16 days in Italy, France & Igoumenitsa Itinerary

16 days in Italy, France & Igoumenitsa Itinerary

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Syvota, Greece
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Bari, Italy
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Naples, Italy
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Cagliari, Italy
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Olbia, Italy
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Porto Torres, Italy
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Ajaccio, France
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Bastia, France
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Portoferraio, Italy
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Piombino, Italy
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Siena, Italy
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Perugia, Italy
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Ancona, Italy
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Syvota, Greece

— 1 day
Syvota is a village and a former municipality in Thesprotia, Epirus, Greece. To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Syvota trip planner.

Thessaloniki to Syvota is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You will leave for Bari on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Syvota

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nightlife
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Bari, Italy

— 1 day

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
On the 8th (Sun), take a leisurely stroll along Porto Vecchio and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Plan trip to Bari with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Syvota to Bari takes 11 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Bari are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Bari

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Naples, Italy

— 2 nights
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 9th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Complesso Museale Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco, see the interesting displays at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, then take an in-depth tour of Monumental Complex Donnaregina - Diocesan Museum of Naples, and finally go all around town with Adolfo Scotto di Luzio Private Driver. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Catacombe di San Gaudioso, then explore the ancient world of Teatro Grande, and then make a trip to Oltre I Resti.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples travel route planner.

You can drive from Bari to Naples in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Cagliari.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

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Cagliari, Italy

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): do a tasting at Argiolas Winery.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cagliari online tour planner.

Getting from Naples to Cagliari by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Cagliari are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Olbia.

Things to do in Cagliari

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trip

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Olbia, Italy

— 1 night
Olbia is a city and comune of 59,885 inhabitants (November 2016) in northeastern Sardinia (Italy), in the Gallura sub-region. On the 13th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Pozzo Sacro Sa Testa and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Bianca.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Olbia vacation tool.

Traveling by car from Cagliari to Olbia takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You will leave for Porto Torres on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Olbia

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Porto Torres, Italy

— 2 nights
Porto Torres is a comune and city in northern Sardinia, in the Province of Sassari.It is situated on the north-west coast about 25km east of the Gorditanian promontory (Capo del Falcone), and on the spacious bay of the Gulf of Asinara.GeographyPorto Torres' territory is situated on the north-west part of Sardinian Coast, inside the gulf called Gulf of Asinara. Discover out-of-the-way places like Museo Archeologico Nazionale Antiquarium Turritano and Chiesa San Gavino a Mare. Go for a jaunt from Porto Torres to Castelsardo to see Mistral Diving about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Citta Romana Turris Libisonis, stop by Bagella Abbigliamento Sardo, and stroll through Spiaggia delle Acque Dolci.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto Torres trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Olbia to Porto Torres takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Porto Torres sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ajaccio.

Things to do in Porto Torres

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Ajaccio, France

— 2 nights
With a dreamy location on the west coast of the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, Ajaccio is a mecca of seaside summer tourism.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier des Cretes and then see the interesting displays at Maison Bonaparte.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ajaccio trip itinerary tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Porto Torres to Ajaccio. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bastia.

Things to do in Ajaccio

Parks · Trails · Museums · Outdoors
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Bastia, France

— 1 night
Bastia is a French commune in the Haute-Corse department of France located in the north-east of the island of Corsica at the base of Cap Corse. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Le vieux port and then don't miss a visit to Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bastia trip site.

Traveling by car from Ajaccio to Bastia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Bastia are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Bastia

Historic Sites
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Portoferraio, Italy

— 1 day
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. On the 19th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Diving in Elba and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Di Sottobomba.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Portoferraio journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Bastia to Portoferraio takes 4 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Portoferraio can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Piombino.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

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Piombino, Italy

— 1 night
Piombino is an Italian town and comune of about 35,000 inhabitants in the province of Livorno: Baratti, Fiorentina, Gagno, Populonia, Populonia Stazione and Vignale Riotorto. To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Piombino trip planning website.

Getting from Portoferraio to Piombino by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Piombino are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 20th (Fri), you're off to Siena.

Things to do in Piombino

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Siena, Italy

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Siena day trip planning app.

You can drive from Piombino to Siena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Piombino in May: highs in Siena hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 13°C. You'll set off for Perugia on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping · Museums
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Perugia, Italy

— 1 night

Green Heart of Italy

Though it features Etruscan defensive walls and a medieval town center, Perugia is perhaps best known for its fine chocolate and annual chocolate festival.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Studio Moretti Caselli, then examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, and then step into the grandiose world of Rocca Paolina.

Start your trip to Perugia by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Siena to Perugia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Ancona.

Things to do in Perugia

Side Trip

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Ancona, Italy

Ancona is a city and a seaport in the Marche region in central Italy, with a population of around 101,997. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Fontana del Calamo.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Ancona tour itinerary maker website.

Drive from Perugia to Ancona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Ancona sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Syvota.
Find places to stay May 21 — 22:

Syvota, Greece

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Getting from Ancona to Syvota by car takes about 17 hours. Traveling from Ancona to Syvota, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. On the 22nd (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Syvota

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nightlife
Find places to stay May 22 — 23:

Igoumenitsa travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Fishing Charters & Tours
Igoumenitsa, is a coastal city in northwestern Greece. It is the capital of the regional unit of Thesprotia.Igoumenitsa is the chief port of Thesprotia and Epirus, and one of the largest passenger ports of Greece, connecting northwestern Mainland Greece with the Ionian Islands and Italy. The city is built on easternmost end of the Gulf of Igoumenitsa in the Ionian Sea and primary aspects of the economy are maritime, transport, services, agriculture and tourism. The 670km long Egnatia Highway, which serves northern Greece, terminates at Igoumenitsa, making it a popular starting point for tourists coming from Europe and ending point for trucks from Turkey.Igoumenitsa features many shops, schools, offices and cargo storages, a Technological Educational Institute, a library, an archeological museum, several sport stadiums and tennis courses, a courthouse and a medical clinic. The Thesprotia Police Headquarters and the Municipal Sailing Club are located here. The city itself is built on the slopes of a forested mountain and expands perimetrically around the gulf.The 2011 census recorded 25,814 inhabitants for the wider Municipality, of which 9,820 in the municipal unit of Igoumenitsa proper. Igoumenitsa is known for being surrounded by several forests and for its blue waters. The nearby Drepanos Beach is one of the longest sand beaches in the region, with a length of over 7 kilometers.NamesIgoumenitsa is known by various names in different time periods. Igoumenitsa's original ancient name used to be Titani (Τιτάνη), Gitani, Gitana, and Goumani. During the medieval and ottoman times, it was known as Grava (Γράβα) which means "cave". In 1938, after it became the capital city of the prefecture of Thesprotia, its name was changed to the current Igoumenitsa. The name is a derivation from the Greek word Igoumeni which means "commander; abbot". The name has been adopted as Gomenizza in Italian and as Gumenicë in Albanian.

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Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

France travel guide

4.3
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.