22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy route planner
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Fly
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Naples
— 2 nights
Train
2
Pompeii
— 1 night
Train
3
Sorrento
— 3 nights
Train
4
Naples
Drive
5
Matera
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Polignano a Mare
Drive
7
Monopoli
Drive
8
Alberobello
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Locorotondo
Drive
10
Martina Franca
Drive
11
Cisternino
Drive
12
Ostuni
— 1 night
Drive
13
Lecce
— 2 nights
Drive
14
Santa Maria di Leuca
— 1 day
Drive
15
Nardo
— 1 night
Drive
16
Pizzo
— 1 night
Drive
17
Tropea
Drive
18
Villa San Giovanni
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Drive to Lamezia Terme Airport, Fly to Catania-Fontanarossa Airport, Drive to Taormina
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Taormina
— 4 nights
Drive
20
Palermo
— 1 day
Drive
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Syracuse
— 1 night
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Catania
— 1 night
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Naples — 2 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Naples itinerary planner.

Leeds, UK to Naples is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Leeds to Naples, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Leeds in September; daily highs in Naples reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Fri) before leaving for Pompeii.
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Pompeii — 1 night

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Pompeii trip itinerary planner.

Pompeii is very close to Naples. September in Pompeii sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for Sorrento.
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sorrento: Cave of Smeraldo (in Positano), Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi) and Chiesa di Santa Croce (in Nocelle). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Bob Art and Winery.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sorrento trip planner.

You can drive from Pompeii to Sorrento in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Tue) before leaving for Naples.
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Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:

Naples

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Naples trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Sorrento to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. On the 27th (Tue), you'll travel to Matera.
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Matera — 2 nights

Subterranean City

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Guide Matera. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): see some familiar sights at Guide Matera and then don't miss a visit to Casa Noha. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera and then don't miss a visit to Palombaro Lungo.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Matera trip planner.

You can drive from Naples to Matera in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Naples in September, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Matera. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Polignano a Mare.
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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 29th (Thu): make a trip to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Polignano a Mare trip planner.

Drive from Matera to Polignano a Mare in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Polignano a Mare sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Monopoli.
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Monopoli

Monopoli is a town and municipality in Italy, in the province of Bari and region of Apulia. For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Monopoli trip planner.

Monopoli is very close to Polignano a Mare. September in Monopoli sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 29th (Thu), you're off to Alberobello.
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Alberobello — 2 nights

Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Alberobello trip itinerary builder.

Alberobello is just a stone's throw from Monopoli. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Locorotondo.
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Locorotondo

Locorotondo is a town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, with a population of about 14,000. Plan my Locorotondo trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Locorotondo is very close to Alberobello. Traveling from Alberobello in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Locorotondo, with lows of 17°C. You'll set off for Martina Franca on the 1st (Sat).
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Martina Franca

Martina Franca, or only Martina, is a town and municipality in the province of Taranto, Apulia (Puglia), southern Italy. For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Martina Franca trip itinerary planner.

Martina Franca is just a short distance from Locorotondo. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 1st (Sat), you're off to Cisternino.
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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. Plan a trip to Cisternino easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Cisternino is very close to Martina Franca. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You'll set off for Ostuni on the 1st (Sat).
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Ostuni — 1 night

Ostuni is a city and comune, located about 8 km from the coast, in the province of Brindisi, region of Apulia, Italy). To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ostuni trip itinerary maker app.

Ostuni is just a short distance from Cisternino. In October in Ostuni, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Lecce.
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Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:
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Lecce — 2 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Plan my day in Lecce using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Ostuni to Lecce takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Lecce can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Maria di Leuca.
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Santa Maria di Leuca — 1 day

Santa Maria di Leuca, often spelled simply Leuca, is a frazione of the comune of Castrignano del Capo, in the province of Lecce (Apulia), southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): laugh and play at Sidereus and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Santa Maria di Leuca vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Lecce to Santa Maria di Leuca by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lecce in October since evenings lows in Santa Maria di Leuca dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nardo.
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Nardo — 1 night

Nardò is a town and comune in the southern Italian region of Apulia, in the province of Lecce. To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Nardo day trip planning app.

Drive from Santa Maria di Leuca to Nardo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Maria di Leuca in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Nardo. You will leave for Pizzo on the 5th (Wed).
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Pizzo — 1 night

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pizzo trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Nardo to Pizzo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Pizzo are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You will leave for Tropea on the 6th (Thu).
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Tropea

Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy).The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tropea road trip website.

Traveling by car from Pizzo to Tropea takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Tropea can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. You'll set off for Villa San Giovanni on the 6th (Thu).
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Villa San Giovanni

Villa San Giovanni is a town and comune in the province of Reggio Calabria, Calabria, southern Italy. To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Villa San Giovanni online tour planner.

