8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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Drive
1
Venice
— 1 day
Fly
2
Lampedusa
— 1 night
Fly
3
Taormina, Sicily
— 1 night
Bus to Marsala, Ferry to Isola di Favignana
4
Isola di Favignana
— 1 night
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Ferry to Trapani, Bus to Palermo, Fly to San Teodoro
5
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 1 night
Drive
6
Alghero, Sardinia
— 1 night
Fly to Pisa, Ferry to Portoferraio
7
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Piombino, Drive to San Gimignano
8
San Gimignano
— 1 night
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Venice

— 1 day

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.
On the 13th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take a stroll through Cannaregio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Torre dell'Orologio.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner.

Verona to Venice is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Venice are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Venice

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Lampedusa

— 1 night
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Santuario di Nostra Signora di Lampedusa, Lampedusa, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Pulcino, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia dei Conigli, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Croce Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lampedusa trip itinerary maker website.

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 June, you will find days in Lampedusa are little chillier (28°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can fly to Taormina.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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 15th (Tue): go for a walk through Piazza IX Aprile, make a trip to Corso Umberto, then walk around Villa Comunale, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Taormina, and finally stroll through Isola Bella.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Taormina driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Lampedusa to Taormina in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from Lampedusa, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Taormina, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Isola di Favignana

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Grotte bue marino, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cala Rossa, then get engrossed in the history at Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Isola di Favignana trip maker website.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Taormina to Isola di Favignana in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Taormina in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Isola di Favignana, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

San Teodoro, Sardinia

— 1 night
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.
On the 17th (Thu), kick back and relax at Porto Istana Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Porto Taverna Beach, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo, kick back and relax at Cala Brandinchi, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lu Impostu Beach, and finally stroll through Spiaggia La Cinta.

To find ratings and other tourist information, go to the San Teodoro trip itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Isola di Favignana to San Teodoro in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Alghero.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Alghero, Sardinia

— 1 night

Little Barcelona

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Maria Pia, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Mugoni, then take in the dramatic natural features at Capo Caccia, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Alghero travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Teodoro to Alghero in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Portoferraio, Elba Island

— 1 night
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Cavoli, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Della Biodola, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Di Sansone, then stroll through Spiaggia di Capo Bianco, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia delle Ghiaie.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Portoferraio trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Alghero to Portoferraio by combination of flight and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. When traveling from Alghero in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Portoferraio: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Gimignano

— 1 night

Town of Fine Towers

A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take a stroll around Comune Di Certaldo, do a tasting at Tenuta Torciano, make a trip to Piazza della Cisterna, don't miss a visit to Duomo di San Gimignano, then don't miss a visit to San Gimignano Bell Tower, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of San Gimignano.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Gimignano itinerary planner.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to San Gimignano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. June in San Gimignano sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries

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.