22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

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Naples
— 2 nights
Train
2
Pompeii
— 1 night
Train
3
Sorrento
— 3 nights
Train
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Naples
Drive
5
Matera
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Polignano a Mare
Drive
7
Monopoli
Drive
8
Alberobello
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Locorotondo
Drive
10
Martina Franca
Drive
11
Cisternino
Drive
12
Ostuni
— 1 night
Drive
13
Lecce
— 2 nights
Drive
14
Santa Maria di Leuca
— 1 day
Drive
15
Nardo
— 1 night
Drive
16
Pizzo
— 1 night
Drive
17
Tropea
Drive
18
Villa San Giovanni
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Drive to Lamezia Terme Airport, Fly to Catania-Fontanarossa Airport, Drive to Taormina
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Taormina
— 4 nights
Drive
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Palermo
— 1 day
Drive
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Syracuse
— 1 night
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Catania
— 1 night
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Naples — 2 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Naples holiday planner.

Leeds, UK to Naples is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Leeds in September: high temperatures in Naples hover around 31°C and lows are around 20°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pompeii.
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Pompeii — 1 night

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pompeii trip builder.

Pompeii is just a stone's throw from Naples. In September, daytime highs in Pompeii are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Sorrento.
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Sorrento — 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sorrento: Cave of Smeraldo (in Positano), Chiesa di Santa Croce (in Nocelle) and Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi). The adventure continues: stop by Bob Art and Winery.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sorrento trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Pompeii to Sorrento takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Sorrento can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Naples.
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Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:

Naples

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Naples trip planner.

You can drive from Sorrento to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. On the 27th (Tue), you'll travel to Matera.
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Matera — 2 nights

Subterranean City

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Casa Noha. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Sassi di Matera and then make a trip to Palombaro Lungo.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Matera day trip tool.

You can drive from Naples to Matera in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Naples in September, Matera is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Polignano a Mare.
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Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:

Polignano a Mare

Polignano a Mare is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, located on the Adriatic Sea. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Polignano a Mare trip planner.

Drive from Matera to Polignano a Mare in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Polignano a Mare sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Monopoli.
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Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:
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Monopoli

Monopoli is a town and municipality in Italy, in the province of Bari and region of Apulia. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Monopoli using our trip planner.

Monopoli is just a short distance from Polignano a Mare. In September, daytime highs in Monopoli are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You'll set off for Alberobello on the 29th (Thu).
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Alberobello — 2 nights

Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Alberobello itinerary maker.

Alberobello is just a short distance from Monopoli. In September, daily temperatures in Alberobello can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Locorotondo.
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Locorotondo

Locorotondo is a town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, with a population of about 14,000. For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Locorotondo trip itinerary maker site.

Locorotondo is very close to Alberobello. Traveling from Alberobello in October, Locorotondo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. On the 1st (Sat), you'll travel to Martina Franca.
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Martina Franca

Martina Franca, or only Martina, is a town and municipality in the province of Taranto, Apulia (Puglia), southern Italy. To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Martina Franca trip app.

Martina Franca is just a stone's throw from Locorotondo. October in Martina Franca sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 1st (Sat), you'll travel to Cisternino.
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Cisternino

Cisternino is a comune in the province of Brindisi in Apulia, on the coast of south-eastern Italy, approximately 50km north-west of the city of Brindisi. To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cisternino trip itinerary maker.

Cisternino is just a stone's throw from Martina Franca. In October in Cisternino, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. You'll set off for Ostuni on the 1st (Sat).
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Ostuni — 1 night

Ostuni is a city and comune, located about 8 km from the coast, in the province of Brindisi, region of Apulia, Italy). To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ostuni attractions planner.

Ostuni is just a short distance from Cisternino. October in Ostuni sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Lecce.
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Lecce — 2 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lecce online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Ostuni to Lecce takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Lecce are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Santa Maria di Leuca.
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Santa Maria di Leuca — 1 day

Santa Maria di Leuca, often spelled simply Leuca, is a frazione of the comune of Castrignano del Capo, in the province of Lecce (Apulia), southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Sidereus and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Santa Maria di Leuca route maker website.

Traveling by car from Lecce to Santa Maria di Leuca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Santa Maria di Leuca when traveling from Lecce in October, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nardo.
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Nardo — 1 night

Nardò is a town and comune in the southern Italian region of Apulia, in the province of Lecce. For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nardo online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Maria di Leuca to Nardo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Maria di Leuca in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Nardo, with lows of 15°C. On the 5th (Wed), you're off to Pizzo.
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Pizzo — 1 night

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Pizzo trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Nardo to Pizzo by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. October in Pizzo sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. You'll set off for Tropea on the 6th (Thu).
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Tropea

Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy).The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tropea road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Pizzo to Tropea takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Tropea, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 6th (Thu), you'll travel to Villa San Giovanni.
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Villa San Giovanni

Villa San Giovanni is a town and comune in the province of Reggio Calabria, Calabria, southern Italy. To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Villa San Giovanni vacation planning website.

