Sorrento: highs are around 82°F and lows about 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Sorrento

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Palermo, Italy

— 4 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina and Oratorio di Santa Cita. Kids will enjoy Cattedrale di Palermo and Oratorio di San Lorenzo. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Giuseppe dei Teatini, contemplate the long history of Palazzo Steri - Chiaramonte - Carcere dei penitenziati, cruise along Monte Pellegrino, and admire the striking features of Norman Palace.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Palermo travel route planner.

You can fly from Sorrento to Palermo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cagliari.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Cagliari, Italy

— 4 nights

City of Sun

The capital of Sardinia, Cagliari is spread out over seven hills and still bears the marks of its past conquerors, including the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans.
Attractions like Spiaggia di Solanas and Poetto make great kid-friendly stops. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Timi Ama Beach and Porto Giunco. Explore Cagliari's surroundings by going to Spiaggia Chia Sardegna (in Domus de Maria), Spiaggia di Tuerredda (in Teulada) and Monte Cogoni Beach (in Chia). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele, take a stroll through Quartiere Castello, stop by Quartiere Villanova, and examine the collection at Museo del Tesoro e Area Archeologica di Sant'Eulalia.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cagliari trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Palermo to Cagliari in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June in Cagliari, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Cagliari

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

San Teodoro, Italy

— 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.
Family-friendly places like Spiaggia La Cinta and Cala Sassari will thrill your kids. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lu Impostu Beach and Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo. Explore San Teodoro's surroundings by going to Swim with Dolphins (in Golfo Aranci) and Spiaggia del Dottore (in Murta Maria). There's lots more to do: tee off at Puntaldia Golf Club, stroll through Cala Brandinchi, and kick back and relax at Spiaggia Sa Capannizza.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Teodoro journey site.

You can drive from Cagliari to San Teodoro in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Porto-Vecchio, France

— 3 nights
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): head outdoors with Ranch Villata, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Tour Genoise Fautea, then kick back and relax at Plage de Carataggio, and finally stroll through Plage de Palombaggia. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Sentier Littoral des Bruzzi, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Canetto, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Porto Novo, and finally stroll through Plage de Santa Giulia.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Porto-Vecchio trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from San Teodoro to Porto-Vecchio by combination of car and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June in Porto-Vecchio, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 63°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

Sicily travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Ruins · Churches
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.

Sardinia travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Landmarks · Caves
Sardinia, with its Mediterranean atmosphere and charm, is loved by visitors looking for things to do outdoors on their holiday, like swimming, boating, windsurfing, hiking, climbing, and camping. Taking advantage of the island's near-perfect summer weather, visitors tend to overcrowd Sardinia's coastal areas. The inner life of the island, away from the most popular vacation spots, remains largely unblemished by mass tourism and commercialization. Sardinia is steeped in history and has a colorful character quite different from the rest of Italy. This is where the ancient Nuragic society, whose stone monuments still litter the land, flourished more than three millennia ago--predating the Etruscan civilization in mainland Italy by several hundred years. Sardinia's seaside resorts may be among the best in the world, but its quieter and more interesting countryside offers a greater array of attractions, including a patchwork of forests, citrus groves, and medieval villages.

Corsica travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Historic Sites
The island paradise of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea is a mosaic of diverse landscapes from comfortable sandy beaches and steep, narrow paved streets to inhospitable mountains rising up from the pasture. Ideal for a beach vacation, Corsica offers adventures on and off the sand, including scuba diving, sailing, and hiking. Enjoy a rugged mountain adventure by sightseeing along the famous Grande Randonnée (GR) 20 path. For an intense view of the island and the jagged coastline from the water, rent a boat to travel around the island or charter a cruise.