17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
1
Venice
— 1 night
Drive
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive to Piombino, Ferry to Portoferraio
3
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Porto Biglietterie Sud, Fly to San Teodoro
4
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 3 nights
+2
Fly to Palermo, Bus to Trapani, Ferry to Isola di Favignana
5
Isola di Favignana
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry to Trapani, Ferry to Pantelleria, Fly to Lampedusa
6
Lampedusa
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Rome
— 2 nights
+2
Drive to Pozzuoli, Ferry to Ischia, Drive to Forio
8
Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 2 nights
Ferry to Naples, Fly to Dubai

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Venice

— 1 night

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 15th (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Cannaregio, explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Venice journey planning site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Venice is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in July, with highs in Venice at 36°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Florence

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 17th (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace. Keep things going the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

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Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Portoferraio, Elba Island

— 2 nights
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): stroll through Spiaggia di Seccione, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Sansone, then stroll through Spiaggia di Capo Bianco, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia delle Ghiaie. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Spiaggia Della Biodola, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cavoli, then hike along G.T.E. (Grande Traversata Elbana), and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Capanne.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Portoferraio tour itinerary builder site.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Florence to Portoferraio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Portoferraio are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

San Teodoro, Sardinia

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Spiaggia La Cinta and Oasi Biderosa. Explore San Teodoro's surroundings by going to Siniscola (Spiaggia di Capo Comino & Spiaggia Berchida), Grotta di Ispinigoli (in Dorgali) 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 Capo Coda Cavallo.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Teodoro trip itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Portoferraio to San Teodoro in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. While traveling from Portoferraio, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Teodoro, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Isola di Favignana

— 2 nights
Once famous for its white tuff shell quarries and tuna can factory--now turned into a museum--Isola di Favignana attracts divers and beachgoers with its jagged coastline rich in coves and caves.
On the 24th (Sat), make a trip to Grotte bue marino, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Cala Rossa, and then explore the activities along Egadi Sea. On your second day here, see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then don't miss a visit to Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Isola di Favignana trip planner.

Getting from San Teodoro to Isola di Favignana by combination of flight, bus, and ferry takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Isola di Favignana are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Lampedusa

— 2 nights
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): kick back and relax at Spiaggia dei Conigli, kick back and relax at Cala Pulcino, then enjoy the sand and surf at La Tabaccara, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Centro Recupero Tartarughe Marine, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Croce Beach, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lampedusa road trip website.

Getting from Isola di Favignana to Lampedusa by combination of ferry and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Isola di Favignana in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Lampedusa, with lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Rome

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 28th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rome trip maker tool.

Fly from Lampedusa to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lampedusa in July: highs in Rome hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Forio.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Forio, Isola d'Ischia

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at Giardini Poseidon Terme, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese d'Ischia, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Soccorso.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Forio road trip website.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Rome to Forio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Forio

Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

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.