27 days in Italy, Island of Malta & Corsica Itinerary

27 days in Italy, Island of Malta & Corsica Itinerary

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27 days in Italy, Island of Malta & Corsica Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Tram + Fly:  6 h
2
Valletta, Malta
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
3
Alghero, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Baunei, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
San Teodoro, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive + Ferry:  3 h
6
Porto-Vecchio, France
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Toronto, Canada

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Visit Centro Storico and The Baptistery of St. John for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pitti Palace and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Comune Di Certaldo (in Certaldo) and Greve in Chianti (Montefioralle Winery & Castello di Verrazzano). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Museo Nazionale del Bargello, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, appreciate the history behind Perseus Statue, and admire the striking features of Cappelle Medicee.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Florence travel route builder app .

Toronto, Canada to Florence is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Toronto to Florence, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Toronto in March, plan for much hotter days in Florence, with highs around 17°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Greve in Chianti, Comune Di Certaldo
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lascaris War Rooms and Mosta Parish. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul and Saluting Battery. Venture out of the city with trips to Mellieha (Mellieha Air Raid Shelter, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more), Malta Classic Car Collection Museum (in Qawra) and Gozo Ferry Port (in Cirkewwa). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Casa Rocca Piccola, stroll through Spinola Bay, delve into the distant past at Mnajdra, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church St. Agatha - Sant' Agatha.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Valletta trip planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Florence to Valletta in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Florence in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Valletta, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Mellieha, Rabat, Mdina, Fort Rinella, Mosta Parish
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Mosta Parish ©
Mosta Parish
Lascaris War Rooms ©
Lascaris War Rooms
Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul ©

4
nights
Alghero, Italy

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Get in touch with nature at Capo Caccia and Spiaggia di Maria Pia. Explore hidden gems such as Spiaggia di Is Arutas and Spiaggia Li Mindi. Get out of town with these interesting Alghero side-trips: Off-Road Tours (in Stintino), Porto Torres (Area Archeologica Tombe Ipogeiche - Via Libio 53 & Asinara) and Spiaggia La Marinedda (in Isola Rossa). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Mugoni, steep yourself in history at Casteddu Etzu, and delve into the distant past at La Necropoli di Anghelu Ruju.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Alghero trip builder tool .

Getting from Valletta to Alghero by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect slightly colder evenings in Alghero when traveling from Valletta in March, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Baunei.

Things to do in Alghero

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Porto Torres, Costa Paradiso, Spiaggia La Marinedda, Spiaggia Li Mindi, Casteddu Etzu
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Capo Caccia ©
Capo Caccia
Spiaggia di Is Arutas ©
Spiaggia di Is Arutas
Spiaggia La Marinedda ©
Spiaggia La Marinedda

3
nights
Baunei, Italy

Baunei ©
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. Centro Storico Sorgono and Santuario di Abini are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cala Mariolu and Grotta del Bue Marino. Step out of Baunei to go to Cala Gonone and see Cala Fuili Beach, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Goloritzè and enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Orri.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Baunei trip 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. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Alghero in April since evenings lows in Baunei dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Baunei

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Dorgali, Santuario di Abini, Lido di Orri, Centro Storico Sorgono
Highlights from your plan
Cala Goloritzè ©
Cala Goloritzè
Spiaggia di Cala Luna ©
Spiaggia di Cala Luna
Cala Fuili Beach ©
Cala Fuili Beach

4
nights
San Teodoro, Italy

San Teodoro ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Spiaggia La Cinta and Porto Taverna Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Lu Impostu Beach and Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo. Change things up with these side-trips from San Teodoro: Grotta di Ispinigoli (in Dorgali), Spiaggia Berchida (in Siniscola) and Orosei (Spiaggia di Sa Curcurica & Oasi Biderosa). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Spiaggia Pittulongu - La Playa, stop by Artigianato Sardo Basoni Salvatorica, delve into the distant past at Fattoria Romana di S'Imbalconadu, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Teodoro road trip app .

Getting from Baunei to San Teodoro by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in San Teodoro when traveling from Baunei in April, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Orosei, Olbia, Artigianato Sardo Basoni Salvatorica, Spiaggia Berchida, Grotta di Ispinigoli
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia La Cinta ©
Spiaggia La Cinta
Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach
Oasi Biderosa ©
Oasi Biderosa

4
nights
Porto-Vecchio, France

Porto-Vecchio ©
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and plage de Tamaricciu. Popular historic sites such as Bonifacio Citadel and Castellu d'Arraggio (Ruines Mégalithiques) are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Bonifacio (Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), Iles Lavezzi, & more), Piscines Naturelles de Cavu (in Sainte Lucie De Porto Vecchio) and Molino de Aceite Eco-museum (in Sainte-Lucie-de-Tallano). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Santa Giulia and take in the awesome beauty at Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Needles).

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Porto-Vecchio trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Teodoro to Porto-Vecchio by combination of car and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bonifacio, Zonza, Molino de Aceite Eco-museum
Highlights from your plan
Iles Lavezzi ©
Iles Lavezzi
plage de Tamaricciu ©
plage de Tamaricciu
Bonifacio Citadel ©
Bonifacio Citadel

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