22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly:  14 h
1
Alghero, Sardinia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Baunei, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Lampedusa
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Train:  3 h 45 min
5
Taormina, Sicily
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  5 h
6
Verona
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
7
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  11 h
End: Newark

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Affacci a mare: Bastioni e Lungomare and Piazza Civica. Visit Cane Malu and S'Abba Druche Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Alghero side-trips: Capo San Marco (in San Giovanni di Sinis), San Vero Milis (I Gatti di Su Pallosu & Sa Mesa Longa) and Chiesa di San Giovanni in Sinis (in Cabras). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Basilica San Gavino, don't miss a visit to La Necropoli di Anghelu Ruju, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale dell'Immacolata Concezione, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Nicola.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Alghero tour planner.

Newark, USA to Alghero is an approximately 15- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Alghero is 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Baunei.

Things to do in Alghero

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bosa, Sassari, San Vero Milis, Porto Torres, Capo San Marco
Highlights from your plan
Chiesa di San Giovanni in Sinis ©
Chiesa di San Giovanni in Sinis
Capo San Marco ©
Capo San Marco
Sa Mesa Longa ©
Sa Mesa Longa

2
nights
Baunei, Sardinia

Baunei ©
Baunei is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian island of Sardinia.GeographyThe municipality of Baunei is located about 100km northeast of Cagliari and about 11km north of Tortolì. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Marina Marina di Baunei and Santa Maria Navarrese, enjoy the sand and surf at San Giovanni, then kick back and relax at La Spiaggetta, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia della Marina di Cardedu, and finally delve into the distant past at Nuraghe di S'Ortali 'e Su Monti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Pietro al Golgo, then delve into the mystery of Maschera di Pietra, then kick back and relax at Cala dei Gabbiani, and finally kick back and relax at Cala Biriala.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Baunei trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Alghero to Baunei in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Baunei when traveling from Alghero in September, with lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Baunei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cardedu, Nuraghe di S'Ortali 'e Su Monti
Highlights from your plan
Cala dei Gabbiani ©
Cala dei Gabbiani
Nuraghe di S'Ortali 'e Su Monti ©
Nuraghe di S'Ortali 'e Su Monti
Chiesa di San Pietro al Golgo ©
Chiesa di San Pietro al Golgo

3
nights
San Teodoro, Sardinia

San Teodoro ©
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.
Visit Spiaggia Sa Capannizza and Cala Ginepro Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Baia Sant'Anna and Spiaggia Cala D’Ambra. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Teodoro: Nuoro (Museo del Costume, Man Museum of Art Province of Nuoro, &more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Punta Molara, explore the ancient world of Necropoli di San Simplicio, explore by horseback at Maneggio La Cinta, and look for gifts at La Bottega della Pasta.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Teodoro tour planner.

You can drive from Baunei to San Teodoro in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Baunei in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in San Teodoro, with lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Nuoro, Budoni, Necropoli di San Simplicio
Highlights from your plan
Maneggio La Cinta ©
Maneggio La Cinta
Museo del Costume ©
Museo del Costume
Man Museum of Art Province of Nuoro ©
Man Museum of Art Province of Nuoro

1
night
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
On the 5th (Wed), explore the gorgeous colors at Capo Ponente, don't miss a visit to Santuario di Nostra Signora di Lampedusa, Lampedusa, get outside with Mare Morto, then don't miss a visit to Faro di Capo Grecale, and finally make a trip to Cala Calandra.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lampedusa trip builder site.

Do a combination of bus and flight from San Teodoro to Lampedusa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from San Teodoro in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Lampedusa, with lows of 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Taormina.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Capo Ponente ©
Capo Ponente
Mare Morto ©
Mare Morto
Cala Calandra ©
Cala Calandra

3
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Spiaggia di Mazzeo and Lido Playa Sole Luna. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Duomo di Taormina and Santa Caterina Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taormina: Randazzo (Chiesa di San Martino, Casa della Musica e della Liuteria Medievale, &more) and Il vino della Rosa (in Linguaglossa). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Castelmola, don't miss a visit to Porta Messina, admire the local landmark of Quattro Fontane di Taormina, and get to know the fascinating history of Via Teatro Greco.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Taormina itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Lampedusa to Taormina takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Lampedusa in October since evenings lows in Taormina dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Verona.

Things to do in Taormina

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Randazzo, Castillo de Castelmola, Il vino della Rosa
Highlights from your plan
Quattro Fontane di Taormina ©
Quattro Fontane di Taormina
Castillo de Castelmola ©
Castillo de Castelmola
Lido Playa Sole Luna ©
Lido Playa Sole Luna

5
nights
Verona

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like San Fermo Maggiore, Verona and Chiesa San Rocco. You'll discover tucked-away gems like I Portoni della Bra and Palazzo dei Capitani di Malcesine. Get out of town with these interesting Verona side-trips: Inviolata Church (The Church of the Virgin) (in Riva Del Garda) and Museum of Tourism (in Limone sul Garda). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Arche Scaligere, see the interesting displays at Nicolis Museum, delve into the distant past at Area archeologica nella cantina del Ristorante Dodici Apostoli, and don't miss a visit to Tomba di Giulietta.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Verona journey planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Taormina to Verona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In October, Verona is a bit cooler than Taormina - with highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Limone sul Garda, Inviolata Church (The Church of the Virgin), Nicolis Museum, Palazzo dei Capitani di Malcesine
Highlights from your plan
San Fermo Maggiore, Verona ©
San Fermo Maggiore, Verona
I Portoni della Bra ©
I Portoni della Bra
Chiesa San Rocco ©
Chiesa San Rocco

3
nights
Venice

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Explore hidden gems such as Church of San Pantalon and Battistero del Duomo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Campo Santa Margherita and Ca' d'Oro. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (University of Padova & Piazza dei Signori) and Oratorio della Santissima Trinita (in Arqua Petrarca). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Giudecca, don't miss a visit to Chiesa di San Zaccaria, explore the world behind art at Palazzo Mocenigo, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

Getting from Verona to Venice by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Padua, Oratorio della Santissima Trinita
Highlights from your plan
Church of San Pantalon ©
Church of San Pantalon
Campo Santa Margherita ©
Campo Santa Margherita
Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna ©

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