29 days in Italy Itinerary

29 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip planner

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Fly
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Palermo
— 4 nights
Fly
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Palau
— 2 nights
Ferry
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La Maddalena
— 3 nights
Ferry to Palau, Drive to Baunei
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Baunei
— 2 nights
Drive
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Stintino
— 2 nights
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Drive to Alghero-Fertilia Airport, Fly to Lamezia Terme Airport, Drive to Belcastro
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Belcastro
— 1 night
Drive
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Bari
— 4 nights
Drive
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Benevento
— 2 nights
Train
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Rome
— 7 nights
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Palermo

— 4 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Explore Palermo's surroundings by going to Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo), Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo (in San Vito lo Capo) and Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, browse the collection at Biblioteca Comunale di Palermo, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Palermo day trip tool.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Palermo is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Palau.

Things to do in Palermo

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Palau

— 2 nights
Palau is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, about 220km north of Cagliari and about 30km northwest of Olbia. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): make a trip to Budelli arcipelago Maddalena, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia dell'Isolotto, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Talmone, then make a trip to Cala Spinosa, then identify plant and animal life at Capo Testa, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Rena di Ponente.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Palau trip tool.

You can fly from Palermo to Palau in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to La Maddalena.

Things to do in Palau

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

La Maddalena

— 3 nights
La Maddalena is a town and comune located on the island with the same name, in northern Sardinia, part of the province of Olbia-Tempio, Italy.The townLa Maddalena is the largest town in the Maddalena archipelago, just 2km from the northeastern shore of Sardinia and sitting in the Straits of Bonifacio, between it and Corsica.The focal-point of pedestrian activity is found around Piazza Umberto I (formerly known as Piazza Comando-the older generation of natives in town still commonly refer to the piazza by its original name). Explore La Maddalena's surroundings by going to L'Area Naturale Marina Protetta Tavolara - Punta Coda Cavallo (in Olbia), Cala Corsara (in Spargi) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in San Teodoro). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Bassa Trinita, and step off the mainland to explore Isola di Spargi.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our La Maddalena trip itinerary maker website.

You can ride a ferry from Palau to La Maddalena in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Baunei.

Things to do in La Maddalena

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Baunei

— 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 1st (Tue): kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Milanesi / Musculedda, then stroll through Spiaggia S'Orologiu, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala dei Gabbiani, and finally kick back and relax at Cala Biriala. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): hike along Selvaggio Blu, then stroll through Cala Goloritzè, then kick back and relax at Piscine di Venere, and finally kick back and relax at Cala Mariolu.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Baunei trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from La Maddalena to Baunei takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Baunei can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Stintino.

Things to do in Baunei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Stintino

— 2 nights
Stintino is a coastal comune (municipality) in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 200km north of Cagliari and about 35km northwest of Sassari.GeographyStintino is located on the peninsula of the same name, running from Nurra plain to the Asinara Island, part of the Asinara National Park, for which Stintino is the nearer embarkment place. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at La Pelosa Beach, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Stabilimento Balneare I Fenicotteri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Gavino and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Stintino planning site.

Drive from Baunei to Stintino in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Stintino when traveling from Baunei in September, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Belcastro.

Things to do in Stintino

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Belcastro

— 1 night
Belcastro is a comune, former bishopric and present Latin Catholic titular see in the province of Catanzaro, in the Calabria region of southern Italy.HistoryThe small town of Belcastro is situated on a rocky spur crowned by a Norman-style castle that belonged to the counts of Aquino and that some propose as the birthplace of Saint Thomas Aquinas, more commonly taken to have been born in the castle of Roccasecca, near Aquino itself. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Castello dei Conti d'Aquino.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Belcastro online trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Stintino to Belcastro. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Bari.

Things to do in Belcastro

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Bari

— 4 nights

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Get out of town with these interesting Bari side-trips: La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino (in Altamura), Matera (Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, Sassi di Matera, &more) and Jonian Dolphin Conservation (in Taranto). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Masseria Brancati, don't miss a visit to Cattedrale Maria SS. Assunta, take in the exciting artwork at Baart Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Trani.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bari road trip tool.

You can drive from Belcastro to Bari in 5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Benevento.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Benevento

— 2 nights
Benevento is a city and comune of Campania, Italy, capital of the province of Benevento, northeast of Naples. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Arco di Traiano (114 d. C.), take an in-depth tour of Museo del Sannio, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Sofia, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Benevento, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Diocesano e Percorso Archeologico Ipogeo. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the design of Fontana delle Catene, browse the collection at Biblioteca Centro di Cultura, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario della Madonna del Taburno, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa e Convento di Santa Maria delle Grazie, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica della Madonna delle Grazie.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Benevento trip maker app.

You can drive from Bari to Benevento in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Benevento

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Rome

— 7 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Step out of Rome to go to Tivoli and see Villa d'Este, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome online vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Benevento to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Rome sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

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.

Sardinia travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Landmarks · Caves
Sardinia, with its Mediterranean atmosphere and charm, is loved by visitors looking for things to do outdoors on their holiday, like swimming, boating, windsurfing, hiking, climbing, and camping. Taking advantage of the island's near-perfect summer weather, visitors tend to overcrowd Sardinia's coastal areas. The inner life of the island, away from the most popular vacation spots, remains largely unblemished by mass tourism and commercialization. Sardinia is steeped in history and has a colorful character quite different from the rest of Italy. This is where the ancient Nuragic society, whose stone monuments still litter the land, flourished more than three millennia ago--predating the Etruscan civilization in mainland Italy by several hundred years. Sardinia's seaside resorts may be among the best in the world, but its quieter and more interesting countryside offers a greater array of attractions, including a patchwork of forests, citrus groves, and medieval villages.