10 days in Italy Itinerary

10 days in Italy Itinerary

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10 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Palermo, Sicily
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
2
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Dorgali, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Alghero, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Rome
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Sydney


1
night
Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Palazzo dei Normanni e Cappella Palatina, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Monreale, then stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Palermo journey website .

Sydney, Australia to Palermo is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in June, with highs in Palermo at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Duomo di Monreale
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio ©
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio

1
night
San Teodoro, Sardinia

San Teodoro ©
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 30th (Sat): kick back and relax at Spiaggia dell' Isuledda.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Teodoro online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Palermo to San Teodoro in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Palermo in June, plan for slightly colder nights in San Teodoro, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dorgali.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Isuledda Beach
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Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach
La Cinta ©
La Cinta

2
nights
Dorgali, Sardinia

Dorgali ©
On the 2nd (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Liberotto and then enjoy the sand and surf at Oasis Bidderosa. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Cala Fuili Beach and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta del Bue Marino.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Dorgali tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from San Teodoro to Dorgali takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Alghero.

Things to do in Dorgali

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Orosei
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Cala Fuili Beach ©
Cala Fuili Beach
Oasi Biderosa ©
Oasi Biderosa
Cala Liberotto ©
Cala Liberotto

2
nights
Alghero, Sardinia

Alghero ©
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 4th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Capo Caccia, then explore the fascinating underground world of Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu, and then have fun at Parco Avventura - Le Ragnatele.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Alghero itinerary planner .

You can drive from Dorgali to Alghero in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In July in Alghero, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Alghero

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Capo Caccia ©
Capo Caccia
Parco Avventura - Le Ragnatele ©
Parco Avventura - Le Ragnatele

1
night
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Pietro in Vincoli.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip website .

You can fly from Alghero to Rome in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. July in Rome sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
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Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica ©
Abbazia di San Paolo Fuori Le Mura ©
San Pietro in Vincoli ©
San Pietro in Vincoli

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