26 days in Italy Itinerary

26 days in Italy Itinerary

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Alghero, Sardinia
— 1 night
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Baunei, Sardinia
— 2 nights
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San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Fly to Pisa, Ferry to Portoferraio
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Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 3 nights
Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Rome
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Rome
— 4 nights
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San Vito lo Capo, Sicily
— 3 nights
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Lampedusa
— 3 nights
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Santa Maria di Leuca
— 2 nights
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Venice
— 4 nights
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Alghero, Sardinia

— 1 night

Little Barcelona

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
On the 2nd (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Alghero Rock Climbing Sites, then explore the striking landscape at Capo Caccia, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Mugoni, and finally stroll through Spiaggia di Maria Pia.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Alghero trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Alghero is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Alghero. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in July, with highs in Alghero at 88°F and lows at 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Baunei.

Things to do in Alghero

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get interesting insight from Diving Cala Mariolu, kick back and relax at Cala Mariolu, then kick back and relax at Cala dei Gabbiani, and finally kick back and relax at Lido di Orri. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Cala Biriala, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Goloritzè, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Girasole.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Baunei trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Alghero to Baunei takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Alghero in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 71°F in Baunei. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Baunei

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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 Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo, then stroll through Cala Brandinchi, then stroll through Lu Impostu Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Porto Taverna Beach. On the next day, kick back and relax at Spiaggia La Cinta and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Teodoro holiday app.

Traveling by car from Baunei to San Teodoro takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Portoferraio, Elba Island

— 3 nights
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Relax by the water at Spiaggia Di Sansone and Spiaggia di Capo Bianco. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spiaggia di Fetovaia and Spiaggia La Sorgente. Change things up with these side-trips from Portoferraio: Spiaggia di Cavoli (in Seccheto) and Spiaggia Di Buzzancone o Cera (in Capoliveri). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia delle Tombe, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Canata, and see some colorful creatures with Karibu Diving & Travel.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Portoferraio sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from San Teodoro to Portoferraio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. When traveling from San Teodoro in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Portoferraio: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Rome

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore hidden gems such as Cascata delle Marmore and Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli. Venture out of the city with trips to Necropoli di Tarquinia (in Tarquinia) and Lago di Piediluco (in Piediluco). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, take a stroll through Trastevere, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Rome holiday builder.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Portoferraio in July, you will find days in Rome are a bit warmer (89°F), and nights are about the same (70°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to fly to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

San Vito lo Capo, Sicily

— 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo and Spiaggia di Macari. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro and Chiesa Madre - Duomo di Erice. There's still lots to do: cast your line with Buena Vida Catamarano, look for gifts at La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico, and explore the historical opulence of Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Vito lo Capo itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to San Vito lo Capo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in July, you will find days in San Vito lo Capo are a bit cooler (84°F), and nights are about the same (72°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Lampedusa.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Lampedusa

— 3 nights
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Spiaggia dei Conigli and Cala Pulcino. Step off the beaten path and head to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Centro Recupero Tartarughe Marine, stroll through Cala Croce Beach, and kick back and relax at La Tabaccara.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lampedusa online journey builder.

Fly from San Vito lo Capo to Lampedusa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Santa Maria di Leuca.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Santa Maria di Leuca

— 2 nights
Santa Maria di Leuca, often spelled simply Leuca, is a frazione of the comune of Castrignano del Capo, in the province of Lecce (Apulia), southern Italy. On the 21st (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, Head underground at Grotta del Soffio, then laugh and play at Sidereus, and finally look for gifts at Azienda Agricola Boccarello - Olio del Salento. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Swim Liberi di Nuotare, look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Naturale Regionale Costa Otranto - Santa Maria di Leuca e Bosco di Tricase, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Channel Ciolo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Maria di Leuca trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Lampedusa to Santa Maria di Leuca takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Santa Maria di Leuca

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Venice

— 4 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Piazza delle Erbe and Fil Good. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lido and Dorsoduro. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Piazza Bra, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Venice holiday planner.

Getting from Santa Maria di Leuca to Venice by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Santa Maria di Leuca in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 67°F in Venice. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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.