25 days in Italy Itinerary

25 days in Italy Itinerary

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25 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Isola di Favignana
— 1 day
+3
ferry + foot + bus + train:  7​h 45​min
2
Ragusa, Sicily
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Taormina, Sicily
— 2 nights
+3
train + foot + bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Lampedusa
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Florence
— 3 nights
7
Venice
— 2 nights
8
Riva Del Garda
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Merano
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Selva di Val Gardena
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Braies
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Seattle

1
day
Isola di Favignana

Isola di Favignana ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the galleries of Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, then make a trip to Villa Margherita Giardini Ipogei, and then don't miss a visit to Grotte bue marino.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Isola di Favignana trip builder site .

Seattle, USA to Isola di Favignana is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Seattle to Isola di Favignana. Traveling from Seattle in September, expect Isola di Favignana to be a bit warmer, temps between 83°F and 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Ragusa.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Historic Sites Museums
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1
day
Ragusa, Sicily

Ragusa ©
Once a flourishing ancient city, Ragusa was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693.
On the 13th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. George, get to know the fascinating history of Ragusa Ibla, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo San Giorgio, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini Iblei.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ragusa trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and train from Isola di Favignana to Ragusa takes 8 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Ragusa

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Cathedral of St. George
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Ragusa Ibla ©
Ragusa Ibla
Cathedral of St. George ©
Cathedral of St. George
Duomo San Giorgio ©
Duomo San Giorgio

2
nights
Taormina, Sicily

Taormina ©
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.
On the 14th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Isola Bella, tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa Comunale, then make a trip to Corso Umberto, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza IX Aprile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Messina, make a trip to Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico), and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Taormina trip planner .

You can drive from Ragusa to Taormina in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ragusa in September since evenings lows in Taormina dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Taormina

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Messina, Scuba & Snorkeling, Isola Bella
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Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale
Piazza IX Aprile ©
Piazza IX Aprile

2
nights
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Pulcino and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia dei Conigli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Croce Beach and then meet the residents at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lampedusa route maker tool .

Getting from Taormina to Lampedusa by combination of train and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Lampedusa when traveling from Taormina in September, with lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli
Cala Pulcino ©
Cala Pulcino
Cala Croce Beach ©
Cala Croce Beach

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Church of St. Louis of the French and Santa Maria in Trastevere. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rome trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Lampedusa to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rome when traveling from Lampedusa in September, with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Florence

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Food Tours. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, steep yourself in history at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi.

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Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

2
nights
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.
On the 24th (Tue), admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, explore the activities along Canal Grande, then wander the streets of Cannaregio, and finally take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): make a trip to St. Mark's Square, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary builder tool .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in Venice sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Riva Del Garda.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Riva Del Garda

Riva Del Garda ©
Riva del Garda is a town and comune in the northern Italian province of Trento of the Trentino Alto Adige region. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): make a trip to Centrale Idroelettrica di Riva del Garda, don't miss a visit to Catena Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Inviolata Church (The Church of the Virgin), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Monte Brione, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Barbara Church. Here are some ideas for day two: grab your bike and head to 035 Riva del Garda - Passo Tremalzo- Lago di Ledro Biking Trails, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Municipale, then make a trip to Piazza 3 Novembre, then don't miss a visit to Torre Apponale, and finally take an in-depth tour of MAG Museo Alto Garda.

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Drive from Venice to Riva Del Garda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Riva Del Garda sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Merano.

Things to do in Riva Del Garda

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Torre Apponale ©
Torre Apponale
MAG Museo Alto Garda ©
MAG Museo Alto Garda

2
nights
Merano

Merano ©
Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): trek along Meran Waalrunde and then admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff. On the next day, go for a walk through Passeggiata sul Lungo Passirio, then head outdoors with Sessellift Meran, then admire the striking features of Kurhaus, and finally examine the collection at Touriseum.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Merano trip planner .

You can drive from Riva Del Garda to Merano in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Merano can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Selva di Val Gardena.

Things to do in Merano

Parks Outdoors Trails
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I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff ©
Touriseum ©
Touriseum
Kurhaus ©
Kurhaus

2
nights
Selva di Val Gardena

Selva di Val Gardena ©
On the 30th (Mon), make a trip to Sella Pass and then fly down the slopes at Val Gardena. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Escursione tutt’intorno a Sassopiatto e Sassolungo, head outdoors with Rifugio Toni Demetz, and then explore the historical opulence of Castello Wolkenstein.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Selva di Val Gardena trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Merano to Selva di Val Gardena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Merano in September: highs in Selva di Val Gardena hover around 51°F, while lows dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Braies.

Things to do in Selva di Val Gardena

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Val Gardena ©
Val Gardena
Sella Pass ©
Sella Pass
Telecabin Forcella del Sassolungo ©
Telecabin Forcella del Sassolungo

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nights
Braies

Braies ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): stroll through Prato Piazza Mountain, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella "Lago di Braies", and then explore the activities along Lake Prags. On the next day, explore the activities along Lago Di Landro, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Misurina, and then stroll through Parco e Percorso Salute.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Braies trip planning website .

Drive from Selva di Val Gardena to Braies in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Selva di Val Gardena in October, expect nights in Braies to be a bit warmer, around 47°F, while days are much warmer, around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Braies

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Villabassa, Lago Di Landro, Lago di Misurina
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Lake Prags ©
Lake Prags
Lago di Misurina ©
Lago di Misurina
Parco e Percorso Salute ©
Parco e Percorso Salute

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