24 days in Italy Itinerary

24 days in Italy Itinerary

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24 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Sint-Truiden
Drive:  4 h
1
Otranto
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Santa Maria di Leuca
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Matera
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Vieste, Province of Foggia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Vasto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Ascoli Piceno
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Sirolo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Assisi
— 5 nights
Drive:  14 h
End: Sint-Truiden

3
nights
Otranto

Otranto ©
Otranto is a town and comune in the province of Lecce (Apulia, Italy), in a fertile region once famous for its breed of horses.It is located on the east coast of the Salento peninsula. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chiesa di San Pietro and Faro di Punta Palascia. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Torre dell'Orso Beach and Lido La Sorgente. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at La Dolce Riva, stroll through Spiaggia Porto Miggiano, and explore the ancient world of Area Archeologica di Roca Vecchia.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Otranto online trip itinerary builder .

Sint-Truiden, Belgium to Otranto is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sint-Truiden in August; daily highs in Otranto reach 38°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Santa Maria di Leuca.

Things to do in Otranto

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Cesarea Terme, Torre dell'Orso, Area Archeologica di Roca Vecchia
Highlights from your plan
La Dolce Riva ©
La Dolce Riva
Lido Acqua Chiara ©
Lido Acqua Chiara
Chiesa di San Pietro ©
Chiesa di San Pietro

1
night
Santa Maria di Leuca

Santa Maria di Leuca ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta del Soffio, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Channel Ciolo.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Maria di Leuca road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Otranto to Santa Maria di Leuca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Santa Maria di Leuca are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Santa Maria di Leuca

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Channel Ciolo
Highlights from your plan
Grotta del Soffio ©
Grotta del Soffio
Channel Ciolo ©
Channel Ciolo

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario and Museo Nazionale Archeologico. Get some cultural insight at Centro Storico Locorotondo and Centro Storico di Monopoli. Change things up with these side-trips from Matera: Jonian Dolphin Conservation (in Taranto), Trullo Sovrano (in Alberobello) and Museo della Maiolica (in Laterza). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera, make a trip to Casa Noha, and explore the ancient world of Cripta del Peccato Originale.

Make your Matera itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Santa Maria di Leuca to Matera in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Maria di Leuca in September, Matera is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Vieste.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Taranto, Centro Storico Locorotondo, Trullo Sovrano, Centro Storico di Monopoli, Museo della Maiolica
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Centro Storico Locorotondo ©
Centro Storico Locorotondo
Jonian Dolphin Conservation ©
Jonian Dolphin Conservation
Museo Nazionale Archeologico ©
Museo Nazionale Archeologico

2
nights
Vieste, Province of Foggia

Vieste ©
Vieste is a town, comune and former Catholic bishopric in the province of Foggia, in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Motobarca Desiree Grotte Marine di Vieste, then make a trip to Trabucco San Lorenzo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Portonuovo, and finally don't miss a visit to Arco di San Felice. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia di Vignanotica and then stroll through Vignanotica Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vieste tour planner .

Traveling by car from Matera to Vieste takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Vieste are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Vasto.

Things to do in Vieste

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Baia di Vignanotica
Highlights from your plan
Baia di Vignanotica ©
Baia di Vignanotica
Spiaggia di Portonuovo ©
Spiaggia di Portonuovo
Arco di San Felice ©
Arco di San Felice

2
nights
Vasto

Vasto ©
The Città del Vasto or Vasto is a town and comune on the Adriatic coast of the Province of Chieti in southern Abruzzo, Italy. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Santuario del Miracolo Eucaristico, pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia di San Giovanni in Venere, then enjoy the sand and surf at Riserva Naturale di Punta Aderci, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Vasto. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Palazzo d'Avalos - Musei Civici, explore the historical opulence of Castello Ducale di Crecchio, wander the streets of Borgo Medievale di Crecchio, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese, and finally don't miss a visit to Loggia Amblingh.

To see where to stay and tourist information, read Vasto road trip planning site .

Drive from Vieste to Vasto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ascoli Piceno.

Things to do in Vasto

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Crecchio, Santuario del Miracolo Eucaristico, Castello Aragonese, Abbazia di San Giovanni in Venere
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo d'Avalos - Musei Civici ©
Palazzo d'Avalos - Musei Civici
Abbazia di San Giovanni in Venere ©
Abbazia di San Giovanni in Venere
Castello Aragonese ©
Castello Aragonese

3
nights
Ascoli Piceno

Ascoli Piceno ©
Home to more than 200 towers during the Middle Ages, Ascoli Piceno has one of the most beautiful main plazas in Italy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia and Fortezza Museo delle Armi Civitella del Tronto. Visiting Grotte di Stiffe and Campo Imperatore will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Abbazia Santa Maria di Ronzano (in Castel Castagna), L'Aquila (Basilica di San Bernardino & Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio e Porta Santa) and Grottammare Borgo Antico (in Grottammare). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Cattedrale di Sant'Emidio and pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario della Madonna dello Splendore.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ascoli Piceno travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Vasto to Ascoli Piceno in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Sirolo.

Things to do in Ascoli Piceno

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

L'Aquila, Campo Imperatore, Santuario della Madonna dello Splendore, Grottammare Borgo Antico, Grotte di Stiffe
Highlights from your plan
Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia ©
Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia
Grotte di Stiffe ©
Grotte di Stiffe
Campo Imperatore ©
Campo Imperatore

3
nights
Sirolo

Sirolo ©
Sirolo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Ancona in the Italian region of Marche. Step out of the city life by going to Parco del Conero and Baia di Portonovo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Riviera del Conero e Colli dell'Infinito and Rocca Medievale Di Offagna. Get out of town with these interesting Sirolo side-trips: Azienda Agraria Guerrieri (in Piagge) and Cattedrale San Ciriaco (in Ancona). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Grotte di Camerano - Citta Sotterranea di Camerano, don't miss a visit to Piazza del sabato del villaggio, and examine the collection at Casa Leopardi.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sirolo itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Ascoli Piceno to Sirolo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Sirolo

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ancona, Recanati, Grotte di Camerano - Citta Sotterranea di Camerano, Azienda Agraria Guerrieri, Rocca Medievale Di Offagna
Highlights from your plan
Baia di Portonovo ©
Baia di Portonovo
Azienda Agraria Guerrieri ©
Azienda Agraria Guerrieri
Casa Leopardi ©
Casa Leopardi

5
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica di Santa Chiara and Museo della Porziuncola. Get some cultural insight at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi and Vieille Ville. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Assisi: Montioni Frantoio e Cantina (in Montefalco), Basilica of Saint Ubaldo (in Gubbio) and Paper and Watermark Museum Fabriano (in Fabriano). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, look for all kinds of wild species at Bosco di San Francesco, step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Rufino.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Assisi online vacation planner .

Drive from Sirolo to Assisi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Assisi sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Montioni Frantoio e Cantina, Basilica of Saint Ubaldo, Vieille Ville, Paper and Watermark Museum Fabriano, Basilica di Santa Rita
Highlights from your plan
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri
Montioni Frantoio e Cantina ©
Montioni Frantoio e Cantina
Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola

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