34 days in Italy & Ecuador Itinerary

34 days in Italy & Ecuador Itinerary

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Palermo, Italy
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Agrigento, Italy
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Catania, Italy
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Rome, Italy
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Drive to Piombino, Ferry to Portoferraio, Drive to Capoliveri
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Capoliveri, Italy
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Drive to Portoferraio, Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Rome
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Rome, Italy
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Quito, Ecuador
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Baltra, Ecuador
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Quito, Ecuador
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Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, Ecuador
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Quito, Ecuador
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Palermo, Italy

— 3 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Venture out of the city with trips to Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale) and Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cattedrale di Palermo, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, steep yourself in history at Palazzo Conte Federico, and stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Palermo trip builder website.

Madrid, Spain to Palermo is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Agrigento.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Agrigento, Italy

— 4 nights

Valley of the Temples

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Il Castello Incantato (in Sciacca), Siculiana Marina's Beach (in Siculiana Marina) and Siculiana (Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa & Santuario del Santissimo Crocifisso di Siculiana). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Valle dei Templi, take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento, explore the striking landscape at Scala dei Turchi, and admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino della Kolymbethra.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Agrigento trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Palermo to Agrigento in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Agrigento can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Catania.

Things to do in Agrigento

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Catania, Italy

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

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 24th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Monastero dei Benedettini and then steep yourself in history at Piazza Duomo.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Catania route builder.

You can drive from Agrigento to Catania in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Rome.

Things to do in Catania

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Rome, Italy

— 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Villa d'Este in Tivoli, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Square, and stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rome journey builder website.

You can fly from Catania to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Capoliveri.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trips

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Capoliveri, Italy

— 4 nights
Capoliveri is a comune (municipality) on the island of Elba in Italy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Capoliveri: Spiaggia di Marina di Campo (in Marina di Campo), Spiaggia del Relitto (in Pomonte) and Spiaggia di Cavoli (in Seccheto). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with Blu Immersion Diving Center, stroll through Spiaggia Di Sansone, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Barabarca, and get outside with Tortuga Beach Club.

To find maps and more tourist information, you can read our Capoliveri holiday tool.

Getting from Rome to Capoliveri by combination of car and ferry takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. When traveling from Rome in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Capoliveri: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 24°C at night. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Capoliveri

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Rome, Italy

— 1 night

Eternal City

On the 4th (Wed), enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Capoliveri to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. While traveling from Capoliveri, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Quito.

Things to do in Rome

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Quito, Ecuador

— 1 night

Light of America

High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Quito road trip website.

You can fly from Rome to Quito in 17.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Ecuador Time (ECT), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rome in August; daily highs in Quito reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. On the 5th (Thu), you're off to Baltra.

Things to do in Quito

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Baltra, Ecuador

— 8 nights
Baltra is known for nature and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore North Seymour Island and explore the activities along Canal de Itabaca.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Baltra trip itinerary app.

Fly from Quito to Baltra in 4 hours. Traveling from Quito in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Baltra. On the 13th (Fri), you'll travel to Quito.

Things to do in Baltra

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Quito, Ecuador

Light of America

Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Quito day trip planner.

Getting from Baltra to Quito by flight takes about 4 hours. In August, Quito is a bit cooler than Baltra - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve.

Things to do in Quito

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Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, Ecuador

— 5 nights
A special set of environmental factors helped create Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, one of the most biodiverse national parks in Ecuador.
Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cuyabeno Reserve, surround yourself with nature on Cuyabeno Dolphin Lodge, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Grande.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve trip website.

You can fly from Quito to Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 18th (Wed), you'll travel to Quito.

Things to do in Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 18:

Quito, Ecuador

Light of America

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Quito online itinerary planner.

Getting from Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve to Quito by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. You will leave for home on the 18th (Wed).

Things to do in Quito

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Italy travel guide

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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.

Elba Island travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Outdoor Activities
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.

Ecuador travel guide

4.5
With abundant opportunities to discover fascinating World Heritage Sites, a holiday in Ecuador remains among the most culturally enriching travel experiences. Home to the world's highest active volcano, this little country packs a big punch when it comes to tourist activities. Some of the most popular things to do in Ecuador include visits to its astonishingly biodiverse wilderness areas, home to some 1,500 bird species, 840 species of amphibians and reptiles, and nearly 20,000 plant species. Of course, the highlight of many Ecuador vacations is bound to be the Galapagos Islands, made famous by naturalist Charles Darwin. Aside from the stunning nature, Ecuador also boasts many historic cities filled with photogenic colonial-era churches, mansions, and plazas.

Galapagos Islands travel guide

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World heritage site · Nature & Parks · Beaches
Famous worldwide thanks to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, the remote World Heritage-listed Galapagos Islands are situated in the Pacific Ocean and belong to Ecuador. On a tour of Galapagos Islands, you can witness the staggering amount of endemic wildlife the archipelago is noted for. Besides a couple of cities on the main islands, the landscape remains mostly pristine, as the guided tours follow strict rules and limit visitor numbers. Fascinating creatures, untouched nature, unrivalled snorkeling, scuba diving, and more await you on your Galapagos Islands trip.