17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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Sirolo
— 2 nights
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Vasto
— 1 night
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Guardiagrele
— 2 nights
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Pompeii
— 4 nights
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Maratea
— 3 nights
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Gioiosa Ionica
— 1 night
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Tropea
— 3 nights
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Sirolo

— 2 nights
Sirolo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Ancona in the Italian region of Marche. Explore Sirolo's surroundings by going to Azienda Agraria Guerrieri (in Piagge), Grotte di Frasassi (in Genga) and Walls (in Corinaldo). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Spiaggia dei Sassi Neri, examine the collection at Museo dell'Infanzia, head outdoors with Spiaggia di San Michele, and Head underground at Grotte di Osimo.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sirolo day trip tool.

Milan to Sirolo is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. August in Sirolo sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vasto.

Things to do in Sirolo

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Vasto

— 1 night
The Città del Vasto or Vasto is a town and comune on the Adriatic coast of the Province of Chieti in southern Abruzzo, Italy. On the 10th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Riserva Naturale di Punta Aderci, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale San Giuseppe, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Vasto, then glide peacefully along the water with Le Vele Vasto, and finally don't miss a visit to Loggia Amblingh.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Vasto trip planner.

You can drive from Sirolo to Vasto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Guardiagrele.

Things to do in Vasto

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Guardiagrele

— 2 nights
Guardiagrele is a town and comune in the province of Chieti, part of the Abruzzo region of central Italy. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at The Shrine Church of St. Camillus de Lellis, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata di San Giovanni, then take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Balzolo, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Parco Avventura Majella. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Area Faunistica dell'Orso Bruno, then Head underground at Grotte del Cavallone, then stroll through Gole di Fara San Martino, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Medievale di Pennapiedimonte.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Guardiagrele online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Vasto to Guardiagrele takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pompeii.

Things to do in Guardiagrele

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Pompeii

— 4 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Venture out of the city with trips to Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea & Centro Storico), Paestum (Lido Mediterraneo Beach, Paestum Ruins, &more) and Ravello (Duomo di Ravello, Villa Cimbrone Gardens, &more). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, contemplate the long history of Lupanar, enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, and take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Pompeii itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Guardiagrele to Pompeii takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Pompeii are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Maratea.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Maratea

— 3 nights
Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. Get out of town with these interesting Maratea side-trips: Arco Magno (in San Nicola Arcella), Parco Avventura Gioia (in Laino Borgo) and Oleificio Goccia d'Oro di Calabria (in Santa Maria del Cedro). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Il Mirto Solarium Bar, stroll through La Secca, step off the mainland to explore Island Dino, and appreciate the history behind Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Maratea trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Pompeii to Maratea in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Gioiosa Ionica.

Things to do in Maratea

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

Gioiosa Ionica

— 1 night
Gioiosa Ionica is a town and comune in Italy in the province of Reggio Calabria, region of Calabria. To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Gioiosa Ionica vacation builder website.

Drive from Maratea to Gioiosa Ionica in 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Gioiosa Ionica can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. You will leave for Tropea on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in Gioiosa Ionica

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nightlife · Parks

Tropea

— 3 nights
Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy).The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. Take a break from Tropea with a short trip to Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria in Reggio Calabria, about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Tropea Beach, get outside with Lido Costa degli Dei, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu, and look for gifts at Enogastronomia Lorenzo.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tropea route builder website.

Traveling by car from Gioiosa Ionica to Tropea takes 1.5 hours. August in Tropea sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Tropea

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Transportation

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.

Province of Chieti travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Chieti is a city and comune in Southern Italy, 200km east by northeast of Rome. It is the capital of the province of Chieti in the Abruzzo region.In Italian, the adjectival form is teatino and inhabitants of Chieti are called teatini. The English form of this name is preserved in that of the Theatines, a Catholic religious order.HistoryChieti is amongst the most ancient of Italian cities. According to mythological legends, the city was founded in 1181 B.C. by the Homeric Greek hero Achilles and was named in honor of his mother, Thetis. It was called Theate (Θεάτη) (or Teate in Latin). As Theate Marrucinorum, Chieti was the chief town of the warlike Marrucini. According to Strabo, it was founded by the Arcadians as Thegeate (Θηγεάτη).After the Marrucini were defeated by the Romans, they became loyal allies of the more powerful forces. Their territory was placed under Roman municipal jurisdiction after the Social War. In imperial times, Chieti's population reached 60,000 inhabitants but, after the fall of the Western Roman Empire, it was destroyed by Visigoths and Heruli. Later it was seat of a gastaldate under the Lombard kings. After its destruction by Peppin, it became a fief of the Duchy of Benevento.

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