20 days in Italy Itinerary

20 days in Italy Itinerary

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20 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
+3
Fly + Train + Subway + Ferry:  9 h 45 min
1
Capri, Island of Capri
— 1 night
+3
Ferry + Bus + Fly + Taxi:  4 h 45 min
2
San Vito lo Capo, Sicily
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Taormina, Sicily
— 2 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Lampedusa
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
5
Alghero, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h
6
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
7
Forte Dei Marmi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Siena
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Riyadh

1
night
Capri, Island of Capri

Capri ©
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
On the 27th (Mon), explore the galleries of Villa San Michele, make a trip to Giardini di Augusto, stroll through I Faraglioni, then see the interesting displays at Casa Rossa, then delve into the distant past at Villa del Damecuta, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Sofia.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Capri online trip itinerary maker .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Capri is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Riyadh in July: highs in Capri hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Capri

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Anacapri
Highlights from your plan
Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele
I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
Blue Grotto ©
Blue Grotto

2
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.
On the 28th (Tue), stop by La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico and then look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Macari.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Vito lo Capo driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and car from Capri to San Vito lo Capo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In July, daytime highs in San Vito lo Capo are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Taormina.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico, Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro, Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo
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Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
Spiaggia di Macari ©
Spiaggia di Macari
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Taormina, Sicily

Taormina ©
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 30th (Thu): stroll around Villa Comunale, enjoy the sand and surf at Isola Bella, then admire the local landmark of Quattro Fontane di Taormina, then don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, and finally go for a walk through Piazza IX Aprile. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Messina, make a trip to Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico), then don't miss a visit to Porta Messina, then take in panoramic vistas at Porta Catania di Taormina, and finally learn about winemaking at Gambino Vini.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Taormina trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Vito lo Capo to Taormina takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Taormina are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Messina, Gambino Vini
Highlights from your plan
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Piazza IX Aprile ©
Piazza IX Aprile

2
nights
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): make a trip to Cala Guitgia, kick back and relax at Cala Pulcino, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia dei Conigli. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Croce Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lampedusa online attractions planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Taormina to Lampedusa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. While traveling from Taormina, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lampedusa, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Alghero.

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
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 3rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Mugoni, then take in the dramatic natural features at Capo Caccia, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta di Nettuno. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Nuraghe di Palmavera, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Maria Pia.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Alghero day trip site .

Getting from Lampedusa to Alghero by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Traveling from Lampedusa in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Alghero, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Alghero

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Capo Caccia ©
Capo Caccia
Spiaggia di Maria Pia ©
Spiaggia di Maria Pia
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Baia del Silenzio and Levanto Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Portovenere and Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi. Change things up with a short trip to San Pietro Church in Porto Venere (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza and take a stroll around Vernazza.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Cinque Terre using our trip planner.

Getting from Alghero to Cinque Terre by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Forte Dei Marmi.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Porto Venere, Baia del Silenzio, Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, Levanto Beach
Highlights from your plan
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio
Portovenere ©
Portovenere

2
nights
Forte Dei Marmi

Forte Dei Marmi ©
Forte dei Marmi is a sea town and comune in the province of Lucca, in northern Tuscany (Italy). Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno Minerva, kick back and relax at Bagno Piemonte, and then admire the landmark architecture of Forte dei Marmi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno Le Dune del Forte and then kick back and relax at Bagno La Bonaccia.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Forte Dei Marmi holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Forte Dei Marmi takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Forte Dei Marmi can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Siena.

Things to do in Forte Dei Marmi

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Forte Lorenese ©
Forte Lorenese

2
nights
Siena

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get lost in a book at Biblioteca Piccolomini, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): make a trip to San Gimignano Bell Tower, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of San Gimignano, then admire the striking features of Walls of Monteriggioni, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello di Monteriggioni.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Siena online travel route builder .

Getting from Forte Dei Marmi to Siena by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August in Siena, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Monteriggioni, San Gimignano
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Biblioteca Piccolomini ©
Biblioteca Piccolomini

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cascata delle Marmore and Orvieto Sotterranea. Go for a jaunt from Rome to Orvieto to see Duomo di Orvieto about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: go all around town with City Tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, make a trip to St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro), and take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pietro in Vincoli.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rome route builder site .

Getting from Siena to Rome by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Orvieto, Cascata delle Marmore
Highlights from your plan
Cascata delle Marmore ©
Cascata delle Marmore
Orvieto Underground ©
Orvieto Underground
Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto

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