41 days in Italy, Valletta & Rabat Itinerary

41 days in Italy, Valletta & Rabat Itinerary

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41 days in Italy, Valletta & Rabat Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Leccio, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Vicenza, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
4
Trento, Italy
— Few hours
Bus:  45​min
5
Bolzano, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Ravenna, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Trani, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Matera, Italy
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Alberobello, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
10
Bari, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Lecce, Italy
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  6​h 45​min
12
Valletta, Malta
— 6 nights
Bus:  30​min
13
Rabat, Malta
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  21​h 15​min
End: New York City, United States

8
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rome itinerary planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Rome is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Philadelphia to Rome, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. You'll set off for Vicenza on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
Leccio, Italy

Leccio ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Castello di Sammezzano. On the 18th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Castello di Sammezzano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Azienda Agricola San Marco di Mori - Vendita diretta Carne Chianina, then step into the grandiose world of Castello dei Conti Guidi di Poppi, and then learn about winemaking at Castello del Trebbio.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Leccio attractions app .

Traveling by car from Rome to Leccio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Leccio are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. On the 20th (Sun), you'll travel to Vicenza.

Things to do in Leccio

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Poppi, Castello del Trebbio
Highlights from your plan
Castello del Trebbio ©
Castello del Trebbio
Castello dei Conti Guidi di Poppi ©
Castello dei Conti Guidi di Poppi
Castello di Sammezzano ©
Castello di Sammezzano

3
nights
Vicenza, Italy

Vicenza ©
Famous for its abundance of 16th-century architecture designed by Andrea Palladio, Vicenza was coined the City of Palladio.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palladio Museum, Villa La Rotonda by Andrea Palladio and Teatro Olimpico. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Palladio Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Palladiana, appreciate the history behind Piazza dei Signori, then catch a live performance at Teatro Olimpico, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Villa La Rotonda by Andrea Palladio.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Vicenza online trip maker .

Getting from Rome to Vicenza by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Rome, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Vicenza, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Trento.

Things to do in Vicenza

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Basilica Palladiana ©
Basilica Palladiana
Teatro Olimpico ©
Teatro Olimpico
Piazza dei Signori ©
Piazza dei Signori

few
hours
Trento, Italy

Trento ©
Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Piazza Duomo.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Trento travel route planning site .

You can take a train from Vicenza to Trento in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Vicenza, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Trento, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for the bus ride to Bolzano.

Things to do in Trento

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan

4
nights
Bolzano, Italy

Bolzano ©
South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gardena Pass (in Selva di Val Gardena), I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff (in Merano) and Kinderland - Hotel Rainer (in Sesto). The adventure continues: stroll around Puez-Geisler Nature Park, see the interesting displays at Messner Mountain Museum MMM Firmian, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Dobbiaco, and take an in-depth tour of BZ '18-'45: Un monumento, una citta, due dittature.

You can plan Bolzano trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by bus from Trento to Bolzano takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Bolzano are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Ravenna.

Things to do in Bolzano

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Kinderland - Hotel Rainer, Gardena Pass, Lago di Dobbiaco, I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff
Highlights from your plan
Puez-Geisler Nature Park ©
Puez-Geisler Nature Park
I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff ©
Tre Cime di Lavaredo ©
Tre Cime di Lavaredo

2
nights
Ravenna, Italy

Ravenna ©
Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): look and learn at Il Planetario, pause for some photo ops at Dante's tomb and Quadrarco of Braccioforte, examine the collection at Archiepiscopal Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Vitale.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ravenna trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Bolzano to Ravenna by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 58°F. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Arezzo.

Things to do in Ravenna

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe, Porto Turistico Cesenatico
Highlights from your plan
Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia ©
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo ©
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo

2
nights
Trani, Italy

Trani ©
Trani is a seaport of Apulia, in southern Italy, on the Adriatic Sea, 40km by railway West-Northwest of Bari. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Porto, don't miss a visit to Villa Comunale, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Trani, then stop by Delizie Pugliesi, and finally contemplate the long history of Sinagoga Scolanova.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Trani online trip builder .

You can drive from Ravenna to Trani in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Trani

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Trani ©
Castello di Trani
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale
Delizie Pugliesi ©
Delizie Pugliesi

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the ancient world of Materasum Ipogeo, don't miss a visit to Palombaro Lungo, stop by Arterego di Margherita Albanese, then examine the collection at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, then see the interesting displays at Sassi in Miniatura, and finally make a trip to Casa Noha.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Matera trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Trani to Matera takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Matera are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Alberobello.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Materasum Ipogeo ©
Materasum Ipogeo
Casa Noha ©
Casa Noha

3
nights
Alberobello, Italy

Alberobello ©
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): admire the striking features of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, look for gifts at Enoteca Tholos, don't miss a visit to Parrocchia Sant'Antonio di Padova, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and finally examine the collection at Trullo Sovrano. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at L'Acropoli di Puglia, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoosafari, then don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Castellana.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Alberobello trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Matera to Alberobello in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Alberobello, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°F at night. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bari.

Things to do in Alberobello

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Zoosafari, L'Acropoli di Puglia, Grotte di Castellana, Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare
Highlights from your plan
L'Acropoli di Puglia ©
L'Acropoli di Puglia
Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare ©

1
night
Bari, Italy

Bari
Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
On the 4th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lungomare Imperatore Augusto, steep yourself in history at Cattedrale di Bari, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Giacomo.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Bari trip planner.

You can drive from Alberobello to Bari in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Bari can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lecce.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

2
nights
Lecce, Italy

Lecce ©
Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Explore Lecce's surroundings by going to Palazzo del Principe (in Muro Leccese), Maldive del Salento Pescoluse (in Pescoluse) and Otranto (Centro Storico Otranto & Cattedrale Di Otranto). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Croce, don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, Lecce, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lecce trip planner.

Drive from Bari to Lecce in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Otranto, Palazzo del Principe, Maldive del Salento Pescoluse, Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria
Highlights from your plan
Centro Storico Otranto ©
Centro Storico Otranto
Centro Storico, Lecce ©
Centro Storico, Lecce

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.
Valletta is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of St. John's Co-Cathedral, learn about all things military at Fort Rinella, take a leisurely stroll along Valletta Waterfront, and expand your understanding of the military at Fort St Elmo - National War Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Valletta travel route planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Lecce to Valletta in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Lecce in October since evenings lows in Valletta dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for the bus ride to Rabat.

Things to do in Valletta

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Saint Julian's, Birgu (Vittoriosa), Fort Rinella, Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, Marsaxlokk Bay
Highlights from your plan
Fort St Elmo - National War Museum ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Upper Barrakka Gardens ©
Upper Barrakka Gardens

5
nights
Rabat, Malta

Not to be confused with Victoria, formerly known as Rabat, the official Rabat is a town just outside of Mdina on the island of Malta.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rabat: Ggantija Megalithic Temples (in Ggantija), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Marsalforn) and Ta' Pinu National Shrine (in Gharb). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Mdina Old City, delve into the distant past at Mnajdra, explore the galleries of Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum, and contemplate the long history of Mellieha Air Raid Shelter.

Plan trip to Rabat with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Rabat is just a stone's throw from Valletta. In October, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mellieha, Mdina, Mosta Parish, Malta National Aquarium, Ta' Pinu National Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mnajdra ©
Mnajdra
Ta' Pinu National Shrine ©
Ta' Pinu National Shrine

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