32 days in Italy & Island of Malta Itinerary

32 days in Italy & Island of Malta Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
2
Turin, Italy
— 3 nights
3
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Bologna, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Bari, Italy
— 3 nights
6
Sorrento, Italy
— 3 nights
7
Palermo, Italy
— 3 nights
8
Catania, Italy
— 4 nights
9
Valletta, Malta
— 4 nights

3
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Milan is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Milan trip itinerary builder app.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Milan is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Milan, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in December, things will get colder in Milan: highs are around 9°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can take a train to Turin.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

3
nights
Turin, Italy

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
On the 28th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Galleria San Federico. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Piazza Castello, then make a trip to Piazza Vittorio Veneto, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Egizio.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Turin trip itinerary planning website.

You can take a train from Milan to Turin in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Turin are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Basilica of Superga
Highlights from your plan
Museo Nazionale del Cinema ©
Museo Nazionale del Cinema
Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio
Piazza San Carlo ©
Piazza San Carlo

2
nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take a stroll around Vernazza, stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, then take in the waterfront at Passeggiata Lungomare, and finally make a trip to Podere Case Lovara. On the next day, look for gifts at Le Mie Sete - Atelier Artistico Artigianale, walk around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, then learn about all things military at Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Cinque Terre Wellness.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cinque Terre online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Turin to Cinque Terre takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Turin in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cinque Terre: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

La Spezia, Le Mie Sete - Atelier Artistico Artigianale, Podere Case Lovara
Highlights from your plan
Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere ©
Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere
Le Mie Sete - Atelier Artistico Artigianale ©

2
nights
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Bologna is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, admire the landmark architecture of Archiginnasio di Bologna, don't miss a visit to Piazza Maggiore, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Civico Archeologico.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bologna online trip planner.

Drive from Cinque Terre to Bologna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Cinque Terre in January, things will get a bit cooler in Bologna: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bari.

Things to do in Bologna

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas
Highlights from your plan
Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna ©
Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell ©
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell

3
nights
Bari, Italy

Bari ©
Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Venture out of the city with trips to La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino (in Altamura), Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare (in Polignano a Mare) and Matera (Sassi in Miniatura, Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Nicola, get to know the fascinating history of Lungomare e Murat, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Ferrarese, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giacomo.

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

Getting from Bologna to Bari by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bologna in January, with highs in Bari at 15°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Matera, La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino, Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare
Highlights from your plan
Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina ©
Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Basilica San Nicola ©
Basilica San Nicola

3
nights
Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento ©
A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sorrento: Pompeii Archaeological Park (in Pompeii) and Salerno (Giardino della Minerva, Duomo di Salerno, &more). There's much more to do: see the sights as you ascend with Toonado, admire the natural beauty at Villa Comunale, admire the verdant scenery at Il Vallone dei Mulini, and make a trip to Piazza Tasso.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sorrento road trip planner.

Drive from Bari to Sorrento in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bari in January since evenings lows in Sorrento dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Salerno, Chiesa e Convento di S. Francesco, Pompeii Archaeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Toonado ©
Toonado
Centro Storico Salerno ©
Centro Storico Salerno
Promenade Trieste ©
Promenade Trieste

3
nights
Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palermo: Museo dell'Acciuga (in Aspra) and Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, get a taste of the local shopping with Regional Gallery (Galleria Regionale della Sicilia), and admire the masterpieces at Museo Archeologico Regionale "Antonino Salinas".

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Palermo route builder website.

You can fly from Sorrento to Palermo in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and ferry; or do a combination of subway and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Catania.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Duomo di Monreale, Museo dell'Acciuga
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo Conte Federico ©
Palazzo Conte Federico
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

4
nights
Catania, Italy

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Catania: Syracuse (Teatro Greco, Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Piazza Duomo, admire the local landmark of Fontana dell'Amenano, go for a walk through Via Etnea, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Catania trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Palermo to Catania in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Catania sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Syracuse, Parrocchia San Giovanni Battista, Castello Normanno - Museo Civico
Highlights from your plan
Piazza Duomo ©
Piazza Duomo
Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi ©
Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi
Monastero dei Benedettini ©
Monastero dei Benedettini

4
nights
Valletta, Malta

Valletta ©
Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Valletta: Malta National Aquarium (in Qawra) and Mellieha (Mellieha Air Raid Shelter & Mellieha Parish Church). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of St. John's Co-Cathedral, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Archaeology, admire the natural beauty at San Anton Gardens, and delve into the distant past at Hal Saflieni Hypogeum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Valletta day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Catania to Valletta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Catania in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in Valletta. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Mdina, Mellieha, Souvenirs That Don't Suck, Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, San Anton Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Can You Escape? Malta ©
Can You Escape? Malta
St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Upper Barrakka Gardens ©
Upper Barrakka Gardens

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