57 days in Europe Itinerary

57 days in Europe Itinerary

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57 days in Europe Itinerary

Sydney, Australia
Fly:  26​h
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
Bilbao, Spain
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
Zaragoza, Spain
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle + train:  4​h
Pompeii, Italy
— 1 night
train + foot + ferry:  1​h 45​min
Capri, Italy
— 2 nights
ferry:  45​min
Naples, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Olbia, Italy
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
Arzachena, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Alghero, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
Cagliari, Italy
— 3 nights
ferry + train:  14​h 30​min
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly + bus + train:  6​h 45​min
Agrigento, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Syracuse, Italy
— 2 nights
+3
bus + Fly + subway + train:  6​h 15​min
Lecce, Italy
— 2 nights
train + subway + Fly:  5​h 30​min
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  26​h
Sydney, Australia

2
days
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, then learn about all things military at Alcazar de Segovia, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional del Prado.

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Sydney, Australia to Madrid is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in August: highs in Madrid hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Bilbao.

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Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Toledo, Alcazar de Segovia
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Alcazar de Segovia
Museo Nacional del Prado ©
Museo Nacional del Prado
Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro) ©
Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)

2
days
Bilbao, Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a trip to Taberna Plaza Nueva, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria, make a trip to Faro y Castillo de Santa Ana, then get outside with La Salve, and finally explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

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Traveling by flight from Madrid to Bilbao takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid in August, expect nights in Bilbao to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bilbao

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Castro Urdiales, La Salve
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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
La Salve ©
La Salve

4
days
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

San Sebastian - Donostia ©
As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like La Concha Beach and Selva de Irati. When in San Sebastian - Donostia, make a side trip to see Colegiata de Roncesvalles in Orreaga-Roncesvalles, approximately 1h 25 min away. Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Nacedero del Urederra. There's lots more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the views from Bridge of Maria Cristina, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Buen Pastor Cathedral, and take in the awesome beauty at Monte Igueldo.

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You can drive from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Zaragoza.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Navarra, Colegiata de Roncesvalles
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Selva de Irati ©
Selva de Irati
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La Concha Beach
Food Tours

1
day
Zaragoza, Spain

Zaragoza ©
The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): examine the collection at Emoz, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, pause for some serene contemplation at Ascensor del Pilar, then make a trip to Plaza del Pilar, and finally appreciate the history behind Aljafería Palace.

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Drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Zaragoza in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Zaragoza, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

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Historic Sites Museums
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Ascensor del Pilar ©
Ascensor del Pilar
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Aljafería Palace ©
Aljafería Palace

2
days
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 11th (Sat), take a stroll through El Born, then appreciate the history behind Casa Batlló, then admire the landmark architecture of El Cafè de la Pedrera, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at La Sagrada Familia. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Park Güell, then admire all the interesting features of Camp Nou, and then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona tour planner .

You can take a train from Zaragoza to Barcelona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zaragoza in August, expect nights in Barcelona to be somewhat warmer, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Lyon.

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La Sagrada Familia ©
La Sagrada Familia
Park Güell ©
Park Güell
Casa Batlló ©
Casa Batlló

3
days
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parc de la Tete d'Or and Peaugres Safari Parc. Explore Lyon's surroundings by going to Cite medievale de Perouges (in Perouges), Abbey of Cluny (in Cluny) and La Roche de Solutre (in Solutre-Pouilly). Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Appartements Hôtel de Ville and contemplate the long history of Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lyon trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lyon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lyon, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Peaugres Safari Parc, Cite medievale de Perouges, La Roche de Solutre, Abbey of Cluny
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La Roche de Solutre ©
La Roche de Solutre
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Cite medievale de Perouges ©
Cite medievale de Perouges

3
days
Paris, France

Paris
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and see the interesting displays at Musée d'Orsay.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Paris driving holiday app .

Traveling by train from Lyon to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

2
days
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Munot and then contemplate the waterfront views at Limmat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, get great views at Lindenhof, then stroll through Lindenhofplatz, and finally explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip maker website .

Traveling by train from Paris to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

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Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Munot
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Limmat ©
Limmat
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

2
days
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, then explore the activities along Lake Brienz, and then get to know the fascinating history of Aare Gorge. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, then snap pictures at Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke), then appreciate the history behind Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lucerne online trip maker .

Drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brienz, Aare Gorge
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge

2
days
Milan, Italy

Milan
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Villa Necchi Campiglio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Michele Maggiore, then steep yourself in history at Certosa di Pavia, and finally take in the views from Ponte Coperto. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Milan trip maker .

You can drive from Lucerne to Milan in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Lucerne in August, with highs in Milan at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pompeii.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Pavia, Certosa di Pavia
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Certosa di Pavia
Certosa di Pavia
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

1
day
Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 25th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Casa del Poeta Tragico, then don't miss a visit to Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei, then explore the ancient world of Tempio d'Iside, and finally delve into the distant past at House of Menander (Casa del Menandro).

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pompeii road trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Milan to Pompeii in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Milan in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Pompeii, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Capri.

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Historic Sites
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Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei ©
Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei
Tempio d'Iside ©
Tempio d'Iside
Casa del Poeta Tragico ©
Casa del Poeta Tragico

2
days
Capri, Italy

Capri ©
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Monte Solaro, appreciate the extensive heritage of Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps), then admire the natural beauty at Terrazza dei Giardini d'Augusto, then Head underground at White Grotta, and finally explore the striking landscape at Blue Grotto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Monte Solaro Chairlift Seggiovia Monte Solaro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fortini Coastal Walk, cruise along Via Krupp, then explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, and finally get great views at Belvedere Cannone.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Capri road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of train and ferry from Pompeii to Capri takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Capri are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Naples.

