26 days in Italy & France Itinerary

26 days in Italy & France Itinerary

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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Palermo, Italy
— 3 nights
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Agrigento, Italy
— 2 nights
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Syracuse, Italy
— 2 nights
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Catania, Italy
— 3 nights
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Cagliari, Italy
— 2 nights
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Palau, Italy
— 2 nights
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Ajaccio, France
— 1 night
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Bonifacio, France
— 1 night
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Porto-Vecchio, France
— 1 night
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Naples, Italy
— 1 night

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Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): delve into the distant past at The Neapolis Buried, make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, and then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, then take in the awesome beauty at Vesuvio National Park, then explore the ancient world of Teatro Grande, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Naples route builder website.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Naples is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Naples due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in October, with highs in Naples at 27°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Vesuvio National Park, Teatro Grande
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Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli
Via San Gregorio Armeno ©
Via San Gregorio Armeno

3
nights
Palermo, Italy

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Step out of Palermo with an excursion to Duomo di Monreale in Monreale--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, admire the striking features of Norman Palace, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and admire the local landmark of Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria).

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Palermo road trip planning website.

You can fly from Naples to Palermo in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Agrigento.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Duomo di Monreale
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Food Tours
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

2
nights
Agrigento, Italy

Agrigento ©
Historically one of ancient Greece's leading cities, Sicily's Agrigento is home to the seven monumental temples that make up the well-preserved Valley of the Temples.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Nicola, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento, then explore the ancient world of Valle dei Templi, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Il Giardino della Kolymbethra.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Agrigento trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Palermo to Agrigento in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Agrigento can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento ©
Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento
Chiesa San Nicola ©
Chiesa San Nicola

2
nights
Syracuse, Italy

Syracuse ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Syracuse: Ragusa Ibla (in Ragusa) and Centro Storico (in Noto). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Ortigia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siracusa, Head underground at Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), and get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Syracuse trip tool.

Traveling by car from Agrigento to Syracuse takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Catania.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Ragusa Ibla, Centro Storico
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Ragusa Ibla ©
Ragusa Ibla
Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi ©
Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi

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Catania, Italy

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Explore Catania's surroundings by going to Taormina (Taormina Glass Gallery, Isola Bella, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Piazza Duomo, take in nature's colorful creations at Giardino Bellini, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania, and take an in-depth tour of Monastero dei Benedettini.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Catania trip planner.

You can drive from Syracuse to Catania in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. October in Catania sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Cagliari.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Taormina
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Piazza Duomo ©
Piazza Duomo
Ancient Theatre of Taormina ©
Ancient Theatre of Taormina
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella

2
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Cagliari, Italy

Cagliari ©
The capital of Sardinia, Cagliari is spread out over seven hills and still bears the marks of its past conquerors, including the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Cittadella dei Musei, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dell'Elefante, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Arcivescovile, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria, and finally don't miss a visit to Bastione di Saint Remy. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario e Basilica di Bonaria, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Urpinu, then enjoy the sand and surf at Poetto, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Tesoro e Area Archeologica di Sant'Eulalia.

Discover how to plan a Cagliari trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Fly from Catania to Cagliari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Palau.

Things to do in Cagliari

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Poetto ©
Poetto
Monte Urpinu ©
Monte Urpinu
Bastione di Saint Remy ©
Bastione di Saint Remy

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Palau, Italy

Palau is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, about 220km north of Cagliari and about 30km northwest of Olbia. On the 21st (Wed), steep yourself in history at Torre di Longonsardo, identify plant and animal life at Capo Testa, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Theresa, and finally race across the water with a speed boat tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Palau attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Cagliari to Palau takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Ajaccio.

Things to do in Palau

Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Santa Teresa Gallura, Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena
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Speed Boats Tours
Capo Testa
Capo Testa

1
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Ajaccio, France

Ajaccio ©
With a dreamy location on the west coast of the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, Ajaccio is a mecca of seaside summer tourism.
On the 23rd (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Monument Napoleon et ses quatre freres, look for gifts at La Cave du Cardinal, don't miss a visit to Place Foch, examine the collection at Maison Bonaparte, then get engrossed in the history at La Chapelle Imperiale, and finally head off the coast to Iles Sanguinaires. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the local landmark of Fontaine des Quatre Lions, admire the masterpieces at Musee Fesch, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then tour the old-fashioned way with Le Petit Train d'Ajaccio, and finally don't miss a visit to Place de Gaulle.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ajaccio trip planner.

Getting from Palau to Ajaccio by combination of bus, ferry, and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Ajaccio

Museums · Tours · Parks
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Maison Bonaparte ©
Maison Bonaparte
La Cave du Cardinal ©
La Cave du Cardinal
Boat Tours & Water Sports

1
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Bonifacio, France

Bonifacio ©
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Bonifacio Citadel, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), then explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio, and finally look for gifts at KOCOTTE. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone, look for all kinds of wild species at Iles Lavezzi, then get outside with Le Club de Voile de Bonifacio, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bonifacio trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ajaccio to Bonifacio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Grottes de Bonifacio ©
Grottes de Bonifacio
Bonifacio Citadel ©
Bonifacio Citadel
Iles Lavezzi ©
Iles Lavezzi

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Porto-Vecchio, France

Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): kick back and relax at Plage de Palombaggia and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Porto-Vecchio trip planner.

You can drive from Bonifacio to Porto-Vecchio in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. October in Porto-Vecchio sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Plage de Palombaggia ©
Plage de Palombaggia

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Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, contemplate the long history of Lupanar, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare Caracciolo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples journey website.

Traveling by flight from Porto-Vecchio to Naples takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. On the 29th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Pompeii
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Lungomare Caracciolo ©
Lungomare Caracciolo

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