28 days in Italy Itinerary

28 days in Italy Itinerary

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28 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
+2
Fly + bus + train:  30​h
1
Taormina, Sicily
— 3 nights
+3
train + bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
2
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Cabras, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Villasimius, Sardinia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Teulada, Sardinia
— 3 nights
+4
bus + train + Fly + shuttle + ferry:  6​h 30​min
6
Capri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Lampedusa
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + train + bus + ferry:  7​h 45​min
8
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + train + Fly:  34​h
End: Brisbane


3
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.
Relax by the water at Spiaggia libera - Santa Teresa di Riva and Grotte Beach Mongiove. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castillo de Castelmola and Lido La Dolce Vita. When in Taormina, make a side trip to see Libreria Incantastorie in Milazzo, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Chiesa di San Giuseppe, tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa Comunale, and step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Taormina journey planning app .

Brisbane, Australia to Taormina is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, ferry, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Taormina is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Taormina: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Libreria Incantastorie, Grotte Beach Mongiove, Spiaggia libera - Santa Teresa di Riva, Isola Bella, Castillo de Castelmola
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Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale
Castillo de Castelmola ©
Castillo de Castelmola
Lido La Dolce Vita ©
Lido La Dolce Vita

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Lu Impostu Beach and Oasis Bidderosa. When in San Teodoro, make a side trip to see Parco Museo S'Abba Frisca in Dorgali, approximately 1h 25 min away.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Teodoro travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Taormina to San Teodoro takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Taormina in September since evenings lows in San Teodoro dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cabras.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Isuledda Beach, Parco Museo S'Abba Frisca, Cala Brandinchi, Oasi Biderosa
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Cala Brandinchi ©
Cala Brandinchi
Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach
Oasi Biderosa ©
Oasi Biderosa

2
nights
Cabras, Sardinia

Cabras ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Maimoni Beach and I Gatti di Su Pallosu. Visit Sa Mesa Longa and Is Aruttas for some beach relaxation. There's still lots to do: stroll through Spiaggia tra San Giovanni di Sinis e Is Aruttas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni in Sinis, and kick back and relax at Spiaggia dell'Arco.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cabras trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from San Teodoro to Cabras by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Cabras can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Villasimius.

Things to do in Cabras

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

San Vero Milis, Spiaggia dell'Arco, Maimoni Beach
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Maimoni Beach ©
Maimoni Beach
Sa Mesa Longa ©
Sa Mesa Longa
Spiaggia di Is Arutas ©
Spiaggia di Is Arutas

4
nights
Villasimius, Sardinia

Villasimius ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Spiaggia di Solanas and Porto Giunco. Explore hidden gems such as Cala Sinzias and Simius Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Poetto in Cagliari (about 1 hour away).

Plan a Villasimius trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Cabras to Villasimius in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Cabras in September, Villasimius is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Teulada.

Things to do in Villasimius

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sardinia, Spiaggia di Solanas, Spiaggia di Sant'ELmo, Spiaggia di Mari Pintau, Poetto
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Spiaggia di Mari Pintau ©
Spiaggia di Mari Pintau
Simius Beach ©
Simius Beach
Cala Sinzias ©
Cala Sinzias

3
nights
Teulada, Sardinia

Teulada ©
On the 17th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Ali del Mare and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Tuerredda. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Porto Pino and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Is Arenas Bianca.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Teulada trip planner .

Drive from Villasimius to Teulada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Villasimius in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Teulada, with lows of 21°C. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Capri.

Things to do in Teulada

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ali del Mare, Spiaggia di Porto Pino, Area Archeologica di Nora
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Spiaggia di Porto Pino ©
Spiaggia di Porto Pino
Spiaggia di Tuerredda ©
Spiaggia di Tuerredda
Area Archeologica di Nora ©
Area Archeologica di Nora

2
nights
Capri, Island of Capri

Capri
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Solaro, get engrossed in the history at Villa San Michele, don't miss a visit to Belvedere Cannone, then don't miss a visit to Via Krupp, then take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Terrazza dei Giardini d'Augusto.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Capri trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Teulada to Capri in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Capri are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Capri

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Anacapri
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I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
Belvedere Cannone ©
Belvedere Cannone

3
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 22nd (Sat): stroll through Cala Pulcino, kick back and relax at Spiaggia dei Conigli, and then don't miss a visit to Santuario di Nostra Signora di Lampedusa, Lampedusa. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Cala Croce Beach, then make a trip to Archivio Storico Lampedusa, and then stroll through Spiaggia Attrezzata di Cala Fiato Perduto.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lampedusa trip builder .

Getting from Capri to Lampedusa by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi. Traveling from Capri in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Lampedusa, with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cala Croce Beach ©
Cala Croce Beach
Cala Pulcino ©
Cala Pulcino
Archivio Storico Lampedusa ©
Archivio Storico Lampedusa

3
nights
Portoferraio, Elba Island

Portoferraio ©
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Discover out-of-the-way places like Spiaggia La Sorgente and Forte Falcone. Visit Spiaggia di Chiessi and Spiaggia di Cavoli for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Sansone and tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia della Biodola.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Portoferraio travel planner.

Do a combination of flight, train, bus, and ferry from Lampedusa to Portoferraio in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Lampedusa in September, things will get a bit cooler in Portoferraio: highs are around 27°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Spiaggia di Chiessi, Spiaggia di Cavoli
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Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Spiaggia La Sorgente ©
Spiaggia La Sorgente
Spiaggia Della Biodola ©
Spiaggia Della Biodola

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