23 days in Italy Itinerary

23 days in Italy Itinerary

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23 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  16 h
1
Bari
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Cisternino
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Lecce
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Matera
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Pizzo
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
6
Tropea
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
7
Taormina
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
8
Noto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
9
Scicli
— 1 day
Drive:  30 min
10
Modica
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
11
Ragusa
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
12
Syracuse
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
13
Piazza Armerina
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
14
Agrigento
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 30 min
15
Marsala
— Few hours
Train:  30 min
16
Trapani
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
17
Monreale
— 2 nights
Bus:  30 min
18
Palermo
— 5 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Vancouver

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night
Bari

Bari ©
Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Centro Storico di Monopoli, Cattedrale di Bari and Il Succorpo della Cattedrale di Bari. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): admire the striking features of Il Succorpo della Cattedrale di Bari, steep yourself in history at Cattedrale di Bari, and then contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Monopoli.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bari travel route builder site .

Vancouver, Canada to Bari is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Vancouver to Bari, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Vancouver in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bari, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cisternino.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Centro Storico di Monopoli
Highlights from your plan
Centro Storico di Monopoli ©
Centro Storico di Monopoli
Il Succorpo della Cattedrale di Bari ©

3
nights
Cisternino

Cisternino ©
Cisternino is a comune in the province of Brindisi in Apulia, on the coast of south-eastern Italy, approximately 50km north-west of the city of Brindisi. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes La cinta muraria della citta vecchia di Ostuni, Cathedral of Ostuni and I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site. Change things up with a short trip to Quartiere delle Ceramiche in Grottaglie (about 42 minutes away). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at L'Acropoli di Puglia, wander the streets of Centro Storico Locorotondo, look for all kinds of wild species at I Giardini di Pomona, and admire the verdant scenery at Valle d'Itria.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cisternino day trip site .

Drive from Bari to Cisternino in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bari in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cisternino, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lecce.

Things to do in Cisternino

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ceglie Messapica, Martina Franca, Locorotondo, Ostuni, I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
L'Acropoli di Puglia ©
L'Acropoli di Puglia
Centro Storico Locorotondo ©
Centro Storico Locorotondo

2
nights
Lecce

Lecce ©
Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum Lecce and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Mostra La Tana della Taranta.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lecce day trip planning tool .

Getting from Cisternino to Lecce by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cisternino in May, plan for little chillier nights in Lecce, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di Santa Croce ©
Basilica di Santa Croce
Centro Storico, Lecce ©
Centro Storico, Lecce
Duomo di Lecce ©
Duomo di Lecce

1
night
Matera

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): stroll through Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, don't miss a visit to Casa Noha, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera, then explore the ancient world of Materasum Ipogeo, and finally make a trip to Palombaro Lungo.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Matera tour website .

You can drive from Lecce to Matera in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lecce in May, expect nights in Matera to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Pizzo.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Materasum Ipogeo ©
Materasum Ipogeo
Casa Noha ©
Casa Noha

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hours
Pizzo

Pizzo ©
On the 15th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Piedigrotta Church, then contemplate the long history of Chiesa Matrice S.Giorgio Martire, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese Murat, and finally make a trip to I Vicoli di Pizzo.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Pizzo visit planner.

Traveling by car from Matera to Pizzo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Pizzo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tropea.

Things to do in Pizzo

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Castello Aragonese Murat ©
Castello Aragonese Murat
Piedigrotta Church ©
Piedigrotta Church
I Vicoli di Pizzo
I Vicoli di Pizzo

1
night
Tropea

Tropea ©
Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy).The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola. On the 15th (Fri), stop by Gourmetit and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tropea trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and train from Pizzo to Tropea in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Tropea are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Taormina.

Things to do in Tropea

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola ©

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hours
Taormina

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Corso Umberto as well as Ancient Theatre of Taormina. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Ancient Theatre of Taormina and then don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Taormina trip planner.

You can drive from Tropea to Taormina in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Noto.

Things to do in Taormina

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ancient Theatre of Taormina ©
Ancient Theatre of Taormina
Corso Umberto ©
Corso Umberto

2
nights
Noto

Noto ©
Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Cathedral and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Corso Vittorio Emanuele III. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Santa Chiara, don't miss a visit to Palazzo Nicolaci, look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Carlo Borromeo, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Via Corrado Nicolaci.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Noto online travel planner .

Drive from Taormina to Noto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Scicli.

Things to do in Noto

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
St. Nicholas Cathedral ©
St. Nicholas Cathedral

1
day
Scicli

Scicli ©
Scicli is a town and municipality in the Province of Ragusa in the south east of Sicily, Italy. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Scicli, get engrossed in the history at A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu, ponder the world of politics at Municipio di Scicli, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sampieri, and finally get a taste of life in the country at Gli Aromi Sicily.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Scicli journey planner.

