27 days in Italy Itinerary

27 days in Italy Itinerary

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Alghero
— 3 nights
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Cagliari
— 3 nights
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Lampedusa
— 1 night
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Syracuse
— 3 nights
Drive
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Palermo
— 2 nights
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Cefalu
— 2 nights
Drive to Tresmestieri, Ferry to Reggio Calabria
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Reggio Calabria
— 1 night
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Tropea
— 2 nights
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Matera
— 7 nights
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Alghero

— 3 nights

Little Barcelona

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spiaggia di Maria Pia and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Centro Storico Bosa and Basilica di Saccargia. Get out of town with these interesting Alghero side-trips: Nuraghe Santu Antine (in Torralba) and Sassari (Porto Ferro & spiaggia di Porto Ferro). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Torre del Porticciolo, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Mugoni, and get outside with Spiaggia Del Lazzaretto.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Alghero trip planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to Alghero is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Beirut to Alghero is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Beirut in September: high temperatures in Alghero hover around 32°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Cagliari.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Cagliari

— 3 nights

City of Sun

The capital of Sardinia, Cagliari is spread out over seven hills and still bears the marks of its past conquerors, including the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans.
Escape the urban bustle at Ranch Paky Barroso and Pan di Zucchero. Step off the beaten path and head to Il Belvedere di Nebida and Argiolas Winery. Go for a jaunt from Cagliari to Nebida to see Laveria Lamarmora about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: visit Quartiere Villanova, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dello Sperone, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Efisio, and examine the collection at Museo del Tesoro e Area Archeologica di Sant'Eulalia.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cagliari day trip app.

Getting from Alghero to Cagliari by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Cagliari

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Lampedusa

— 1 night
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): kick back and relax at Cala Greca, then kick back and relax at Cala Croce Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Centro Recupero Tartarughe Marine, and finally identify plant and animal life at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Archivio Storico Lampedusa, head outdoors with Mare Morto, then visit a coastal fixture at Faro di Capo Grecale, then don't miss a visit to Cala Calandra, and finally look for gifts at Il Pescato Di Lampedusa S.A.S. Di Costa Antonino & C..

For maps and tourist information, go to the Lampedusa trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Cagliari to Lampedusa takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cagliari in September since evenings lows in Lampedusa dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Syracuse

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Mediterranean

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 in touch with nature at Spiaggia di Gallina and Ortigia Island Excursion. Visit Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe and Chiesa di Santa Lucia alla Badia for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Syracuse: Noto (Monastero del San salvatore, Palazzo Castelluccio, &more). And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of Fountain of Diana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siracusa, and steep yourself in history at Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Syracuse tour builder website.

You can fly from Lampedusa to Syracuse in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Palermo

— 2 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, make a trip to Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo, pause for some serene contemplation at Santissimo Salvatore, Palermo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Monreale, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiostro dei Benedettini. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and Monastery of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratorio del Rosario di San Domenico, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Francesco of Assisi -Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria dello Spasimo.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Palermo road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Palermo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cefalu.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cefalu

— 2 nights
Cefalù is a city and comune in the Province of Palermo, located on the northern coast of Sicily, Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea about 70km east of the provincial capital and 185km west of Messina. On the 15th (Wed), take a stroll through Villaggio di Sant Ambrogio, explore the ancient world of Tempio di Diana, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oratorio del Santissimo Sacramento, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocca di Cefalu, then delve into the distant past at Mura Megalitiche, and finally make a trip to Duomo di Cefalu. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Museo Naturalistico Francesco Mina Palumbo, step into the grandiose world of Castello dei Ventimiglia, step into the grandiose world of Castello Ventimiglia, then view the masterpieces at Putia Sicilian Creativity, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella Palatina - Cappella di Sant'Anna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Maria SS. Assunta - Matrice Vecchia.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cefalu itinerary planner.

Getting from Palermo to Cefalu by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Cefalu

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Reggio Calabria

— 1 night
Reggio di Calabria, commonly known as Reggio Calabria or simply Reggio in Southern Italy, is the largest city and the most populated comune of Calabria, Southern Italy. On the 17th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa degli Ottimati, view the masterpieces at Palazzo Della Cultura Pasquino Crupi, contemplate the long history of Palazzo e Teatro Siracusa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dello Spirito Santo, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Ruffo di Scilla, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Maria S.S Immacolata di Scilla e Favazzina.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Reggio Calabria route planning app.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cefalu to Reggio Calabria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Reggio Calabria are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tropea.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Tropea

— 2 nights
Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy).The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): stop by Enogastronomia Lorenzo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Concattedrale, head outdoors with Lido l'Oasi, kick back and relax at Tropea Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Capo Vaticano, enjoy the sand and surf at Grotticelle beach, then steep yourself in history at Piazza della Repubblica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Matrice S.Giorgio Martire, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Piedigrotta Church.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tropea day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Reggio Calabria to Tropea takes 2 hours. Traveling from Reggio Calabria in September, Tropea is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Tropea

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Matera

— 7 nights

Subterranean City

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Explore hidden gems such as Lama Monachile and Church of Santa Maria de Idris. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sassi di Matera and Gravina Di Puglia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Matera: Centro Storico (in Putignano), L'uomo Di Altamura (in Altamura) and Castello Marchione (in Conversano). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale, explore the ancient world of Materasum Ipogeo, steep yourself in history at Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera, and don't miss a visit to Chiesa rupestre di Santa Lucia alle Malve.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Matera travel route builder app.

Traveling by car from Tropea to Matera takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Matera sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

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.

Sicily travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Ruins · Churches
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.

Calabria travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Landmarks · Castles
Forming the toe of Italy's "boot," Calabria is considered the Caribbean of Europe and may very well be the country's best-kept secret. Visitors can find everything from beaches to Byzantine churches here. Hillside towns, ancient Greek temples, and medieval castles and palaces are just some of the attractions scattered around one of the country's least-developed regions. Calabria remains largely unblemished by mass tourism, with many charming places to visit like olive plantations, orange groves, waterfalls, and lakes. Because it's bordered by the Mediterranean Sea on three sides, the water plays a huge role in the region's culture and cuisine. Calabria is also an up-and-coming producer of fine wines.