33 days in Italy & Porto-Vecchio Itinerary

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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 5 nights
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Montalcino, Italy
— 6 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Sorrento, Italy
— 5 nights
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San Teodoro, Italy
— 4 nights
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Drive to Santa Teresa di Gallura, Ferry to Bonifacio, Drive to Porto-Vecchio
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Porto-Vecchio, France
— 4 nights
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Porto Azzurro, Italy
— 2 nights
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Lucca, Italy
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Cinque Terre, Italy — 5 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Baia del Silenzio and Bagni Segesta. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Baia di Paraggi and San Michele di Pagana. Step out of Cinque Terre to go to Camogli and see Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Lorenzo, do a tasting at Buranco Agriturismo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre online tour planner.

San Francisco, USA to Cinque Terre is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Cinque Terre is 9 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in July, with highs in Cinque Terre at 86°F and lows at 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Montalcino.
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Montalcino, Italy — 6 nights

City of Honey

In the heart of wine country, the hill town of Montalcino offers a glimpse of untouched medieval-era Tuscany.
Explore hidden gems such as Mate Winery and Podere Le Ripi. Get out of town with these interesting Montalcino side-trips: Montepulciano (Gattavecchi Winery, Tenuta Valdipiatta, &more), Cortona (Baldetti Wine, Tenimenti d'Alessandro, &more) and Azienda Agricola Leuta (in Pietraia). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Castiglion del Bosco Winery and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Montalcino tour planning site.

Drive from Cinque Terre to Montalcino in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

You can drive from Montalcino to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 70°F. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sorrento.
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Sorrento, Italy — 5 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Fornillo and Arienzo Beach Club, Positano. Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Peter 's Beach. Step out of Sorrento with an excursion to Baia di Ieranto in Massa Lubrense--about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo dei San Filippo e Giacomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sorrento sightseeing planning website.

You can take a train from Rome to Sorrento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Sorrento sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to San Teodoro.
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San Teodoro, Italy — 4 nights

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Spiaggia La Cinta and Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cala Brandinchi and Le Farfalle - Cala Suaraccia Beach. When in San Teodoro, make a side trip to see Spiaggia del Dottore in Murta Maria, approximately Murta Maria away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lu Impostu Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Baia Sant'Anna, stop by La Bottega del Pastore Edoardo, and tee off at Puntaldia Golf Club.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Teodoro travel route builder website.

Fly from Sorrento to San Teodoro in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sorrento in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 67°F in San Teodoro. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Porto-Vecchio.
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Porto-Vecchio, France — 4 nights

Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. Discover out-of-the-way places like Plage de Palombaggia and Plage de Tamaricciu. We've included these beaches for you: Plage de Santa Giulia and Plage de la Tour Genoise Fautea. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porto-Vecchio: Anse De Favone (in Sari-Solenzara) and La Tonnara Beach (in Bonifacio). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Cala Rossa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Saint Jean Baptiste, stroll through Plage Porto Novo, and stop by La Taillerie du Corail.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Porto-Vecchio day trip site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from San Teodoro to Porto-Vecchio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Porto-Vecchio are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Porto Azzurro.
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Porto Azzurro, Italy — 2 nights

Porto Azzurro is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Livorno in the Italian region Tuscany; it is on the island of Elba, located about 130km southwest of Florence and about 90km south of Livorno. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Luisi d'Angelo and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Reale. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Villa Romana delle Grotte, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Di Bagnaia, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Nisporto, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Nisportino.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Porto Azzurro trip planner.

Drive from Porto-Vecchio to Porto Azzurro in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can travel. In July, daytime highs in Porto Azzurro are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Lucca.
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Lucca, Italy — 4 nights

City of a Hundred Churches

Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Torre delle Ore and Bagno Carlo. You'll get in some beach time at Bagno Battelli and Bagno Angelo. Venture out of the city with trips to Pievepelago (Museo Delle Mummie Roccapelago & Lago Santo Modenese) and Orrido di Botri (in Bagni di Lucca). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Piazza Anfiteatro, explore the ancient world of Domus Romana, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Guinigi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of San Michele in Foro.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lucca tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Porto Azzurro to Lucca takes 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 64°F. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back 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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Tuscany travel guide

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Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.
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Sardinia travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Caves
Sardinia, with its Mediterranean atmosphere and charm, is loved by visitors looking for things to do outdoors on their holiday, like swimming, boating, windsurfing, hiking, climbing, and camping. Taking advantage of the island's near-perfect summer weather, visitors tend to overcrowd Sardinia's coastal areas. The inner life of the island, away from the most popular vacation spots, remains largely unblemished by mass tourism and commercialization. Sardinia is steeped in history and has a colorful character quite different from the rest of Italy. This is where the ancient Nuragic society, whose stone monuments still litter the land, flourished more than three millennia ago--predating the Etruscan civilization in mainland Italy by several hundred years. Sardinia's seaside resorts may be among the best in the world, but its quieter and more interesting countryside offers a greater array of attractions, including a patchwork of forests, citrus groves, and medieval villages.
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Corsica travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Historic Sites
The island paradise of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea is a mosaic of diverse landscapes from comfortable sandy beaches and steep, narrow paved streets to inhospitable mountains rising up from the pasture. Ideal for a beach vacation, Corsica offers adventures on and off the sand, including scuba diving, sailing, and hiking. Enjoy a rugged mountain adventure by sightseeing along the famous Grande Randonnée (GR) 20 path. For an intense view of the island and the jagged coastline from the water, rent a boat to travel around the island or charter a cruise.
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Elba Island travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Dolphin & Whale Watching
The famed location of Napoleon Bonaparte's exile in 1814, Elba Island is tranquil and romantic. Just 10 km (6 mi) off the mainland coast, the small island is made up of lush green terrain, colorful villages, and white sand beaches, making it a popular destination for weekend getaways. Explore the historical town centers to experience the island's rich cultural heritage and enjoy the many options for dining and shopping. Venture into the unspoiled landscape of the Monte Capanne mountains to view the many natural wonders of the island.
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