Traveling by car from Noto to Scicli takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Modica.

Things to do in Scicli

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gli Aromi Sicily ©
Gli Aromi Sicily
A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu ©
A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu
Scicli ©
Scicli

few
hours
Modica

Modica
Modica is a city and comune of 54.456 inhabitants in the Province of Ragusa, Sicily, southern Italy. To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Modica trip itinerary planner.

Modica is just a short distance from Scicli. May in Modica sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. You'll set off for Ragusa on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Modica

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

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hours
Ragusa

Ragusa ©
Once a flourishing ancient city, Ragusa was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Palazzo Arezzo Di Trifiletti, make a trip to Siculamente, then make a trip to Teatro Donnafugata, and finally look for gifts at Falpala'.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ragusa road trip site.

Ragusa is just a short distance from Modica. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Ragusa

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Falpala' ©
Falpala'
Palazzo Arezzo Di Trifiletti ©
Palazzo Arezzo Di Trifiletti
Teatro Donnafugata ©
Teatro Donnafugata

1
night
Syracuse

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), Teatro Greco and Puppet Theatre - Siracusa. On the 19th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Tonnara di Marzamemi, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa, steep yourself in history at Teatro Greco, then Head underground at Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), then delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, and finally step off the mainland to explore Ortigia.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Syracuse vacation planning app.

Getting from Ragusa to Syracuse by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Piazza Armerina.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Nightlife Parks

Side Trip

Tonnara di Marzamemi
Highlights from your plan
Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa
Parco Archeologico della Neapolis ©
Parco Archeologico della Neapolis

few
hours
Piazza Armerina

Piazza Armerina
Piazza Armerina is an Italian comune in the province of Enna of the autonomous island region of Sicily.HistoryThe city of Piazza developed during the Norman domination in Sicily, when Lombards settled the central and eastern part of Sicily.But the area had been inhabited since prehistoric times. Your list of things to see and do now includes Villa Romana del Casale, Piazza Armerina, Museo Civico delle Ville Storiche Caltagironesi e Siciliane, and other attractions. On the 20th (Wed), look for gifts at Sammartino e Delfino - Ceramiche Artistiche Caltagirone, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Civico delle Ville Storiche Caltagironesi e Siciliane, then delve into the distant past at Villa Romana del Casale, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Armerina.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Piazza Armerina online visit planner.

Getting from Syracuse to Piazza Armerina by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Piazza Armerina

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Caltagirone
Highlights from your plan
Villa Romana del Casale
Villa Romana del Casale
Piazza Armerina ©
Piazza Armerina

1
night
Agrigento

Agrigento ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Valle dei Templi, Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento and Il Giardino della Kolymbethra. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Il Giardino della Kolymbethra and then delve into the distant past at Valle dei Templi.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Agrigento online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Piazza Armerina to Agrigento in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Marsala.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Il Giardino della Kolymbethra ©
Il Giardino della Kolymbethra

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hours
Marsala

Marsala ©
Marsala is an Italian town located in the Province of Trapani in the westernmost part of Sicily. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Donnafugata as well as Porta Garibaldi. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): make a trip to Porta Garibaldi and then do a tasting at Donnafugata.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Marsala trip itinerary site.

You can take a bus from Agrigento to Marsala in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the train to Trapani.

Things to do in Marsala

Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Donnafugata ©
Donnafugata
Porta Garibaldi ©
Porta Garibaldi

1
night
Trapani

Trapani ©
Historically known for its importance in salt production, Trapani has gained recognition as an enticing but affordable vacation locale in Sicily.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chiesa Colleggio e Convento dei Gesuiti, Riserva Naturale Saline Di Trapani E Paceco and Borgo Storico Erice. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico Erice.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Trapani route planning website .

Trapani is just a stone's throw from Marsala. In May, daytime highs in Trapani are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Monreale.

Things to do in Trapani

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Borgo Storico Erice
Highlights from your plan

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Monreale

Monreale ©
Monreale is a town and comune in the province of Palermo, in Sicily, Italy. On the 22nd (Fri), don't miss a visit to Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, then make a trip to Chiostro dei Benedettini, and then view the masterpieces at Via delle Absidi.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Monreale day trip site .

You can drive from Trapani to Monreale in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Palermo.

Things to do in Monreale

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chiostro dei Benedettini ©
Chiostro dei Benedettini

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Palermo

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Caltagirone Ceramiche has been added to your itinerary. Explore Palermo's surroundings by going to Cefalu (Cefalu Coast, Duomo di Cefalu, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Mondello, stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Palermo vacation maker app.

Palermo is just a short distance from Monreale. You will leave for home on the 29th (Fri).

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Cefalu
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

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