32 days in Italy Itinerary

32 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy route planner

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Fly to Brindisi – Salento Airport, Drive to Otranto
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Otranto
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rossano
— 4 nights
Drive
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Assisi
— 4 nights
Train to Rome, Fly to Lampedusa
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Lampedusa
— 3 nights
Fly
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Noto
— 3 nights
Drive
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Taormina
— 3 nights
Bus to Milazzo, Ferry to Lipari
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Lipari
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Milazzo, Train to Palermo Centrale Station, Bus to Trapani, Ferry to Isola di Favignana
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Isola di Favignana
— 3 nights
Ferry to Trapani, Staiti 13, Bus to Palermo
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Palermo
— 4 nights
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Otranto

— 4 nights
Otranto is a town and comune in the province of Lecce (Apulia, Italy), in a fertile region once famous for its breed of horses.It is located on the east coast of the Salento peninsula. Step out of the city life by going to Cava di Bauxite and Channel Ciolo. Sidereus and Frantoio Ipogeo di Palazzo Granafei will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Otranto: Lido Il Molo (in Torre San Giovanni), Specchia (Frantoi Ipogei & Centro Storico Medievale di Specchia) and Santa Maria di Leuca (Fishing Charters & Tours, Grotta del Soffio, &more). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Zona Franca Lounge Beach, head outdoors with La Grotta Verde, stroll through Spiaggia Porto Miggiano, and take in the dramatic natural features at Le Due Sorelle.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Otranto trip planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to Otranto is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Beirut to Otranto. Traveling from Beirut in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Otranto, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rossano.

Things to do in Otranto

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Rossano

— 4 nights
Rossano is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza, Calabria, southern Italy. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santuario di San Francesco di Paola and Piazza Campo. You'll explore and learn at Museo della Liquirizia "Giorgio Amarelli" and Museo Del Santuario Di Sant'Umile Da Bisignano. Venture out of the city with trips to Museo all'aperto Bilotti (Mab) (in Cosenza), River Rafting & Tubing (in Laino Borgo) and Civita (Setteventi del Pollino & Museo Etonico Arbresh). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Castello di Santa Severina, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Maria Santissima Achiropita, and see the interesting displays at Museo Diocesano e del Codex.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rossano trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Otranto to Rossano by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rossano

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Assisi

— 4 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi and San Damiano. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo della Porziuncola and Palazzo dei Consoli and Museo Civico. Explore Assisi's surroundings by going to Perugia (Perugia Cathedral & Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria) and Basilica of Saint Ubaldo (in Gubbio). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, stop by La Bottega Di Teresa, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Rufino.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Assisi trip builder app.

Getting from Rossano to Assisi by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Assisi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Lampedusa

— 3 nights
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cala Pulcino and Cala Croce Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Spiaggia dei Conigli and La Tabaccara. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Spiagga Cala Francese, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Sciatu Persu, and don't miss a visit to Archivio Storico Lampedusa.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lampedusa journey planning site.

Getting from Assisi to Lampedusa by combination of train and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Assisi in September since evenings lows in Lampedusa dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Noto.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Noto

— 3 nights
Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cavagrande del Cassibile and Tonnara di Marzamemi. St. Nicholas Cathedral and Chiesa Santa Chiara will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noto: Scicli (La Fornace Penna & A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu), Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica (in Modica) and Sampieri (in Sampieri). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Eloro, get to know the fascinating history of Corso Vittorio Emanuele III, stroll through Spiaggia di Gallina, and identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Noto online trip planner.

You can fly from Lampedusa to Noto in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Noto

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Taormina

— 3 nights
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gambino Vini and Castillo de Castelmola. Relax by the water at Piscina di Venere and Isola Bella. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taormina: Riserva Naturale Orientata Laghetti di Marinello (in Patti), Etna Donkey Trekking (in Linguaglossa) and Castello di Milazzo (in Milazzo). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Ancient Theatre of Taormina, go for a walk through Chiesa Madonna della Rocca, admire the local landmark of Quattro Fontane di Taormina, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Varo.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Taormina online trip maker.

You can drive from Noto to Taormina in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lipari.

Things to do in Taormina

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Lipari

— 3 nights
Lipari is the largest of the Aeolian Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the northern coast of Sicily, southern Italy; it is also the name of the island's main town and comune, which is administratively part of the Metropolitan City of Messina. Step off the beaten path and head to Scalata al Cratere and Chiesa Vecchia di Quattropani. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cattedrale di San Bartolomeo and Museo Archeologico Regionale Eoliano. Venture out of the city with trips to Isola Vulcano (Spiaggia dell'Asino & Vulcano). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cala Junco, kick back and relax at Coral Beach, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lipari road trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Taormina to Lipari in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in Lipari

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Isola di Favignana

— 3 nights
Once famous for its white tuff shell quarries and tuna can factory--now turned into a museum--Isola di Favignana attracts divers and beachgoers with its jagged coastline rich in coves and caves.
Step out of the city life by going to Spiaggia di Cala Rossa and Cala Azzurra. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grotte bue marino and Lido Burrone. Go for a jaunt from Isola di Favignana to Levanzo to see Grotta del Genovese about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Cala Rotonda (Arco di Ulisse), contemplate the waterfront views at Egadi Sea, get interesting insight from Tours, and stroll through Scalo Cavallo.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Isola di Favignana sightseeing planning app.

You can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus from Lipari to Isola di Favignana in 9.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Isola di Favignana are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Palermo

— 4 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Cattedrale di Palermo and Castello di Caccamo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spiaggia di Macari and Grotta Mangiapane. Explore Palermo's surroundings by going to La Bottega nella Roccia (in Caccamo), Riserva Naturale Orientata Monte Cofano (in Custonaci) and Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo (in Trapani). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Santuario Santa Rosalia, make a trip to Quattro Canti, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Giuseppe dei Teatini, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Di San Vito.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Palermo tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Isola di Favignana to Palermo takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

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.

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.

Umbria travel guide

4.4
Churches · Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks
Characterized by a landscape of green hills, attractive towns, and World Heritage-listed monuments, Umbria is the only region in the country with neither a coastline nor an international border. Umbria is home to the town of Assisi, a World Heritage Site and a major religious center that houses a number of attractions. Its Franciscan church has one of the world's finest medieval collections of frescos, a must-see on any itinerary here. Umbria is one of Italy's smaller regions, yet what it lacks in size, it more than makes up in the natural beauty of its agricultural lands and quaint villages.

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.