20 days in Italy, Split & Dubrovnik Itinerary

20 days in Italy, Split & Dubrovnik Itinerary

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Split, Croatia
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Ferry
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Bari, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Taranto, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Senise, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Reggio Calabria, Italy
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Messina, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Taormina, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Catania, Italy
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Split, Croatia

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Split trip itinerary site.

If you are flying in from Croatia, the closest major aiports are Split Airport, Zadar Airport and Dubrovnik Airport. In September, daytime highs in Split are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 1st (Tue), you'll travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 1 night

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): sample the tasty concoctions at Dubrovnik Beer Company and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dominican Monastery.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dubrovnik itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Split to Dubrovnik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Bari.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Shopping

Bari, Italy

— 2 nights

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Planetario Sky Skan and Museo Nicolaiano. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fortino S. Antonio and Chiesa di S. Giuseppe. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Lungomare Imperatore Augusto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Chiara, don't miss a visit to Colonna della giustizia, and see the interesting displays at Museo Diocesano - Sezione Bari.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bari planner.

Traveling by ferry from Dubrovnik to Bari takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bari can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Taranto.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Taranto, Italy

— 3 nights

Città dai due mari (City with Two Seas)

Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. On the 5th (Sat), enjoy the sea views from Faro di Capo San Vito. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Sant’Andrea Degli Armeni, head outdoors with Lido Tuareg, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia della Madonnina, then get outside with Spiaggia di Acquadolce Cirenaica, and finally stroll through Dune di Campomarino.

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Traveling by car from Bari to Taranto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Senise.

Things to do in Taranto

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Senise, Italy

— 1 night
Senise is a town in southern Italy, in a region called Basilicata. On the 8th (Tue), make a trip to Calvera Centro Storico, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Francesco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Visitazione, and finally explore the activities along Diga di Monte Cotugno.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Senise trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Taranto to Senise takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Senise

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Naples, Italy

— 3 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Explore hidden gems such as Chiesa di San Gregorio Armeno and Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo delle Torture and Ospedale delle Bambole. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Chiara, take a stroll through Decumani di Napoli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Nicola alla Carita, and take in the waterfront activity at Santa Lucia.

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Traveling by car from Senise to Naples takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Naples sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Reggio Calabria, Italy

— 2 nights
Reggio di Calabria, commonly known as Reggio Calabria or simply Reggio in Southern Italy, is the largest city and the most populated comune of Calabria, Southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Carmine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa degli Ottimati, step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese, then delve into the distant past at Gli scavi di Piazza Italia, then contemplate the long history of Il Parco Archeologico delle Mura Greche, and finally delve into the distant past at Le Terme Romane (Roman Baths). On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa della Cattolica dei Greci, step into the grandiose world of Villa Genoese Zerbi, go for a walk through Corso Garibaldi, steep yourself in history at Palazzo della Prefettura, then explore the ancient world of La Cinta Muraria di Eta’ Greca, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Palazzo e Teatro Siracusa.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Reggio Calabria road trip website.

Fly from Naples to Reggio Calabria in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Reggio Calabria are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Messina.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Historic Sites

Messina, Italy

— 1 night
Messina is the capital of the Italian Metropolitan City of Messina. On the 15th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santa Eustochia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Camillo, head outdoors with Colli San Rizzo, then take in the waterfront at Capo D'orlando, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile del Duomo di Messina, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Carmine di Messina.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Messina trip planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Reggio Calabria to Messina takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Messina

Historic Sites · Outdoors

Taormina, Italy

— 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 16th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Varo, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Duomo, make a trip to Chiesa di San Giuseppe, don't miss a visit to Torre dell'Orologio, then explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Castelmola, and finally don't miss a visit to Chiesa di San Nicolo di Bari.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Taormina trip tool.

You can drive from Messina to Taormina in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Taormina can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Catania.

Things to do in Taormina

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Catania, Italy

— 3 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Castello Normanno - Museo Civico and Polo Tattile Multimediale. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chiesa della Badia di Sant'Agata and Faro Sant'Anna. Change things up with a short trip to Diocesi Di Acireale in Acireale (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Benedetto, see the interesting displays at Museo del Cinema di Catania, steep yourself in history at Piazza Vincenzo Bellini, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giuliano.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Catania travel planner.

Drive from Taormina to Catania in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

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.