You can drive from Tropea to Villa San Giovanni in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Tropea in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Villa San Giovanni, with lows of 22°C. You'll set off for Taormina on the 6th (Thu).
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Taormina — 4 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Taormina side-trips: Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico) (in Messina) and Gambino Vini (in Linguaglossa). There's much more to do: make a trip to Ancient Theatre of Taormina, take in the pleasant sights at Piazza IX Aprile, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Caterina Church, and stroll around Villa Comunale.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Taormina trip itinerary maker app.

Explore your travel options from Villa San Giovanni to Taormina with the Route module. In October, daytime highs in Taormina are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Palermo.
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Palermo — 1 day

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, and then make a trip to Cattedrale di Palermo.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Palermo day trip planning website.

You can drive from Taormina to Palermo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Syracuse.
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Syracuse — 1 night

Pearl of the Mediterranean

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.
Take the guesswork out of planning a Syracuse vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Palermo to Syracuse in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 11th (Tue), you're off to Catania.
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Catania — 1 night

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 11th (Tue): look for gifts at Enoteca Regionale di Sicilia and then get impressive views of Mt Etna.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Catania online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Catania takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling 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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Puglia travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Churches
Situated at the southeastern tip of the country, Puglia forms the heel on the "boot" of Italy. First colonized by Mycenaean Greeks, the region flourished during Roman times as a major producer of grain and oil. Today, Puglia remains a predominantly agricultural part of the country, though its warm and sunny coastal weather makes it a favorite holiday destination with an ever-increasing number of tourists. The long coastline features attractions like sun-kissed beaches and lively resorts, many of which are overlooked by limestone cliffs. Deeper inland, Puglia is largely flat, a land of charming villages and world-class cuisine. Here, you'll find olive oil, grapes, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, and fresh seafood to give you sustenance as you continue sightseeing. Despite its reputation as a producer of some Italy's best food and wines, Puglia still has numerous rural corners that most tourists have yet to explore.
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Province of Palermo travel guide

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Churches · Historic Sites · Architectural Buildings
Palermo is a city of Southern Italy, the capital of both the autonomous region of Sicily and the Metropolitan City of Palermo. The city is noted for its history, culture, architecture and gastronomy, playing an important role throughout much of its existence; it is over 2,700 years old. Palermo is located in the northwest of the island of Sicily, right by the Gulf of Palermo in the Tyrrhenian Sea.The city was founded in 734 BC by the Phoenicians as Ziz ('flower'). Palermo then became a possession of Carthage, before becoming part of the Roman Republic, the Roman Empire and eventually part of the Byzantine Empire, for over a thousand years. The Greeks named the city Panormus meaning 'complete port'. From 831 to 1072 the city was under Arab rule during the Emirate of Sicily when the city first became a capital. The Arabs shifted the Greek name into Balarme (بَلَرْم), the root for Palermo's present-day name. Following the Norman reconquest, Palermo became the capital of a new kingdom (from 1130 to 1816), the Kingdom of Sicily and the capital of the Holy Roman Empire under Frederick II Holy Roman Emperor and Conrad IV of Germany, King of the Romans. Eventually Sicily would be united with the Kingdom of Naples to form the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies until the Italian unification of 1860.

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Province of Catania travel guide

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Volcanos · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Catania is an Italian city on the east coast of Sicily facing the Ionian Sea. It is the capital of the Metropolitan City of Catania, one of the ten biggest cities in Italy, and the seventh largest metropolitan area in Italy. The population of the city proper is 313,000 while the population of the conurbation is estimated to be 767,003. The metropolitan city has 1,115,310 inhabitants.Catania is well known for its historical earthquakes, having been destroyed by catastrophic earthquakes in 1169 and 1693, and for several volcanic eruptions from the neighbouring Mount Etna, the most violent of which was in 1669.Catania has had a long and eventful history, having been founded in the 8th century BC. In 1434, the first university in Sicily was founded in the city. In the 14th century and into the Renaissance period, Catania was one of Italy's most important cultural, artistic and political centres. The city has a rich culture and history, hosting many museums, restaurants, churches, parks and theatres. Catania is well known for its street food.GeographyCatania is located on the east coast of the island of Sicily, at the foot of Mount Etna.As observed by Strabo, the location of Catania at the foot of Mount Etna has been both a curse and a blessing. On the one hand, violent outbursts of the volcano throughout history have destroyed large parts of the city, whilst on the other hand the volcanic ashes yield fertile soil, especially suited for the growth of vines. (Strab. vi. p. 269)

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