8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy visit planner

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Venice
— 1 night
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Lampedusa
— 1 night
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Taormina, Sicily
— 1 night
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Alghero, Sardinia
— 2 nights
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San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 2 nights
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Venice

— 1 night

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Venice planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Venice is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in August: high temperatures in Venice hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Lampedusa

— 1 night
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
On the 24th (Mon), kick back and relax at La Tabaccara, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia dei Conigli, and then kick back and relax at Cala Croce Beach.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Lampedusa trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Lampedusa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Venice in August, Lampedusa is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Taormina.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Taormina, Sicily

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): walk around Villa Comunale, kick back and relax at Isola Bella, then make a trip to Corso Umberto, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Piazza IX Aprile.

Make your Taormina itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Lampedusa to Taormina in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. August in Taormina sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Alghero, Sardinia

— 2 nights

Little Barcelona

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): Head underground at Capo Caccia, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Mugoni, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Maria Pia, and finally do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then see Off-Road Tours.

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You can fly from Taormina to Alghero in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Taormina in August, Alghero is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

San Teodoro, Sardinia

— 2 nights
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stroll through Porto Taverna Beach, kick back and relax at Cala Brandinchi, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lu Impostu Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Sa Capannizza, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia La Cinta, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Isuledda.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Teodoro trip planner.

You can drive from Alghero to San Teodoro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in San Teodoro can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.