16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Florence
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  3​h 45​min
2
Palermo, Sicily
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
3
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Cabras, Sardinia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Domus de Maria, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Reykjavik


4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Pitti Palace and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte and Centro Storico di Siena. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: San Gimignano (Piazza della Cisterna & San Gimignano 1300), Castello di Monteriggioni (in Monteriggioni) and Tower of Mangia (in Siena). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, examine the collection at Museo di San Marco, and steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Florence sightseeing planning tool .

Reykjavik, Iceland to Florence is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Reykjavik to Florence due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Reykjavik in May, expect nights in Florence to be a bit warmer, around 13°C, while days are warmer, around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Siena, San Gimignano, Castello di Monteriggioni
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Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Centro Storico di Siena ©
Centro Storico di Siena
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte

2
nights
Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 27th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Monreale, and then stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Palermo trip planner.

You can fly from Florence to Palermo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Palermo when traveling from Florence in May, with lows around 19°C. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Palermo

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Duomo di Monreale, Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro
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Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio ©
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lu Impostu Beach and La Cinta. Visit Cala Brandinchi and Spiaggia dell' Isuledda for some beach relaxation.

To plan San Teodoro vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Palermo to San Teodoro in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Palermo in May, San Teodoro is slightly colder at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cabras.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cala Brandinchi, Isuledda Beach, Castello della Fava
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Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo ©
Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo
Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach
La Cinta ©
La Cinta

4
nights
Cabras, Sardinia

Cabras ©
Kids will appreciate attractions like Is Aruttas and Oasi WWF. Step off the beaten path and head to Maimoni Beach and Basilica di Santa Giusta. Change things up with a short trip to Porto Alabe Beach in Tresnuraghes (about 54 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Spiaggia dell'Arco, look for all kinds of wild species at I Gatti di Su Pallosu, and steep yourself in history at Tharros.

To see photos and other tourist information, go to the Cabras trip maker site .

You can drive from San Teodoro to Cabras in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Cabras, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Domus de Maria.

Things to do in Cabras

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Oasi WWF, I Gatti di Su Pallosu, Chiesa di Santa Giusta, Maimoni Beach, Porto Alabe Beach
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Maimoni Beach ©
Maimoni Beach
Spiaggia di Is Arutas ©
Spiaggia di Is Arutas

2
nights
Domus de Maria, Sardinia

Domus de Maria ©
Domus de Maria is a comune (municipality) in the Province of South Sardinia in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 35km southwest of Cagliari. On the 5th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Necropoli di Montessu and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Tuerredda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ali del Mare, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia del Morto, and then delve into the distant past at Area Archeologica di Nora.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Domus de Maria online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Cabras to Domus de Maria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Domus de Maria

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Spiaggia di Tuerredda, Area Archeologica di Nora, Necropoli di Montessu
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Spiaggia di Tuerredda ©
Spiaggia di Tuerredda
Area Archeologica di Nora ©
Area Archeologica di Nora
Su Giudeo ©
Su Giudeo

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