17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Moscow
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Lampedusa
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Train + Subway + Bus:  6 h 15 min
2
Positano
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Rome
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Assisi
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  4 h 15 min
5
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 2 nights
+3
Ferry + Bus + Train + Fly:  7 h
6
Alghero, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Baunei, Sardinia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
8
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  4 h
9
San Vito lo Capo, Sicily
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Moscow

1
night
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lampedusa travel route planning app .

Moscow, Russia to Lampedusa is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Moscow to Lampedusa, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Moscow in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Lampedusa: highs are around 32°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Positano.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cala Pulcino ©
Cala Pulcino
Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli
Cala Croce Beach ©
Cala Croce Beach

2
nights
Positano

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, kick back and relax at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido di Ravello, and finally stroll through Lido Capo di Conca. On the next day, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, look for gifts at Nana' Positano, then kick back and relax at Marina di Praia Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Atrani.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Positano trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, train, and subway from Lampedusa to Positano in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Positano are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Beaches Tours

Side Trips

Spiaggia di Atrani, Marina di Praia Beach, Lido Capo di Conca, Lido di Ravello
Highlights from your plan
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 25th (Sat), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then contemplate the long history of Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, then contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, then take a stroll through Trastevere, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip site .

You can drive from Positano to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trastevere ©
Trastevere
Catacombs of Saint Callixtus ©
Catacombs of Saint Callixtus

1
night
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 27th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, then stop by La mela in tasca, then learn about winemaking at Bibenda Assisi, and finally do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Assisi tour planner .

Drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in July, Assisi is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola

2
nights
Portoferraio, Elba Island

Portoferraio ©
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Cavoli, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia delle Tombe, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Sansone, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Marina di Campo, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Capanne, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia del Relitto.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Portoferraio holiday builder site .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Assisi to Portoferraio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Assisi in July, expect nights in Portoferraio to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are slightly colder, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Marciana, Marina di Campo, Spiaggia delle Tombe, Spiaggia di Cavoli
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Spiaggia Di Sansone ©
Spiaggia Di Sansone
Monte Capanne ©
Monte Capanne

2
nights
Alghero, Sardinia

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Maria Pia, get interesting insight from Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Mugoni, then take in the dramatic natural features at Capo Caccia, and finally do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Bosa, kick back and relax at La Pelosa Beach, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Alghero trip builder website .

Do a combination of ferry, train, and flight from Portoferraio to Alghero in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Baunei.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Stintino, Centro Storico Bosa
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di Maria Pia ©
Spiaggia di Maria Pia
Scuba & Snorkeling
Capo Caccia ©
Capo Caccia

1
night
Baunei, Sardinia

Baunei ©
Baunei is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian island of Sardinia.GeographyThe municipality of Baunei is located about 100km northeast of Cagliari and about 11km north of Tortolì. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cala Luna, enjoy the sand and surf at Piscine di Venere, then stroll through Cala Goloritzè, and finally kick back and relax at Cala Mariolu.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Baunei online tour builder .

You can drive from Alghero to Baunei in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Alghero in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Baunei. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Baunei

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di Cala Luna ©
Spiaggia di Cala Luna
Cala Goloritzè ©
Cala Goloritzè
Piscine di Venere
Piscine di Venere

2
nights
San Teodoro, Sardinia

San Teodoro ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): kick back and relax at Spiaggia Berchida, stroll through Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo, then kick back and relax at Lu Impostu Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Porto Taverna Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia La Cinta. On your second day here, stroll through Spiaggia di Capo Comino, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Brandinchi, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Teodoro trip planner .

Drive from Baunei to San Teodoro in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Baunei in August, San Teodoro is slightly colder at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Siniscola, Porto Taverna Beach, Cala Brandinchi, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia Berchida ©
Spiaggia Berchida
Spiaggia La Cinta ©
Spiaggia La Cinta
Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro and Grotta Mangiapane. Explore hidden gems such as La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico and Riserva Naturale Saline Di Trapani E Paceco. Step out of San Vito lo Capo to go to Marsala and see Saline Della Laguna, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, and stroll through Spiaggia di Macari.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read San Vito lo Capo travel route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from San Teodoro to San Vito lo Capo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from San Teodoro in August since evenings lows in San Vito lo Capo dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Trapani, Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro, La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico, Saline Della Laguna, Grotta Mangiapane
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di Macari ©
Spiaggia di Macari
Scuba & Snorkeling
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro

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