18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip itinerary maker

©
Make it your trip
Fly to Naples, Ferry to Ischia Porto
1
Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 2 nights
Ferry to Municipio, Fly to Lampedusa
2
Lampedusa
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Taormina, Sicily
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Noto, Sicily
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Cefalu, Sicily
— 2 nights
+2
Train to Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli, Bus to Trapani, Ferry to Isola di Favignana
6
Isola di Favignana
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry to Trapani, Bus to Palermo, Fly to Olbia
7
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24

Forio, Isola d'Ischia

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana). On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Soccorso, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese d'Ischia, and then make a trip to Fungo Di Lacco Ameno.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Forio route builder website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Forio is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in October: high temperatures in Forio hover around 26°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Forio

Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Lampedusa

— 2 nights
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
On the 4th (Sun), make a trip to Santuario di Nostra Signora di Lampedusa, Lampedusa, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Pulcino, then stroll through Spiaggia dei Conigli, and finally stroll through Cala Croce Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Faro di Capo Grecale, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then identify plant and animal life at Area Marina Protetta Isole Pelagie.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lampedusa trip maker website.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Forio to Lampedusa in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Forio in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Lampedusa. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Taormina.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Taormina, Sicily

— 3 nights
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gambino Vini and Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taormina: Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico) (in Messina), Etna Donkey Trekking (in Linguaglossa) and Basilica Cattedrale San Bartolomeo (in Patti). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Taormina, don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, go for a walk through Piazza IX Aprile, and head off the coast to Isola Bella.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Taormina tour site.

You can fly from Lampedusa to Taormina in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Taormina when traveling from Lampedusa in October, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Noto.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Noto, Sicily

— 3 nights
Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. Explore hidden gems such as St. Nicholas Cathedral and Fountain of Diana. Explore Noto's surroundings by going to Scicli (in Scicli), Syracuse (Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio) & Duomo di Siracusa) and Ragusa (Ragusa Ibla & Agriturismo La Masseria). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Venera, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Noto trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Taormina to Noto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cefalu.

Things to do in Noto

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Cefalu, Sicily

— 2 nights
Cefalù is a city and comune in the Province of Palermo, located on the northern coast of Sicily, Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea about 70km east of the provincial capital and 185km west of Messina. On the 12th (Mon), make a trip to Lavatoio Medievale, then take in the awesome beauty at Rocca di Cefalu, then take a stroll through Cefalu Coast, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Purgatorio. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Caccamo, then contemplate the long history of Piazza del Duomo, and then steep yourself in history at Duomo di Cefalu.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cefalu tour planner.

Traveling by car from Noto to Cefalu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in Cefalu

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cala Rossa, and then make a trip to Grotte bue marino. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grotta del Pozzo, get interesting insight from Tours, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Madre Maria SS. Immacolata.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Isola di Favignana travel site.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and ferry from Cefalu to Isola di Favignana takes 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Porto Taverna Beach and Cala Fuili Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Grotta di Ispinigoli (in Dorgali), Spiaggia Isuledda (in Macari) and Grotta del Bue Marino (in Cala Gonone). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Lu Impostu Beach, stroll through Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Parrocchia Di S. Paolo Apostolo.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Teodoro trip maker.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Isola di Favignana to San Teodoro takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Isola di Favignana in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in San Teodoro. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.