22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lampedusa
— 2 nights
2
Syracuse, Sicily
— 3 nights
3
Palermo, Sicily
— 4 nights
4
Isola di Favignana
— 2 nights
5
Naples
— 4 nights
6
Capri, Island of Capri
— 1 night
7
Orvieto
— 3 nights
8
San Gimignano
— 2 nights

2
nights
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 2nd (Fri): make a trip to Faro di Capo Grecale. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then kick back and relax at Cala Croce Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lampedusa trip builder site.

London, UK to Lampedusa is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Lampedusa is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in October: highs in Lampedusa hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Cala Croce Beach ©
Cala Croce Beach
Cala Pulcino ©
Cala Pulcino
Cala Greca ©
Cala Greca

3
nights
Syracuse, Sicily

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of St. George and Chiesa di Santa Maria dell'Itria. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Duomo San Giorgio and St. Nicholas Cathedral. Explore Syracuse's surroundings by going to Scicli (in Scicli), Ragusa (Ragusa Ibla & Chiesa delle Santissime Anime del Purgatorio) and Centro Storico (in Noto). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo), explore the fascinating underground world of Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siracusa.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Syracuse journey planner.

You can fly from Lampedusa to Syracuse in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ragusa, Noto, Scicli, Cathedral of St. George
Highlights from your plan
Duomo San Giorgio ©
Duomo San Giorgio
Cathedral of St. George ©
Cathedral of St. George
St. Nicholas Cathedral ©
St. Nicholas Cathedral

4
nights
Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Rocca di Cefalu. Get some historical perspective at Chiesa del Gesu and Santuario Di San Vito. Explore Palermo's surroundings by going to Spiaggia di Macari (in Macari), Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale) and Cefalu (Piazza del Duomo, Duomo di Cefalu, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Palazzo Conte Federico, make a trip to Quattro Canti, steep yourself in history at Norman Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Palermo itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Palermo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cefalu, San Vito lo Capo, Mazara del Vallo, Selinunte Archaeological Park, Duomo di Monreale
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo Conte Federico ©
Palazzo Conte Federico
Scuba & Snorkeling
Museo del Satiro Danzante ©
Museo del Satiro Danzante

2
nights
Isola di Favignana

Isola di Favignana ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta del Pozzo, thentake an in-depth tour of Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, and then kick back and relax at Cala del Pozzo. On the next day, make a trip to Grotte bue marino, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Cala Preveto, thenkick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cala Rossa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Madre Maria SS. Immacolata.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Isola di Favignana holiday builder.

Getting from Palermo to Isola di Favignana by combination of bus and ferry takes about 4 hours. October in Isola di Favignana sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di Cala Rossa ©
Spiaggia di Cala Rossa
Grotta del Pozzo ©
Grotta del Pozzo
Chiesa Madre Maria SS. Immacolata ©
Chiesa Madre Maria SS. Immacolata

4
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Borgo Medievale di Agropoli and Tenuta Vannulo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chiesa di Santa Maria di Costantinopoli and Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro. Venture out of the city with trips to Castello Aragonese d'Ischia (in Ischia), Museo Archeologico di Pithecusae (in Lacco Ameno) and Paestum Ruins (in Paestum). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Galleria Borbonica, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Gennaro, explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, and steep yourself in history at Castel dell'Ovo.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Naples road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Isola di Favignana to Naples in 15 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Naples can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Ischia, Borgo Medievale di Agropoli, Museo Archeologico di Pithecusae, Tenuta Vannulo, Paestum Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Castello Aragonese d'Ischia ©
Castello Aragonese d'Ischia
Borgo Medievale di Agropoli ©
Borgo Medievale di Agropoli
Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro ©
Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): Head underground at Blue Grotto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Sofia, thentake in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Giardini di Augusto, and finally explore the galleries of Villa San Michele.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Capri trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Naples to Capri by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In October in Capri, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Orvieto.

Things to do in Capri

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Anacapri
Highlights from your plan
I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele
Chiesa di Santa Sofia ©
Chiesa di Santa Sofia

3
nights
Orvieto

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Pitigliano Centro Storico and San Quirico d'Orcia. Get a sense of the local culture at Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore and Pozzo di San Patrizio. Change things up with these side-trips from Orvieto: Giardino dei Tarocchi (in Pescia Fiorentina), Cascate del Mulino (in Saturnia) and Civita di Bagnoregio (in Bagnoregio). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at San Donato Church, steep yourself in history at Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, admire the striking features of Duomo di Orvieto, and take in panoramic vistas at Fortezza di Montalcino.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Orvieto route planner.

Getting from Capri to Orvieto by combination of ferry and car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Orvieto when traveling from Capri in October, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Montalcino, Pitigliano Centro Storico, San Quirico d'Orcia, San Donato Church, Cascate del Mulino
Highlights from your plan
Pitigliano Centro Storico ©
Pitigliano Centro Storico
Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore ©
Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore
San Quirico d'Orcia ©
San Quirico d'Orcia

2
nights
San Gimignano

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): make a trip to Piazza della Cisterna, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of San Gimignano, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di San Gimignano, and finally don't miss a visit to San Gimignano Bell Tower. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, thenstep into the grandiose world of Castello di Monteriggioni, and then admire the striking features of Walls of Monteriggioni.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a San Gimignano trip simple and quick.

Getting from Orvieto to San Gimignano by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monteriggioni, Centro Storico di Siena
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di San Gimignano ©
Duomo di San Gimignano
San Gimignano Bell Tower ©
San Gimignano Bell Tower
Castello di Monteriggioni ©
Castello di Monteriggioni

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