17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Fiumicino
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Lecce
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Manduria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Ostuni
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
4
Cisternino
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
5
Alberobello
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
6
Monopoli
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
7
Polignano a Mare
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Trani
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Ravello
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
10
Amalfi
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Sorrento
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
12
Pompeii
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Tivoli
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
14
Rome
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
End: Fiumicino

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Lecce

Lecce ©
Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lecce day trip planner .

Fiumicino to Lecce is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Manduria.

Things to do in Lecce

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Otranto
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Baia dei Turchi ©
Baia dei Turchi
Centro Storico Otranto ©
Centro Storico Otranto

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nights
Manduria

Manduria ©
Manduria is a city and comune of Apulia, Italy, in the province of Taranto. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Spiaggia Salina dei Monaci and Campomarino di Maruggio. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di San Pietro in Bevagna and explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico Manduria.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Manduria visit site .

Traveling by car from Lecce to Manduria takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Manduria are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Fri) before leaving for Ostuni.

Things to do in Manduria

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Campomarino di Maruggio
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Spiaggia di San Pietro in Bevagna ©

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Ostuni

Ostuni ©
Ostuni is a city and comune, located about 8 km from the coast, in the province of Brindisi, region of Apulia, Italy). To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ostuni day trip website .

Drive from Manduria to Ostuni in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Cisternino.

Things to do in Ostuni

Historic Sites
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Cathedral of Ostuni ©
Cathedral of Ostuni

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Cisternino

Cisternino ©
Cisternino is a comune in the province of Brindisi in Apulia, on the coast of south-eastern Italy, approximately 50km north-west of the city of Brindisi. To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cisternino trip planner .

Cisternino is just a stone's throw from Ostuni. September in Cisternino sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Alberobello.

Things to do in Cisternino

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Piazza Maria Immacolata
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Piazza Maria Immacolata ©
Piazza Maria Immacolata

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Alberobello

Alberobello ©
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Alberobello online trip itinerary planner .

Alberobello is just a stone's throw from Cisternino. Traveling from Cisternino in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Alberobello, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Monopoli.
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Parrocchia Sant'Antonio di Padova ©

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Monopoli

Monopoli ©
Monopoli is a town and municipality in Italy, in the province of Bari and region of Apulia. For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Monopoli trip itinerary builder website .

Monopoli is just a stone's throw from Alberobello. In September in Monopoli, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Polignano a Mare.

Things to do in Monopoli

Historic Sites
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Centro Storico di Monopoli ©
Centro Storico di Monopoli

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Polignano a Mare

Polignano a Mare ©
Polignano a Mare is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, located on the Adriatic Sea. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lama Monachile, snap pictures at Ponte Borbonico di Lama Monachile, then don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, then enjoy the sand and surf at Costa Dei Trulli, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Polignano a Mare day trip planner.

Polignano a Mare is just a short distance from Monopoli. September in Polignano a Mare sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Trani.

Things to do in Polignano a Mare

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Castello Aragonese
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Lama Monachile ©
Lama Monachile
Costa Dei Trulli ©
Costa Dei Trulli
Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare ©

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Trani

Trani ©
Trani is a seaport of Apulia, in southern Italy, on the Adriatic Sea, 40km by railway West-Northwest of Bari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castello Svevo di Barletta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Trani, then enjoy some diversion at Miragica - Terra di Giganti, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castel del Monte.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Trani trip builder site .

You can drive from Polignano a Mare to Trani in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Trani are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 8th (Tue), you'll travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Trani

Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castello Svevo di Barletta, Castel del Monte, Miragica - Terra di Giganti
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Miragica - Terra di Giganti ©
Miragica - Terra di Giganti
Castel del Monte ©
Castel del Monte
Castello Svevo di Barletta ©
Castello Svevo di Barletta

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Ravello

Ravello ©
On the 8th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido di Ravello.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ravello travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Trani to Ravello in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Trani in September, Ravello is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Amalfi.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

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day
Amalfi

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fontana sant'Andrea as well as Pontile Marina Coppola. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, ponder the design of Fontana sant'Andrea, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiostro del Paradiso, then take a leisurely stroll along Pontile Marina Coppola, and finally take a memorable drive along Coast Road.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Amalfi trip planner.

Amalfi is very close to Ravello. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Sorrento.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Amalfi Coast
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Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Chiostro del Paradiso ©
Chiostro del Paradiso
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

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Sorrento

Sorrento ©
A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna as well as Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sorrento trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Amalfi to Sorrento takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a subway to Pompeii.

Things to do in Sorrento

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Spiaggia Grande
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Spiaggia Grande ©
Spiaggia Grande
Piazza Tasso ©
Piazza Tasso

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Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Teatro Grande, then steep yourself in history at Forum, and then explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pompeii trip itinerary planning site .

Take a subway from Sorrento to Pompeii in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Pompeii can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You'll set off for Tivoli on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Forum ©
Forum

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Tivoli

Tivoli ©
Tivoli is a town and comune in Lazio, central Italy, about 30km east-north-east of Rome, at the falls of the Aniene river where it issues from the Sabine hills. You've now added Villa d'Este to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Rainbow Magic Land, stroll through Villa d'Este, and then explore the ancient world of Villa Adriana.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tivoli trip site .

Traveling by car from Pompeii to Tivoli takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Pompeii in September, Tivoli is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Vatican City.

Things to do in Tivoli

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Rainbow Magic Land
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Rainbow Magic Land ©
Rainbow Magic Land
Villa Adriana ©
Villa Adriana
Villa d'Este ©
Villa d'Este

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Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Spanish Steps has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): make a trip to Spanish Steps, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, explore the world behind art at Sistine Chapel, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre San Giovani, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella Redemptoris Mater, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rome online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Tivoli to Rome takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Rome are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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