23 days in Italy Itinerary

23 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip planner

Make it your trip
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1
Catania
— 1 night
Fly
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Lampedusa
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Marsala
— 1 night
Ferry
4
Isola di Favignana
— 2 nights
Bus
5
San Vito lo Capo
— 3 nights
Taxi to Palermo, Ferry to Ustica
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Ustica
— 1 night
Ferry to Palermo, Fly to Florence
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Florence
— 4 nights
Train
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Milan
— 5 nights
Drive
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Venice
— 3 nights
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Catania

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mt Etna.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Catania day trip planning website.

Doha, Qatar to Catania is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Doha to Catania, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to fly to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Catania

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Lampedusa

— 2 nights
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
On the 1st (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Sciatu Persu, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then head outdoors with Mare Morto. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Centro Recupero Tartarughe Marine, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia dei Conigli, then kick back and relax at La Tabaccara, and finally stroll through Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lampedusa trip planner.

Fly from Catania to Lampedusa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. July in Lampedusa sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to fly to Marsala.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Marsala

— 1 night
Marsala is an Italian town located in the Province of Trapani in the westernmost part of Sicily. On the 3rd (Tue), get outside with Cafe Blanc and then see what you can catch with Redfish.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Marsala vacation builder app.

Traveling by flight from Lampedusa to Marsala takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Lampedusa in August since evenings lows in Marsala dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in Marsala

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your trip

Isola di Favignana

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): make a trip to Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, discover the deep blue sea with In Barca con Pietro, and then examine the collection at Casa Museo Matteo Sercia. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Scalo Cavallo, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cala Rossa, then don't miss a visit to Grotte bue marino, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Egadi Sea.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Isola di Favignana trip tool.

Getting from Marsala to Isola di Favignana by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. August in Isola di Favignana sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

San Vito lo Capo

— 3 nights
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
Explore San Vito lo Capo's surroundings by going to Museum Of Optical Illusions (in Trapani) and Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo). There's still lots to do: stroll through Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, take in the awesome beauty at Il sentiero di Monte Monaco, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Vito lo Capo travel itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Isola di Favignana to San Vito lo Capo in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in San Vito lo Capo are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ustica.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Ustica

— 1 night
Ustica is the name of a small island, about 9km across, situated 52km north of Capo Gallo, Italy in the Tyrrhenian Sea. On the 9th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Rocca della Falconiera and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ustica itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from San Vito lo Capo to Ustica takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Ustica are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Florence.

Things to do in Ustica

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip

Florence

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, Piazza del Campo, &more), Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa & Piazza dei Miracoli) and Bagno Maurizio (in Viareggio). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence journey tool.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Ustica to Florence in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Ustica in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Florence, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Milan

— 5 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Venture out of the city with trips to Leolandia (in Capriate San Gervasio), Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo (in Suello) and La Citta Alta (in Bergamo). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Milan trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Milan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, and finally appreciate the history behind Punta della Dogana. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Cannaregio, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the striking features of Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Venice route planner.

You can drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Venice, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.