17 days in Italy & Pula Itinerary

17 days in Italy & Pula Itinerary

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Fly to Naples International Airport, Drive to Sorrento
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Sorrento, Italy
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ischia, Italy
— 6 nights
Ferry to Pozzuoli, Drive to Rome
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Siena, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pula, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive

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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.
On the 20th (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at Torre di Grado, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, then get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Sorrento online trip itinerary planner.

Jacksonville, USA to Sorrento is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Jacksonville to Sorrento, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. August in Sorrento sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Ischia.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Ischia, Italy

— 6 nights
Ischia is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Change things up with these side-trips from Ischia: Procida (Spiaggia del Pozzo Vecchio, The Port of Corricella, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Castello Aragonese d'Ischia, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Soccorso, indulge in some personalized pampering at Giardini Poseidon Terme, and look for gifts at Ischia Salumi.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ischia road trip planning website.

Traveling by ferry from Sorrento to Ischia takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ischia

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rome attractions planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ischia to Rome in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. August in Rome sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Siena, Italy

— 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbazia di San Galgano.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Siena trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Rome to Siena takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Siena are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Pula.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Pula, Croatia

— 3 nights
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
Take a break from Pula with a short trip to Kamenjak National Park in Premantura, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Pula Arena, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Augustus, admire the striking features of Arco dei Sergi, and experience rural life at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

To find out how to plan a trip to Pula, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Siena to Pula in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Siena in September: highs in Pula hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Pula

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.

Isola d'Ischia travel guide

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Thermal Spas · Castles · Beaches
Floating in the Bay of Naples, mountainous Isola d'Ischia boasts a 34 km (21 mi) long coastline. Nearly 6 million tourists vacation on this volcanic island every year, attracted by its famous thermal spas, beaches, and excellent food. The largest of its beachside towns, e Ischia, often called the Green Island, features a temperate climate allowing a range of Mediterranean plants to thrive in the fertile volcanic soil. On the southern side of the island, you'll see palms, cacti, and agave plants. Other places to visit include the almond groves, vineyards, and olive plantations that cover the northern side of Ischia. Farther away from the island's coastline, you can explore villas, gardens, and ancient towers.

Tuscany travel guide

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Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.