21 days in Italy Itinerary

21 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Istanbul
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Venice
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Rome
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Positano
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Subway + Foot + Ferry:  8 h 45 min
5
Isola di Favignana
— 1 night
Ferry + Bus:  3 h 15 min
6
Palermo, Sicily
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
8
Lampedusa
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
9
Noto, Sicily
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Istanbul

1
night
Venice

Venice ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, thensteep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planning tool.

Istanbul, Turkey to Venice is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Venice. In June, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Duomo di Pisa and Piazza Anfiteatro. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Pisa to see Leaning Tower of Pisa about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Florence road trip planning website.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Wineries Tours

Side Trips

Pisa, Piazza Anfiteatro
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and explore the galleries of Vatican Museums.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome travel planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

3
nights
Positano

Positano ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Boat Tours & Water Sports and Spiaggia Grande. Get out of town with these interesting Positano side-trips: Lido Capo di Conca (in Conca dei Marini), Collegiate Santa Maria Maddalena (in Atrani) and Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, trek along Ravello-Minori Walk, get great views at Belvedere Principessa di Piemonte, and kick back and relax at Fornillo.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Positano road trip app.

Traveling by car from Rome to Positano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, subway, and bus; or take a bus. In June in Positano, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Lido Capo di Conca, Collegiate Santa Maria Maddalena
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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night
Isola di Favignana

Isola di Favignana ©
Once famous for its white tuff shell quarries and tuna can factory--now turned into a museum--Isola di Favignana attracts divers and beachgoers with its jagged coastline rich in coves and caves.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Grotte bue marino, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cala Rossa, and then get engrossed in the history at Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Isola di Favignana trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of bus, subway, and ferry from Positano to Isola di Favignana takes 9.5 hours. Traveling from Positano in June, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Isola di Favignana. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Spiaggia di Cala Rossa ©
Spiaggia di Cala Rossa
Grotte bue marino ©
Grotte bue marino

3
nights
Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Explore hidden gems such as Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro and Duomo di Cefalu. Change things up with these side-trips from Palermo: Cefalu (Rocca di Cefalu & Cefalu Coast) and Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale). There's lots more to do: ponder the design of Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria), don't miss a visit to Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, contemplate the long history of Norman Palace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Palermo trip itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Isola di Favignana to Palermo in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Palermo

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Cefalu, Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro, Duomo di Monreale
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Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
Cefalu Coast ©
Cefalu Coast
Duomo di Cefalu ©
Duomo di Cefalu

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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.
On the 22nd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at L'Area Naturale Marina Protetta Tavolara - Punta Coda Cavallo, thenkick back and relax at Lu Impostu Beach, and finally stroll through Spiaggia La Cinta. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Spiaggia Isuledda and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Berchida.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Teodoro itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Palermo to San Teodoro by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daily temperatures in San Teodoro can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

L'Area Naturale Marina Protetta Tavolara - Punta Coda Cavallo, Spiaggia Berchida, Spiaggia Isuledda
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Spiaggia La Cinta ©
Spiaggia La Cinta
Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach
Spiaggia Berchida ©
Spiaggia Berchida

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night
Lampedusa

Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then stroll through Spiaggia dei Conigli.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lampedusa trip planner.

Fly from San Teodoro to Lampedusa in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. When traveling from San Teodoro in June, plan for little chillier days in Lampedusa, with highs around 28°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Noto.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli

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nights
Noto, Sicily

Noto ©
Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. On the 25th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Cathedral, and then make a trip to Centro Storico. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa, get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ragusa Ibla.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Noto road trip app.

You can fly from Lampedusa to Noto in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Noto

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Syracuse, Ragusa Ibla, Cavagrande del Cassibile
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Ragusa Ibla ©
Ragusa Ibla
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa

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