9 days in Italy Itinerary

9 days in Italy Itinerary

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9 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  17​h 45​min
1
La Maddalena
— 1 day
+4
ferry + bus + Fly + shuttle + ferry:  6​h 30​min
2
Capri
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Positano
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Marina di Campo
— 1 day
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h
5
Portofino
— 1 night
train:  45​min
6
Genoa
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Newark

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La Maddalena

La Maddalena ©
La Maddalena is a town and comune located on the island with the same name, in northern Sardinia, part of the province of Olbia-Tempio, Italy.The townLa Maddalena is the largest town in the Maddalena archipelago, just 2km from the northeastern shore of Sardinia and sitting in the Straits of Bonifacio, between it and Corsica.The focal-point of pedestrian activity is found around Piazza Umberto I (formerly known as Piazza Comando-the older generation of natives in town still commonly refer to the piazza by its original name). Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our La Maddalena trip planner .

Newark, USA to La Maddalena is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Capri.

Things to do in La Maddalena

Nature Parks
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night
Capri

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 2nd (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Blue Grotto, appreciate the history behind Natural Arch, don't miss a visit to Giardini di Augusto, look for gifts at Carthusia, then tour the pleasant surroundings at I Faraglioni, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Michele.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Capri trip website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from La Maddalena to Capri takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Positano.

Things to do in Capri

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Anacapri
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I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
Natural Arch ©
Natural Arch
Blue Grotto ©
Blue Grotto

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Positano

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
On the 4th (Thu), kick back and relax at Fornillo, look for gifts at Maria Lampo, and then go for a walk through Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods).

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Positano trip planning site .

Positano is just a stone's throw from Capri. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Marina di Campo.

Things to do in Positano

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Maria Lampo ©
Maria Lampo

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Marina di Campo

Campo nell'Elba is a comune (municipality) on the island of Elba, in the Province of Livorno in the Italian region of Tuscany, located about 140km southwest of Florence and about 90km south of Livorno. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia del Relitto, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stop by Elba Nostrale.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Marina di Campo trip planner.

Getting from Positano to Marina di Campo by combination of car and ferry takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Portofino.

Things to do in Marina di Campo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Spiaggia del Relitto, Elba Nostrale
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Elba Nostrale ©
Elba Nostrale

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Portofino

Portofino ©
Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. On the 6th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Area Marina Protetta Portofino, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Giorgio, make a trip to Piazza Martiri Dell'Olivetta, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Brown, and finally enjoy the sea views from Faro di Portofino.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Portofino trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Marina di Campo to Portofino by combination of ferry and car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Genoa.

Things to do in Portofino

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Castello Brown ©
Castello Brown
Area Marina Protetta Portofino ©
Area Marina Protetta Portofino
Faro di Portofino ©
Faro di Portofino

2
nights
Genoa

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): wander the streets of Boccadasse, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa, and then see the interesting displays at Dialogo nel Buio. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Matteo, then stop by Romeo Viganotti, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Genoa road trip tool .

You can drive from Portofino to Genoa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Genoa are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Genoa

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Neighborhoods
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Dialogo nel Buio ©
Dialogo nel Buio
Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse

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