25 days in Italy Itinerary

25 days in Italy Itinerary

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25 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Messina
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Catania
— 1 night
3
Syracuse
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Noto
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
5
Gela
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Agrigento
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Cefalu
— 1 night
train:  1​h
8
Palermo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Palazzo Adriano
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Sciacca
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
11
Marsala
— 1 night
train + taxi:  1​h 15​min
12
San Vito lo Capo
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
13
Cagliari
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
14
Carloforte
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
15
San Vero Milis
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
16
Alghero
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
17
Aglientu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
18
Dorgali
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Sardara

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Messina

Messina ©
Messina is the capital of the Italian Metropolitan City of Messina. On the 1st (Sun), get great views at Tempio Votivo di Cristo Re, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario della Madonna di Montalto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Messina, then make a trip to Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Annunziata dei Catalani Church.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Messina online travel planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Messina is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Messina. Traveling from Lisbon in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Messina, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Catania.

Things to do in Messina

Historic Sites
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Annunziata dei Catalani Church ©
Annunziata dei Catalani Church
Duomo di Messina ©
Duomo di Messina
Santuario della Madonna di Montalto ©

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night
Catania

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Biscari, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Collegiata, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Maria Santissima dell'Elemosina.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Catania online holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Messina to Catania takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Syracuse.

Things to do in Catania

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Basilica Collegiata ©
Basilica Collegiata

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Syracuse

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.
On the 3rd (Tue), explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, delve into the distant past at Greek Theater, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Syracuse online trip planner .

You can drive from Catania to Syracuse in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Noto.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Parco Archeologico della Neapolis ©
Parco Archeologico della Neapolis
Scuba & Snorkeling
Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo ©
Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo

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day
Noto

Noto ©
Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Calamosche, then enjoy the sand and surf at Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari, then explore the world behind art at Galleria d'Arte Contemporanea Elvira Emilia Pirrone Resso, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Basilica San Salvatore.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Noto travel route planner.

Noto is very close to Syracuse. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gela.

Things to do in Noto

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Spiaggia Calamosche ©
Spiaggia Calamosche

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Gela

Gela ©
Gela, is a city and comune in the Autonomous Region of Sicily, the largest for area and population in the island's southern coast. On the 5th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Acropoli di Gela, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Biviere, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally kick back and relax at Lungomare Federico II di Svevia.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Gela trip maker .

Getting from Noto to Gela by car takes about 2 hours. In September in Gela, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Agrigento.

Things to do in Gela

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Acropoli di Gela ©
Acropoli di Gela

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Agrigento

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.
On the 6th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Castello Chiaramonte, identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa, then delve into the distant past at Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Nicola.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Agrigento visit planner .

You can drive from Gela to Agrigento in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Agrigento can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cefalu.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Siculiana
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Chiesa San Nicola ©
Chiesa San Nicola

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night
Cefalu

Cefalu ©
Cefalù is a city and comune in the Province of Palermo, located on the northern coast of Sicily, Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea about 70km east of the provincial capital and 185km west of Messina. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take a stroll through Cefalu Coast, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratorio del Santissimo Sacramento, contemplate the long history of Duomo di Cefalu, delve into the distant past at La Rocca, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella Palatina - Cappella di Sant'Anna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello dei Ventimiglia.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cefalu travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Agrigento to Cefalu in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Palermo.

Things to do in Cefalu

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Castelbuono
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Cefalu Coast ©
Cefalu Coast
La Rocca ©
La Rocca
Castello dei Ventimiglia ©
Castello dei Ventimiglia

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nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 8th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Palazzo Steri - Chiaramonte - Carcere dei penitenziati, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Mondello, then admire the striking features of Norman Palace and Palatine Chapel, and finally don't miss a visit to Cattedrale di Palermo. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Gesu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Cataldo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Santa Rosalia, then cruise along Monte Pellegrino, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Giuseppe dei Teatini.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Palermo attractions tool .

You can take a train from Cefalu to Palermo in an hour. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Palazzo Adriano.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Chiesa del Gesu ©
Chiesa del Gesu
Santuario Santa Rosalia ©
Santuario Santa Rosalia

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day
Palazzo Adriano

Palazzo Adriano ©
Palazzo Adriano is a town and comune of Arbëresh origin in the province of Palermo, Sicily, southern Italy.HistoryThe first mention of a casale Arianum dates from before 1060 under the reign of the Norman Roger I of Sicily. On the 10th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Giorgio Martire, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Francesco, then see the interesting displays at Cinema Paradiso Museum, Palazzo Adriano, Sicily, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Orientata Monti di Palazzo Adriano e Valle del Sosio.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Palazzo Adriano travel route tool .

Getting from Palermo to Palazzo Adriano by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sciacca.

Things to do in Palazzo Adriano

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chiesa di San Francesco, Chiesa San Giorgio Martire
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Chiesa San Giorgio Martire ©
Chiesa San Giorgio Martire

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night
Sciacca

Sciacca ©
Sciacca, also Schiacca, is a town and comune in the province of Agrigento on the southwestern coast of Sicily. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale (Chiesa Matrice), browse the exhibits of Il Castello Incantato, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Maria Santissima del Soccorso, view the masterpieces at Chiesa Sconsacrata di S. Margherita, then kick back and relax at Lido Fiori, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sciacca trip planner.

You can drive from Palazzo Adriano to Sciacca in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Marsala.

