34 days in Italy, Malta & Tunisia Itinerary

34 days in Italy, Malta & Tunisia Itinerary

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Start: George Town, Malaysia
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  22 h 30 min
1
Palermo, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Syracuse, Italy
— 6 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  2 h 45 min
3
Valletta, Malta
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Djerba Island, Tunisia
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h
5
Naples, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Matera, Italy
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: George Town, Malaysia

5
nights
Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Rocca di Cefalu. Do some cultural sightseeing at Santuario Santa Rosalia and Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palermo: Cefalu (Cefalu Coast, Oratorio del Santissimo Sacramento, &more), Calatafimi-Segesta (Tempio di Segesta & Teatro Greco di Segesta) and Selinunte Archaeological Park (in Marinella di Selinunte). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Palazzina Cinese, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Cataldo, see the interesting displays at Saline Calcara - Museo Parco Tematico, and kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Macari.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Palermo driving holiday planner.

George Town, Malaysia to Palermo is an approximately 23- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cefalu, Calatafimi-Segesta, San Vito lo Capo, Saline Calcara - Museo Parco Tematico, Selinunte Archaeological Park
Highlights from your plan
San Giuseppe dei Teatini ©
San Giuseppe dei Teatini
Scuba & Snorkeling
Teatro Greco di Segesta ©
Teatro Greco di Segesta

6
nights
Syracuse, Italy

Syracuse ©
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.
St. Nicholas Cathedral and Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo San Giorgio and Palazzo Nicolaci. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Syracuse: Noto (Chiesa Santa Chiara, Convento San Francesco d'Assisi all'Immacolata, &more), Modica (Cathedral of St. George, Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica, &more) and Scicli (Scicli, Suore Adoratrici Del Ss. Sacramento, &more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile, Head underground at Cavagrande del Cassibile, step into the grandiose world of Azienda Agricola Pupillo, and explore the ancient world of Necropolis of Pantalica.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Syracuse trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Palermo to Syracuse in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Noto, Modica, Scicli, Cavagrande del Cassibile, Tonnara di Marzamemi
Highlights from your plan
Chiesa Santa Chiara ©
Chiesa Santa Chiara
Duomo San Giorgio ©
Duomo San Giorgio
Necropolis of Pantalica ©
Necropolis of Pantalica

6
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mdina Main Gate - Baroque gateway and Holy Trinity. Get a sense of the local culture at Malta at War Museum and Malta Aviation Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Valletta side-trips: Malta Classic Car Collection Museum (in Qawra), Citadel (in Victoria) and Mellieha (Scuba & Snorkeling, Mellieha Parish Church, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Valletta Waterfront, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Rinella, and Head underground at Xlendi Beach, Cliff and Caves.

For more things to do and other tourist information, use the Valletta trip itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Syracuse to Valletta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Djerba Island.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Mellieha, Mdina, Xlendi Beach, Cliff and Caves, Malta Classic Car Collection Museum, Malta Aviation Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mdina Main Gate - Baroque gateway ©
Mdina Main Gate - Baroque gateway
Malta at War Museum ©
Malta at War Museum
Parrocca San Pawl Nawfragu ©
Parrocca San Pawl Nawfragu

3
nights
Djerba Island, Tunisia

Djerba Island ©
Explore pristine beaches and charming villages on a vacation on Djerba Island, a small island in the Gulf of Gabes known for its Berber population.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Musee de Guellala and Lalla Hadria Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Cave of Ali Berbere and Sentido Djerba Beach. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musee Du Patrimoine Traditionnel De Djerba, get to know the resident critters at The Crocodile Farm, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Djerba Explore Park, and step into the grandiose world of Fort de Borj El Kastil.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Djerba Island route maker website.

You can fly from Valletta to Djerba Island in 6 hours. In October in Djerba Island, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Djerba Island

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lalla Hadria Museum ©
Lalla Hadria Museum
Musee de Guellala ©
Musee de Guellala
Musee Du Patrimoine Traditionnel De Djerba ©
Musee Du Patrimoine Traditionnel De Djerba

5
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Appreciate the collections at Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro and LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea. Get some cultural insight at Santuario dell'Addolorata di Castelpetroso and Catacombe di San Gennaro. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Sorrento (Wine Tours & Tastings, Food Tours, &more), Pietrabbondante - Il Santuario (in Pietrabbondante) and Giardini di Augusto (in Capri). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Casa Sannitica, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero delle Fontanelle, pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara, and step into the grandiose world of Castel dell'Ovo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Djerba Island to Naples. Traveling from Djerba Island in October, things will get a bit cooler in Naples: highs are around 27°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Naples

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Sorrento, Casa Sannitica, Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei, Pietrabbondante - Il Santuario, Santuario dell'Addolorata di Castelpetroso
Highlights from your plan
Pietrabbondante - Il Santuario ©
Pietrabbondante - Il Santuario
Santuario dell'Addolorata di Castelpetroso ©
Santuario dell'Addolorata di Castelpetroso
Speed Boats Tours

5
nights
Matera, Italy

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Cattedrale di Matera and Church of Santa Maria de Idris will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Centro Storico di Craco and Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina. Venture out of the city with trips to MEC - Emotional Museum of Craco (in Craco), Certosa di Padula (in Padula) and Santuario Santa Maria di Anglona (in Tursi). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Cripta del Peccato Originale, Head underground at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Ridola, and see the interesting displays at Sassi in Miniatura.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Matera trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Naples to Matera takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Naples in October: high temperatures in Matera hover around 23°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Museums Adventure

Side Trips

Craco, Certosa di Padula, River Rafting & Tubing, Santuario Santa Maria di Anglona
Highlights from your plan
Cripta del Peccato Originale ©
Cripta del Peccato Originale
Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina ©
Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina
Church of Santa Maria de Idris ©
Church of Santa Maria de Idris

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