17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Lampedusa
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Train:  3 h 45 min
2
Syracuse
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Agrigento
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h
4
Palermo
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Naples
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1 h
6
Sorrento
— 4 nights
Subway:  45 min
7
Pompeii
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Dublin


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1
night
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF, kick back and relax at Spiaggia dei Conigli, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Tabaccara.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lampedusa trip maker .

Dublin, Ireland to Lampedusa is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Lampedusa. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in June: highs in Lampedusa hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli
La Tabaccara ©
La Tabaccara

1
night
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, then step off the mainland to explore Ortigia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Syracuse holiday app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Lampedusa to Syracuse in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa
Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo ©
Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo

1
night
Agrigento

Agrigento ©
Historically one of ancient Greece's leading cities, Sicily's Agrigento is home to the seven monumental temples that make up the well-preserved Valley of the Temples.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): kick back and relax at Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima, explore the striking landscape at Scala dei Turchi, and then explore the ancient world of Valle dei Templi.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Agrigento travel planner .

You can drive from Syracuse to Agrigento in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Palermo.

Things to do in Agrigento

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Scala dei Turchi, Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima
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Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Scala dei Turchi ©
Scala dei Turchi
Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima ©
Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima

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night
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 15th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, admire the striking features of Norman Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, admire the striking features of Palazzo Conte Federico, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Cataldo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Palermo trip planner .

Getting from Agrigento to Palermo by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace
Church of San Cataldo ©
Church of San Cataldo

4
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Cappella Sansevero and Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. Your inner history buff will appreciate Galleria Borbonica and Cloister of Santa Chiara. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori (in Vietri sul Mare) and Lido Capo di Conca (in Conca dei Marini). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Underground Naples, delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico Pausilypon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, and step into the grandiose world of Castel Nuovo - Maschio Angioino.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Naples day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Palermo to Naples in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or ride a ferry. June in Naples sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Sorrento.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lido Capo di Conca, Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori
Highlights from your plan
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Underground Naples ©
Underground Naples

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nights
Sorrento

Sorrento ©
A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Marcello Aversa Studio d'Arte. You'll get in some beach time at Fornillo and Marina di Praia Beach. Explore Sorrento's surroundings by going to Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano (in Positano) and Praiano (Grotte di Suppraiano & I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos). There's much more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Grande, and stroll through Stabilimento Balneare Bagni Salvatore.

Planning Sorrento trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Ride a ferry from Naples to Sorrento in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a subway; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to take a subway to Pompeii.

Things to do in Sorrento

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Positano, Praiano, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Spiaggia Grande ©
Spiaggia Grande

4
nights
Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Get in touch with nature at Lido di Ravello and Spiaggia di Atrani. Your inner history buff will appreciate Paestum Ruins and Centro Storico Ravello. Change things up with these side-trips from Pompeii: Ravello (Convento Frati Minori Conventuali S.Francesco, Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, & more), Spiaggia Lannio (in Cetara) and Spiaggia di castiglione (in Castiglione). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Minori, admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri, and stroll the grounds of Cimitero Monumentale.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Pompeii trip itinerary builder website .

You can take a subway from Sorrento to Pompeii in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Pompeii can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pompeii

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Ravello, Spiaggia Di Minori, Paestum Ruins, Cimitero Monumentale, Spiaggia di Atrani
Highlights from your plan
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins

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