Things to do in Sciacca

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cattedrale (Chiesa Matrice), Lido Fiori
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Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca ©
Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca
Cattedrale (Chiesa Matrice) ©
Cattedrale (Chiesa Matrice)
Basilica Maria Santissima del Soccorso ©

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Marsala

Marsala ©
Marsala is an Italian town located in the Province of Trapani in the westernmost part of Sicily. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Pietro, stop by Enoteca Lo Sbarco, learn about winemaking at Cantine Pellegrino, then cool off at Lido Marakaibbo, and finally make a trip to Porta Garibaldi.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Marsala attractions planner.

Traveling by bus from Sciacca to Marsala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Marsala can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Marsala

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Chiesa di San Pietro
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Lido Marakaibbo ©
Lido Marakaibbo
Cantine Pellegrino ©
Cantine Pellegrino
Enoteca Lo Sbarco ©
Enoteca Lo Sbarco

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night
San Vito lo Capo

San Vito lo Capo
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Vito lo Capo attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Marsala to San Vito lo Capo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You'll set off for Cagliari on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Outdoors Tours Parks
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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.
On the 13th (Fri), stroll through Poetto and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Michele, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Acquafredda, and then go all around town with City Tours.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Cagliari trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from San Vito lo Capo to Cagliari takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from San Vito lo Capo in September, Cagliari is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Carloforte.

Things to do in Cagliari

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Castello di Acquafredda
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Castello di Acquafredda ©
Castello di Acquafredda
Chiesa di San Michele ©
Chiesa di San Michele

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Carloforte

Carloforte ©
Carloforte is a fishing and resort town of located on Isola di San Pietro, approximately 7km off the southwestern coast of Sardinia, in southern Sardinia, Italy.HistoryAccording to a legend, a local church was founded in the early 14th century in honour of hundreds of participants to the so-called Children's Crusade of 1212 who perished in a shipwreck just off the island on their way to North Africa during a gale. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Sandalo, then identify plant and animal life at Spiaggia di Cala Fico, then stroll through Punta Delle Colonne, and finally stroll through spiaggia dello Spalmatore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa della Madonna dello Schiavo, then kick back and relax at La Conca, and then stroll through Spiaggia di Punta Nera.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Carloforte travel planning tool .

Getting from Cagliari to Carloforte by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September in Carloforte, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Vero Milis.

Things to do in Carloforte

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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spiaggia dello Spalmatore ©
spiaggia dello Spalmatore
Spiaggia di Punta Nera ©
Spiaggia di Punta Nera
Chiesa della Madonna dello Schiavo ©
Chiesa della Madonna dello Schiavo

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San Vero Milis

San Vero Milis ©
San Vero Milis is a comune in the Province of Oristano in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 100km northwest of Cagliari and about 13km north of Oristano. On the 17th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Pozzo e Villaggio Nuragico S. Cristina, then steep yourself in history at S'Archittu, then stroll through Sa Mesa Longa, and finally kick back and relax at I Gatti di Su Pallosu. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Cascata di Sos Molinos and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia dell'Arco.

Plan my trip to San Vero Milis with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Carloforte to San Vero Milis in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Alghero.

Things to do in San Vero Milis

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Cuglieri, Cascata di Sos Molinos, Pozzo e Villaggio Nuragico S. Cristina
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Sa Mesa Longa ©
Sa Mesa Longa
S'Archittu ©
S'Archittu
Cascata di Sos Molinos ©
Cascata di Sos Molinos

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Alghero

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
On the 19th (Thu), head outdoors with Spiaggia di Argentiera and then kick back and relax at Porto Palmas Beach. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Francesco, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Mugoni, and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Maria Pia.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Alghero travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from San Vero Milis to Alghero takes 2 hours. In September in Alghero, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Aglientu.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Spiaggia di Argentiera, Porto Palmas Beach
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Spiaggia di Maria Pia ©
Spiaggia di Maria Pia
Chiesa di San Francesco ©
Chiesa di San Francesco

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Aglientu

Aglientu ©
Aglientu is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 210km north of Cagliari and about 35km northwest of Olbia.Aglientu borders the following municipalities: Aggius, Luogosanto, Santa Teresa Gallura, Tempio Pausania, Trinità d'Agultu e Vignola.In 2005 hosted the Kitesurf World Cup; it is home to the Festa del Turista ("Tourist's Feast"). Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): kick back and relax at Naracu Nieddu Beach and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Lu Litarroni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia La Marinedda and then stroll through Spiaggia Li Junchi - Badesi.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Aglientu vacation builder app .

You can drive from Alghero to Aglientu in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Dorgali.

Things to do in Aglientu

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Spiaggia Li Junchi - Badesi, Spiaggia La Marinedda
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Spiaggia Lu Litarroni ©
Spiaggia Lu Litarroni
Spiaggia La Marinedda ©
Spiaggia La Marinedda
Spiaggia Li Junchi - Badesi ©
Spiaggia Li Junchi - Badesi

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Dorgali

Dorgali ©
On the 23rd (Mon), examine the collection at Sa Dommo e sos Corraine - Casa Museo di Orgosolo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cripta Beata Antonia Mesina, and then explore by horseback at A.S.D. Sella Sarda - Escursioni e gite a cavallo in Sardegna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Santuario Nuragico di Serra Orrios, then Head underground at Grotta del Bue Marino, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Fuili Beach, and finally get outside with Prima Sardegna.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Dorgali tour itinerary maker .

Drive from Aglientu to Dorgali in 2.5 hours. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dorgali

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Orgosolo, Osalla Beach
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Cala Fuili Beach ©
Cala Fuili Beach
Prima Sardegna ©
Prima Sardegna
Santuario Nuragico di Serra Orrios ©
Santuario Nuragico di Serra Orrios

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