26 days in Italy Itinerary

26 days in Italy Itinerary

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1
Syracuse
— 13 nights
2
Catania
— 2 nights
3
Palermo
— 2 nights
4
Messina
— 2 nights
5
Naples
— 2 nights
6
Salerno
— 2 nights
7
Rome
— 2 nights

13
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Syracuse side-trips: Scicli (Museo del Costume, Scicli, &more), Chiesa San Paolo Apostolo (in Pozzallo) and Noto (Centro Storico, Chiesa Santa Chiara, &more). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Ortigia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ragusa Ibla, explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Syracuse visit planner.

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major aiports are Catania-Fontanarossa Airport and Comiso Airport. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Catania.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Noto, Modica, Scicli, Ragusa, Portopalo di Capo Passero
Highlights from your plan
Gli Aromi Sicily ©
Gli Aromi Sicily
Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi ©
Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi

2
nights
Catania

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 4th (Sun): walk around Giardino Bellini, get engrossed in the history at Monastero dei Benedettini, appreciate the history behind Fontana dell'Elefante, then contemplate the long history of Piazza Duomo, then ponder the design of Fontana dell'Amenano, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours, walk around Villa Comunale, and then take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Dell'Artigianato Siciliano Manago.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Catania trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Syracuse to Catania in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in Catania

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Taormina
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Monastero dei Benedettini ©
Monastero dei Benedettini
Piazza Duomo ©
Piazza Duomo

2
nights
Palermo

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 6th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Monreale, and finally admire the natural beauty at Orto Botanico di Palermo. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the local landmark of Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, admire the striking features of Norman Palace, contemplate the long history of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, then make a trip to Cattedrale di Palermo, and finally don't miss a visit to Quattro Canti.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Palermo online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Catania to Palermo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Messina.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Messina

Messina ©
Messina is the capital of the Italian Metropolitan City of Messina. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Messina, don't miss a visit to Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico), admire the local landmark of Fontana di Gennaro, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Annunziata dei Catalani Church, and finally let your taste buds guide you at Discover Messina Sicily. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tempio Votivo di Cristo Re, get outside with Colli San Rizzo, then take in the pleasant sights at Piazza IX Aprile, then make a trip to Corso Umberto, and finally don't miss a visit to Ancient Theatre of Taormina.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Messina day trip website.

You can drive from Palermo to Messina in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April in Messina, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Messina

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Taormina
Highlights from your plan
Ancient Theatre of Taormina ©
Ancient Theatre of Taormina
Piazza IX Aprile ©
Piazza IX Aprile

2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, then steep yourself in history at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, then contemplate the long history of Lupanar, and finally delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Galleria Borbonica, explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Naples trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Messina to Naples by combination of ferry and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Messina in April, Naples is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Salerno.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Pompeii, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano

2
nights
Salerno

Salerno ©
While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Principessa di Piemonte, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then cruise along Amalfi Coast, and finally make a trip to Centro Storico Salerno. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Castello di Arechi, look for gifts at Bossa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Agostino, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno, then make a trip to Promenade Trieste, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Giardino della Minerva.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Salerno trip planner.

Traveling by car from Naples to Salerno takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Naples in April since evenings lows in Salerno dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi Coast, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Amalfi Coast ©
Amalfi Coast

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rome road trip planning app.

You can drive from Salerno to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rome when traveling from Salerno in April, with lows around 11°C.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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