16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy planner

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Palermo
— 2 nights
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Catania
— 2 nights
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Monopoli
— 2 nights
Drive
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Le Castella
— 1 night
Drive
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Palinuro
— 1 night
Drive
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Naples
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sorrento
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Ravello
— 1 night
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Palermo

— 2 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio and Chiesa del Gesu. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina and Oratorio di Santa Cita. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Giuseppe dei Teatini, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, and admire the landmark architecture of Church and Monastery of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Palermo trip itinerary builder tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Palermo is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Catania.

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Catania

— 2 nights

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa della Badia di Sant'Agata, then hike along Etnatao Etna Excursions, and then steep yourself in history at Parco Archeologico Greco Romano di Catania. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943, then admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Biscari, and then take an in-depth tour of Monastero dei Benedettini.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Catania trip app.

You can drive from Palermo to Catania in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Monopoli.

Things to do in Catania

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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Monopoli

— 2 nights
Monopoli is a town and municipality in Italy, in the province of Bari and region of Apulia. On the 9th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Monopoli, then enjoy the sand and surf at Purple Beach, and then explore the galleries of Masseria Brancati. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Liberta, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Michele in Frangesto.

Before you visit Monopoli, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Catania to Monopoli by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In September in Monopoli, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Le Castella.

Things to do in Monopoli

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

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Le Castella

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa della Visitazione della Beata Vergine Maria, then discover the deep blue sea with Centro Sub Le Castella, and then step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese di Le Castella.

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Getting from Monopoli to Le Castella by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Palinuro.

Things to do in Le Castella

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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Palinuro

— 1 night
Palinuro is an Italian small town, the most populated civil parish of Centola, Province of Salerno, in the Campania region. On the 12th (Sun), stroll through Spiaggia della Marinella, enjoy the sand and surf at Baia del Buon Dormire, and then Head underground at Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Palinuro trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Le Castella to Palinuro takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Palinuro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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Naples

— 3 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pompeii Archaeological Park and Scavi di Stabia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cimitero delle Fontanelle and Catacombe di San Gaudioso. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Pompeii (Lupanar & Forum). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei, pause for some serene contemplation at Gesu Nuovo Church, and delve into the distant past at Teatro Grande.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Naples trip planner.

Traveling by car from Palinuro to Naples takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sorrento.

Things to do in Naples

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Sorrento

— 3 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Step out of the city life by going to Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna and Fornillo. You'll get in some beach time at Baia di Ieranto and Marina di Puolo. There's much more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Antonino, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Sorrento, and make a trip to Piazza Tasso.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sorrento holiday planner.

You can drive from Naples to Sorrento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. In September in Sorrento, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Ravello.

Things to do in Sorrento

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Ravello

— 1 night
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, make a trip to Villa Rufolo, then contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello, and finally stroll through Villa Cimbrone Gardens.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Ravello road trip tool.

You can ride a ferry from Sorrento to Ravello in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Ravello can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.

Province of Bari travel guide

4.1
Bari is the capital city of the Metropolitan City of Bari and of the Apulia region, on the Adriatic Sea, in Italy. It is the second most important economic centre of mainland Southern Italy after Naples, a port and university city, as well as the city of Saint Nicholas. The city itself has a population of about 326,799, over 116km2, while the urban area has 700,000 inhabitants. The metropolitan area has 1.3 million inhabitants.Bari is made up of four different urban sections. To the north is the closely built old town on the peninsula between two modern harbours, with the Basilica of Saint Nicholas, the Cathedral of San Sabino (1035–1171) and the Hohenstaufen Castle built for Frederick II, which is now also a major nightlife district. To the south is the Murat quarter (erected by Joachim Murat), the modern heart of the city, which is laid out on a rectangular grid-plan with a promenade on the sea and the major shopping district (the via Sparano and via Argiro).Modern residential zones surrounding the centre of Bari were built during the 1960s and 1970s replacing the old suburbs that had developed along roads splaying outwards from gates in the city walls. In addition, the outer suburbs developed rapidly during the 1990s. The city has a redeveloped airport named after Pope John Paul II, Karol Wojtyła Airport, with connections to several European cities.

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Province of Crotone travel guide

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Castles · Ruins · Landmarks
Crotone is a city and comune in Calabria. Founded c. 710 BC as the Achaean colony of Kroton, it was known as Cotrone from the Middle Ages until 1928, when its name was changed to the current one. In 1992 it became the capital of the newly established Province of Crotone., its population was 62,178.

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Province of Salerno travel guide

4.3
Salerno is a city and comune in Campania (south-western Italy) and is the capital of the province of the same name. It is located on the Gulf of Salerno on the Tyrrhenian Sea. The city is divided into three distinct zones: the medieval sector, the 19th century sector and the more densely populated post-war area, with its several apartment blocks.Salerno was an independent Lombard principality, Principality of Salerno, in the early Middle Ages. During this time, the Schola Medica Salernitana, the first medical school in the world, was founded. In the 16th century, under the Sanseverino family, among the most powerful feudal lords in southern Italy, the city became a great centre of learning, culture and the arts, and the family hired several of the greatest intellectuals of the time. Later, in 1694, the city was struck by several catastrophic earthquakes and plagues. After a period of Spanish rule which would last until the 18th century, Salerno became part of the Parthenopean Republic.In recent history the city hosted Victor Emmanuel III, the King of Italy, who moved from Rome in 1943 after Italy negotiated a peace with the Allies in World War II, making Salerno the home of the "government of the South" (Regno del Sud) and therefore capital of Italy for some months. Some of the Allied landings during Operation Avalanche (the invasion of Italy) occurred near Salerno. Today Salerno is an important cultural centre in Campania and Italy.

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