11 days in Northwest Italy, Southern Italy & Cagliari Itinerary

11 days in Northwest Italy, Southern Italy & Cagliari Itinerary

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Venice
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rome
— 3 nights
Train
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Pompeii
Drive
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Positano
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cagliari
— 2 nights
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Venice

— 2 nights

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 16th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, appreciate the history behind Punta della Dogana, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally don't miss a visit to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Venice online trip itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Venice is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in April; daily highs in Venice reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

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, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and contemplate the long history of Colosseum.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Pompeii.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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Pompeii

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pompeii trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Rome to Pompeii takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Pompeii sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 20th (Wed), you're off to Positano.

Things to do in Pompeii

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Transportation
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Positano

— 2 nights
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei, and then steep yourself in history at Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Feludei, surround yourself with nature on Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience, take a leisurely stroll along Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro, don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Il Vallone dei Mulini.

For ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Positano trip app.

Drive from Pompeii to Positano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Positano, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Cagliari.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Cagliari

— 2 nights

City of Sun

The capital of Sardinia, Cagliari is spread out over seven hills and still bears the marks of its past conquerors, including the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cagliari: Laconi (Parco Aymerich & Associazione Culturale De Lacon - Visite Guidate). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Poetto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria, and don't miss a visit to Bastione di Saint Remy.

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Traveling by flight from Positano to Cagliari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cagliari when traveling from Positano in April, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Cagliari

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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Sardinia travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Caves
Sardinia, with its Mediterranean atmosphere and charm, is loved by visitors looking for things to do outdoors on their holiday, like swimming, boating, windsurfing, hiking, climbing, and camping. Taking advantage of the island's near-perfect summer weather, visitors tend to overcrowd Sardinia's coastal areas. The inner life of the island, away from the most popular vacation spots, remains largely unblemished by mass tourism and commercialization. Sardinia is steeped in history and has a colorful character quite different from the rest of Italy. This is where the ancient Nuragic society, whose stone monuments still litter the land, flourished more than three millennia ago--predating the Etruscan civilization in mainland Italy by several hundred years. Sardinia's seaside resorts may be among the best in the world, but its quieter and more interesting countryside offers a greater array of attractions, including a patchwork of forests, citrus groves, and medieval villages.