23 days in Italy Itinerary

23 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy vacation planner

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Cefalu, Sicily
— 1 night
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Syracuse, Sicily
— 3 nights
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Ercolano
— 2 nights
Taxi to Naples, Ferry to Anacapri
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Anacapri, Island of Capri
— 1 night
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Sant'Angelo, Isola d'Ischia
— 1 night
Drive
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Baunei, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Bus
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San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 2 nights
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Rome
— 2 nights
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Florence
— 3 nights
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Venice
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Cefalu, Sicily

— 1 night
Cefalù is a city and comune in the Province of Palermo, located on the northern coast of Sicily, Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea about 70km east of the provincial capital and 185km west of Messina. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocca di Cefalu, contemplate the long history of Duomo di Cefalu, and then steep yourself in history at Porta Pescara.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cefalu trip builder website.

Melbourne, Australia to Cefalu is an approximately 26.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Cefalu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Syracuse, Sicily

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Mediterranean

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.
On the 28th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Agua Beach Resort and then don't miss a visit to Tonnara di Marzamemi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siracusa, then appreciate the extensive heritage of La Piazza Duomo, and finally stroll through Lido Arenella.

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Traveling by train from Cefalu to Syracuse takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to fly to Ercolano.

Things to do in Syracuse

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ercolano

— 2 nights
Ercolano is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Campania of Southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano and then make a trip to Pompeii Archaeological Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Villa di Poppea and then take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ercolano attractions tool.

Getting from Syracuse to Ercolano by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Ercolano can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Anacapri.

Things to do in Ercolano

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anacapri, Island of Capri

— 1 night
Anacapri is a comune on the island of Capri, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get active on the water at Capri Whales di Wendy, then hike along Fortini Coastal Walk, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps). On the next day, deepen your understanding of the past and present with Capri Tour Information and then stroll through Marina Piccola.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Anacapri trip tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Ercolano to Anacapri takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Sant'Angelo.

Things to do in Anacapri

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Sant'Angelo, Isola d'Ischia

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana), pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Santa Restituta, don't miss a visit to Fungo Di Lacco Ameno, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Сhurch of Santa Maria delle Grazie, then boost your wellbeing at Fonte delle Ninfe Nitrodi, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentiero Serrara Fontana a Sant’Angelo.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sant'Angelo trip planning site.

You can travel from Anacapri to Sant'Angelo in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Baunei.

Things to do in Sant'Angelo

Spas · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Baunei, Sardinia

— 2 nights
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. On the 4th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Diving Cala Mariolu, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta del Fico, and then kick back and relax at Cala Mariolu. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo La Stazione dell'Arte (Maria Lai), enjoy breathtaking views from Torre di San Miguel, and then kick back and relax at Cala Goloritzè.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Baunei visit planning website.

Drive from Sant'Angelo to Baunei in 17 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Baunei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

San Teodoro, Sardinia

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): kick back and relax at Cala Brandinchi and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lu Impostu Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Cala Ginepro Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia della Tartaruga, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia La Cinta.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Teodoro road trip planning website.

Traveling by bus from Baunei to San Teodoro takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Baunei in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in San Teodoro. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Rome

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Riva di Polline. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through V Lounge Beach Club and then get active on the water at Point Break.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rome online road trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from San Teodoro to Rome in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Florence

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Castello di Verrazzano and Alta Valle del Torrente Carfalo. Escape the urban bustle at Riserva Naturale Lucciolabella and Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno. It doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Florence road trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Venice

— 3 nights

City of Romance

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco. Popular historic sites such as Doge's Palace and Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Blue Moon (in Lido di Venezia) and Bibione (Laguna di Bibione & Bibione Spiaggia). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, wander the streets of Cannaregio, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Venice route planning app.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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.