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Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Anacapri
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Monte Solaro ©
Monte Solaro
I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni

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Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy, after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): contemplate the geological forces at Vesuvio and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Naples journey planner.

Ride a ferry from Capri to Naples in an hour. In August in Naples, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Olbia.

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Vesuvio ©
Vesuvio
Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli ©

2
days
Olbia, Italy

Olbia ©
Olbia is a city and comune of 58,066 inhabitants (February 2014) in northeastern Sardinia (Italy), in the Gallura sub-region. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lu Impostu Beach, kick back and relax at Spiaggia dell' Isuledda, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia Di S. Paolo Apostolo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Costa Corallina Beach, then explore the ancient world of Pozzo Sacro Sa Testa, and then head outdoors with Spiaggia di Ira.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Olbia trip planner .

You can fly from Naples to Olbia in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Naples in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Olbia, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Arzachena.

Things to do in Olbia

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

San Teodoro, Spiaggia di Ira
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Spiaggia dell' Isuledda ©
Spiaggia dell' Isuledda
Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach
Spiaggia di Ira ©
Spiaggia di Ira

2
days
Arzachena, Italy

Arzachena ©
Arzachena is a town and comune in the province of Olbia-Tempio, northern Sardinia, Italy. On the 31st (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Capo Testa and then stroll through Spiaggia Lu Litarroni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Arzachena travel planner .

Arzachena is very close to Olbia. August in Arzachena sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Alghero.

Things to do in Arzachena

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena, Spiaggia Lu Litarroni, Capo Testa
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Spiaggia Lu Litarroni ©
Spiaggia Lu Litarroni
Capo Testa
Capo Testa

4
days
Alghero, Italy

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like La Pelosa Beach and Capo Caccia. Change things up with these side-trips from Alghero: Cabras (Chiesa di San Giovanni in Sinis & Is Aruttas) and I Gatti di Su Pallosu (in San Vero Milis). There's still lots to do: have fun at Parco Avventura - Le Ragnatele, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Mugoni, enjoy breathtaking views from Towers and Ramparts of Alghero, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria.

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You can drive from Arzachena to Alghero in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cagliari.

Things to do in Alghero

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Cabras, I Gatti di Su Pallosu, La Pelosa Beach
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La Pelosa Beach ©
La Pelosa Beach
Is Aruttas ©
Is Aruttas
Parco Avventura - Le Ragnatele
Parco Avventura - Le Ragnatele

2
days
Cagliari, Italy

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): stroll through Spiaggia di Solanas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Mari Pintau. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at San Benedetto market, then stroll through Poetto, then take in panoramic vistas at Tower of San Pancrazio, and finally examine the collection at Cittadella dei Musei.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cagliari tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Alghero to Cagliari by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. September in Cagliari sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Cagliari

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Spiaggia di Mari Pintau, Spiaggia di Solanas
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Poetto ©
Poetto
Spiaggia di Mari Pintau ©
Spiaggia di Mari Pintau
Spiaggia di Solanas ©
Spiaggia di Solanas

4
days
Rome, Italy

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 Cascata delle Marmore and Zoomarine. When in Rome, make a side trip to see Duomo di Orvieto in Orvieto, approximately 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cagliari to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and train. In September, daytime highs in Rome are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Agrigento.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

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Vatican City, Cascata delle Marmore, Duomo di Orvieto, Zoomarine
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Duomo di Orvieto
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Colosseum
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Basilica di San Pietro

2
days
Agrigento, Italy

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi) and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Mollarella. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa, take in the dramatic natural features at Scala dei Turchi, then delve into the distant past at Tempio della Concordia, and finally admire the striking features of Monastero Santo Spirito.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Agrigento online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rome to Agrigento takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Agrigento

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Scala dei Turchi, Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa, Spiaggia Mollarella
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Spiaggia Mollarella ©
Spiaggia Mollarella
Scala dei Turchi
Scala dei Turchi

2
days
Syracuse, Italy

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 15th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Cathedral, make a trip to Centro Storico di Noto, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale P. Orsi and then head off the coast to Ortigia.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Syracuse online journey planner .

Drive from Agrigento to Syracuse in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Syracuse are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lecce.

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Noto
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Centro Storico di Noto ©
Centro Storico di Noto
Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Duomo di Siracusa
Duomo di Siracusa

2
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Lecce, Italy

Lecce ©
Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
On the 17th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Baia dei Turchi and then contemplate the long history of Borgo Antico di Otranto. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Grotta della Poesia.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lecce online trip maker .

Do a combination of bus, flight, subway, and train from Syracuse to Lecce in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Venice.

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Baia dei Turchi
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Borgo Antico di Otranto
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Grotta della Poesia

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Venice, Italy

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 19th (Wed), snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Ponte dell'Accademia, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, then admire the landmark architecture of Porta della Carta, and finally contemplate the long history of Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Venice tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Lecce to Venice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, subway, and flight; or drive. While traveling from Lecce, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

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Basilica di San Marco
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Canal Grande
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Porta della Carta

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Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Duomo di Pisa and Abbazia di San Galgano. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Tower of Mangia in Siena, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

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Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Florence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
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