Getting from Tropea to Villa San Giovanni by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Tropea in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Villa San Giovanni. On the 6th (Thu), you'll travel to Taormina.
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Taormina — 4 nights

With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Get out of town with these interesting Taormina side-trips: Gambino Vini (in Linguaglossa) and Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico) (in Messina). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Ancient Theatre of Taormina, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Caterina Church, look for gifts at Lorenzo Camarda Luxurious Boutique, and walk around Villa Comunale.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Taormina online visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Villa San Giovanni to Taormina. In October, daytime highs in Taormina are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Palermo.
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Palermo — 1 day

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then admire the striking features of Norman Palace, and then make a trip to Cattedrale di Palermo.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Palermo online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Taormina to Palermo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Syracuse.
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Syracuse — 1 night

Pearl of the Mediterranean

Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Syracuse trip planning site.

Drive from Palermo to Syracuse in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 11th (Tue), you're off to Catania.
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Catania — 1 night

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.
On the 11th (Tue), look for gifts at Enoteca Regionale di Sicilia and then contemplate the geological forces at Mt Etna.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Catania trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Catania takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Catania can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Wed) before leaving for home.
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Italy travel guide

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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.
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Puglia travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Churches
Situated at the southeastern tip of the country, Puglia forms the heel on the "boot" of Italy. First colonized by Mycenaean Greeks, the region flourished during Roman times as a major producer of grain and oil. Today, Puglia remains a predominantly agricultural part of the country, though its warm and sunny coastal weather makes it a favorite holiday destination with an ever-increasing number of tourists. The long coastline features attractions like sun-kissed beaches and lively resorts, many of which are overlooked by limestone cliffs. Deeper inland, Puglia is largely flat, a land of charming villages and world-class cuisine. Here, you'll find olive oil, grapes, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, and fresh seafood to give you sustenance as you continue sightseeing. Despite its reputation as a producer of some Italy's best food and wines, Puglia still has numerous rural corners that most tourists have yet to explore.
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Province of Palermo travel guide

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Palermo is a city of Southern Italy, the capital of both the autonomous region of Sicily and the Metropolitan City of Palermo. The city is noted for its history, culture, architecture and gastronomy, playing an important role throughout much of its existence; it is over 2,700 years old. Palermo is located in the northwest of the island of Sicily, right by the Gulf of Palermo in the Tyrrhenian Sea.The city was founded in 734 BC by the Phoenicians as Ziz ('flower'). Palermo then became a possession of Carthage, before becoming part of the Roman Republic, the Roman Empire and eventually part of the Byzantine Empire, for over a thousand years. The Greeks named the city Panormus meaning 'complete port'. From 831 to 1072 the city was under Arab rule during the Emirate of Sicily when the city first became a capital. The Arabs shifted the Greek name into Balarme (بَلَرْم), the root for Palermo's present-day name. Following the Norman reconquest, Palermo became the capital of a new kingdom (from 1130 to 1816), the Kingdom of Sicily and the capital of the Holy Roman Empire under Frederick II Holy Roman Emperor and Conrad IV of Germany, King of the Romans. Eventually Sicily would be united with the Kingdom of Naples to form the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies until the Italian unification of 1860.

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Province of Catania travel guide

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Volcanos · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Catania is an Italian city on the east coast of Sicily facing the Ionian Sea. It is the capital of the Metropolitan City of Catania, one of the ten biggest cities in Italy, and the seventh largest metropolitan area in Italy. The population of the city proper is 313,000 while the population of the conurbation is estimated to be 767,003. The metropolitan city has 1,115,310 inhabitants.Catania is well known for its historical earthquakes, having been destroyed by catastrophic earthquakes in 1169 and 1693, and for several volcanic eruptions from the neighbouring Mount Etna, the most violent of which was in 1669.Catania has had a long and eventful history, having been founded in the 8th century BC. In 1434, the first university in Sicily was founded in the city. In the 14th century and into the Renaissance period, Catania was one of Italy's most important cultural, artistic and political centres. The city has a rich culture and history, hosting many museums, restaurants, churches, parks and theatres. Catania is well known for its street food.GeographyCatania is located on the east coast of the island of Sicily, at the foot of Mount Etna.As observed by Strabo, the location of Catania at the foot of Mount Etna has been both a curse and a blessing. On the one hand, violent outbursts of the volcano throughout history have destroyed large parts of the city, whilst on the other hand the volcanic ashes yield fertile soil, especially suited for the growth of vines. (Strab. vi. p. 269)

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