24 days in Italy Itinerary

24 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Adana, Turkey
Fly + Drive:  14 h 30 min
1
Orvieto
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
3
Merano
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Bologna
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Alghero, Sardinia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Baunei, Sardinia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 45 min
8
Lampedusa
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Train:  3 h 45 min
9
Taormina, Sicily
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Adana, Turkey

3
nights
Orvieto

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Get some historical perspective at Pitigliano Centro Storico and Villa Lante. Take a break from the city and head to Orvieto Underground and Cascate del Mulino. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Orvieto: Civita di Bagnoregio (in Bagnoregio), Abbazia di Sant'Antimo (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate) and Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Pozzo di San Patrizio and admire the striking features of Duomo di Orvieto.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Orvieto trip builder app.

Adana, Turkey to Orvieto is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Adana to Orvieto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adana in August, things will get little chillier in Orvieto: highs are around 36°C and lows about 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cascata delle Marmore, Pitigliano Centro Storico, Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, Civita di Bagnoregio, Villa Lante
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Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto
Pitigliano Centro Storico ©
Pitigliano Centro Storico
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo ©
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo

3
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Paper and Watermark Museum Fabriano and Museo della Porziuncola will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica of Saint Ubaldo and La Rocca. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Assisi: Spoleto (Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto & Piazza del Duomo), Grotte di Frasassi (in Genga) and Rocca Paolina (in Perugia). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Rufino, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di Santa Chiara, steep yourself in history at San Damiano, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Assisi online attractions planner.

Getting from Orvieto to Assisi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Merano.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Spoleto, Paper and Watermark Museum Fabriano, Basilica of Saint Ubaldo, Grotte di Frasassi, Rocca Paolina
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Paper and Watermark Museum Fabriano ©
Paper and Watermark Museum Fabriano
Cattedrale di San Rufino ©
Cattedrale di San Rufino
Basilica of Saint Ubaldo ©
Basilica of Saint Ubaldo

3
nights
Merano

Merano ©
Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Canyon Rio Sass and Duomo Maria Assunta. Castel Thun and Merano Centro Storico will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Merano: Val Gardena (in Selva di Val Gardena), Lago di Carezza (in Nova Levante) and Santuario di San Romedio (in Coredo). There's much more to do: trek along Tappeiner Promenade, get engrossed in the history at South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, and don't miss a visit to Ortisei: Zona Pedonale.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Merano trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Assisi to Merano in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Merano can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Merano

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bolzano, Val Gardena, Ortisei: Zona Pedonale, Lago di Carezza, Santuario di San Romedio
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Canyon Rio Sass ©
Canyon Rio Sass
Duomo Maria Assunta ©
Duomo Maria Assunta
Castel Thun ©
Castel Thun

3
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Altamarea Beach Village and Basilica di San Domenico. Visit Arco d'Augusto and Castello di Gradara for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe (in Classe), Ravenna (Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, Basilica San Vitale, &more) and Ferrara (Palazzo dei Diamanti & Castello Estense). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca and steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bologna trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Merano to Bologna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. August in Bologna sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Ravenna, Ferrara, Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe, Castello di Gradara, Altamarea Beach Village
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Altamarea Beach Village ©
Altamarea Beach Village
Basilica di San Domenico ©
Basilica di San Domenico
Palazzo dei Diamanti ©
Palazzo dei Diamanti

3
nights
Alghero, Sardinia

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Centro Storico Bosa and Spiaggia Del Lazzaretto. Escape the urban bustle at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Spiaggia di Maria Pia. Get out of town with these interesting Alghero side-trips: Casa Museo Tiu Virgiliu (in Suni) and Cattedrale dell'Immacolata Concezione (in Bosa). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Le Bombarde, explore the fascinating underground world of Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu, explore the striking landscape at Capo Caccia, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Mugoni.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Alghero online journey planner.

Getting from Bologna to Alghero by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Alghero are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Baunei.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bosa, Casa Museo Tiu Virgiliu, Boat Tours & Water Sports
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Centro Storico Bosa ©
Centro Storico Bosa
Spiaggia Del Lazzaretto ©
Spiaggia Del Lazzaretto
Capo Caccia ©
Capo Caccia

1
night
Baunei, Sardinia

Baunei ©
Baunei is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian island of Sardinia.GeographyThe municipality of Baunei is located about 100km northeast of Cagliari and about 11km north of Tortolì. On the 26th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Goloritzè, then kick back and relax at Cala Mariolu, and then kick back and relax at Lido di Orri.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Baunei online trip maker.

You can drive from Alghero to Baunei in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Alghero in August since evenings lows in Baunei dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Baunei

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Lido di Orri
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Cala Goloritzè ©
Cala Goloritzè
Cala Mariolu ©
Cala Mariolu

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia La Cinta, then kick back and relax at Porto Taverna Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lu Impostu Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Spiaggia Isuledda and then don't miss a visit to Spiaggia di Capo Comino.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Teodoro day trip planning website.

You can drive from Baunei to San Teodoro in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Baunei in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in San Teodoro, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Spiaggia di Capo Comino, Spiaggia Isuledda, Porto Taverna Beach
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Porto Taverna Beach ©
Porto Taverna Beach
Spiaggia di Capo Comino ©
Spiaggia di Capo Comino
Spiaggia Isuledda ©
Spiaggia Isuledda

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nights
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
On the 29th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Croce Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia dei Conigli, and finally kick back and relax at Cala Pulcino. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Maluk, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then make a trip to Santuario di Nostra Signora di Lampedusa, Lampedusa.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lampedusa trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from San Teodoro to Lampedusa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from San Teodoro in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 29°C in Lampedusa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Taormina.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Cala Croce Beach ©
Cala Croce Beach
Cala Pulcino ©
Cala Pulcino
Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli

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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.
On the 31st (Mon), go for a walk through Piazza IX Aprile, make a trip to Corso Umberto, head off the coast to Isola Bella, explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Corvaja, then stroll around Villa Comunale, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Teatro Greco. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at La Spiaggetta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Messina, then make a trip to Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico), and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Playa Sole Luna.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Taormina itinerary site.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Lampedusa to Taormina in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Messina
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Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Lido Playa Sole Luna ©
Lido Playa Sole Luna
Palazzo Corvaja
Palazzo Corvaja

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