19 days in Italy Itinerary

19 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy route planner

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Cisterna di Latina
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Acerra
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Ravello
— 1 night
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Cosenza
Drive to Villa San Giovanni, Ferry to Messina
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Messina
— 1 night
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Taormina
— 2 nights
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Catania
— 2 nights
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Syracuse
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Modica
— 2 nights
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Ragusa
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Agrigento
— 1 night
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Sciacca
— 1 day
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Trapani
— 2 nights
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Palermo
— 1 night
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Cefalu
— 1 night
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Maratea
— 1 night
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Taranto
— 1 night
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Ostuni
— 2 nights
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Matera
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Altamura
— 1 night
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Naples
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Cisterna di Latina

Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): do a tasting at La Luna del Casale Azienda Vinicola Biologica.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cisterna di Latina holiday planner.

Rome to Cisterna di Latina is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Cisterna di Latina when traveling from Rome in July, with lows around 21°C. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Acerra.

Things to do in Cisterna di Latina

Tours · Wineries

Side Trip

Acerra

Acerra is a town and commune of Campania, southern Italy, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, about 15km northeast of the capital in Naples. To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Acerra online route planner.

Drive from Cisterna di Latina to Acerra in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. You will leave for Ravello on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Acerra

Nightlife · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Spas

Ravello

— 1 night
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ravello trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Acerra to Ravello takes 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Acerra in July since evenings lows in Ravello dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cosenza.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Cosenza

Cosenza is a city in the Calabria region of Southern Italy. On the 9th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Cosenza.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Cosenza online route planner.

You can drive from Ravello to Cosenza in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cosenza when traveling from Ravello in July, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Messina.

Things to do in Cosenza

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Messina

— 1 night
Messina is the capital of the Italian Metropolitan City of Messina. On the 9th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Messina.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Messina trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cosenza to Messina takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Messina when traveling from Cosenza in July, with lows around 28°C. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Messina

Historic Sites

Taormina

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stroll around Villa Comunale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a walk through Piazza IX Aprile, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Caterina Church, then explore the ancient world of Ancient Theatre of Taormina, and finally kick back and relax at Isola Bella.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Taormina trip planner.

Traveling by car from Messina to Taormina takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Taormina can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Catania.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Catania

— 2 nights

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Etna.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Catania visit planner.

You can drive from Taormina to Catania in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Catania

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Syracuse

Pearl of the Mediterranean

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.
On the 14th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa, explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Syracuse road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Catania to Syracuse takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Modica.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Museums

Modica

— 2 nights
Modica is a city and comune of 54.456 inhabitants in the Province of Ragusa, Sicily, southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): look for gifts at ArtigianArte.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Modica trip planner.

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Modica takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Modica are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ragusa.

Things to do in Modica

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Ragusa

Town of Bridges

Once a flourishing ancient city, Ragusa was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): make a trip to Siculamente and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ragusa Ibla.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ragusa sightseeing planner.

Ragusa is just a short distance from Modica. July in Ragusa sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Agrigento.

Things to do in Ragusa

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Agrigento

— 1 night

Valley of the Temples

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.
To find out how to plan a trip to Agrigento, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Ragusa to Agrigento by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ragusa in July, you will find days in Agrigento are little chillier (32°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). On the 17th (Sat), you'll travel to Sciacca.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Sciacca

— 1 day
Sciacca, also Schiacca, is a town and comune in the province of Agrigento on the southwestern coast of Sicily. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca and then see the interesting displays at Il Castello Incantato.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sciacca road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Agrigento to Sciacca takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Trapani.

Things to do in Sciacca

Museums

Trapani

— 2 nights

City of Two Seas

Historically known for its importance in salt production, Trapani has gained recognition as an enticing but affordable vacation locale in Sicily.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Tempio di Segesta.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Trapani online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Sciacca to Trapani in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Trapani sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 23°C at night. On the 19th (Mon), you'll travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Trapani

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Palermo

— 1 night
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Palermo online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Trapani to Palermo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cefalu.

Things to do in Palermo

Tours · Historic Sites

Cefalu

— 1 night
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 20th (Tue), take a stroll through Cefalu Coast and then cool off at Acqua Verde.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cefalu day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Palermo to Cefalu in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Maratea.

Things to do in Cefalu

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Maratea

— 1 night
Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stroll through Il Mirto Solarium Bar.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Maratea road trip tool.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cefalu to Maratea takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Taranto.

Things to do in Maratea

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Taranto

— 1 night

Città dai due mari (City with Two Seas)

Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the views from Ponte Girevole and then explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese.

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Traveling by car from Maratea to Taranto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Taranto can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ostuni.

Things to do in Taranto

Museums · Historic Sites

Ostuni

— 2 nights
Ostuni is a city and comune, located about 8 km from the coast, in the province of Brindisi, region of Apulia, Italy). For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ostuni online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Taranto to Ostuni takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Ostuni can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Matera.

Things to do in Ostuni

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Matera

Subterranean City

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Casa Noha and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Matera trip builder.

Traveling by car from Ostuni to Matera takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ostuni in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°C in Matera. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Altamura.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites

Altamura

— 1 night
Altamura is a city and comune of Apulia, in southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): make a trip to Centro storico di Altamura.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Altamura trip planner.

Altamura is just a short distance from Matera. In July in Altamura, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Naples.

Things to do in Altamura

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Naples

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli, delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, and then make a trip to Spaccanapoli.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples trip builder tool.

You can drive from Altamura to Naples in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Naples are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites

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.