5 days in Italy Itinerary

5 days in Italy Itinerary

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Palermo
— 1 night
Ferry
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Naples
— 1 night
Drive
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Pompeii
— 1 night
Drive
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Gaeta
— 1 night
Train

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Palermo

— 1 night
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Palermo trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Palermo. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll travel to Naples.

Things to do in Palermo

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Naples

— 1 night
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Monumental Complex Donnaregina - Diocesan Museum of Naples, then admire the striking features of Chiesa di San Gregorio Armeno, then get engrossed in the history at Museo delle Torture, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castel Capuano. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Chiara, wander the streets of Decumani di Napoli, then make a trip to Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Gesu Nuovo, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Santa Lucia.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, read Naples trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Palermo to Naples in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pompeii.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Pompeii

— 1 night

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 25th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Tempio di Venere, explore the ancient world of Tempio d'Iside, delve into the distant past at Fullonica di Stephanus, then don't miss a visit to Casa Sannitica, then admire the striking features of Casa di Nettuno e Anfitrite, and finally make a trip to College of the Augustales.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Pompeii tour itinerary planner.

Pompeii is just a stone's throw from Naples. In August, daily temperatures in Pompeii can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Gaeta.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gaeta

— 1 night
Gaeta is a city and comune in the province of Latina, in Lazio, central Italy. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella del Crocifisso, make a trip to Santuario Santissima Trinita, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario della Santissima Trinita, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella di San Filippo, then kick back and relax at La Playa Caliente, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lilium Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gaeta day trip planning tool.

Getting from Pompeii to Gaeta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Pompeii in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Gaeta, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Gaeta

Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Italy travel guide

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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.