35 days in Italy Itinerary

35 days in Italy Itinerary

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35 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Taxi:  5 h
1
San Vito lo Capo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Palermo
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h
3
Agrigento
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Catania
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Foot + Train + Bus:  8 h
5
Baunei
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  9 h
6
Montalcino
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Florence
— 7 nights
Drive:  4 h
8
Bellagio
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
9
Venice
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: London

2
nights
San Vito lo Capo

San Vito lo Capo ©
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
On the 25th (Sat), explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta Mangiapane. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Vito lo Capo trip planner .

London, UK to San Vito lo Capo is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of train, flight, and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from London in May, things will get a bit warmer in San Vito lo Capo: highs are around 25°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Erice, Grotta Mangiapane
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Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Grotta Mangiapane ©
Grotta Mangiapane
La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico ©
La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico

3
nights
Palermo

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palermo: Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo) and Tempio di Segesta (in Calatafimi-Segesta). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Conte Federico, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and make a trip to Quattro Canti.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Palermo day trip planner .

Drive from San Vito lo Capo to Palermo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro, Tempio di Segesta
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Food Tours
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro

2
nights
Agrigento

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): make a trip to Repubblica Delle Pergole, take in the dramatic natural features at Scala dei Turchi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi). On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Il Giardino della Kolymbetra, then identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa, and then explore the ancient world of Eraclea Minoa.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Agrigento online road trip planner .

You can drive from Palermo to Agrigento in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Catania.

Things to do in Agrigento

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Realmonte, Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa
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Scala dei Turchi ©
Scala dei Turchi
Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa ©

3
nights
Catania

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Venture out of the city with trips to Etna Donkey Trekking (in Linguaglossa), Syracuse (Duomo di Siracusa & Ortigia) and EtnaExcursion.it (in Trecastagni). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Etna.

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Getting from Agrigento to Catania by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Baunei.

Things to do in Catania

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Syracuse, Etna Donkey Trekking, EtnaExcursion.it
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Etna Donkey Trekking ©
Etna Donkey Trekking
Mt Etna ©
Mt Etna
Ortigia ©
Ortigia

2
nights
Baunei

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. Baunei is known for beaches, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Cala Mariolu, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Biriala, and make a trip to Rocce rosse.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Baunei trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Catania to Baunei in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Montalcino.

Things to do in Baunei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Rocce rosse
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Cala Goloritzè ©
Cala Goloritzè
Diving Cala Mariolu ©
Diving Cala Mariolu
Spiaggia di Cala Luna ©
Spiaggia di Cala Luna

1
night
Montalcino

In the heart of wine country, the hill town of Montalcino offers a glimpse of untouched medieval-era Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Siena Cathedral and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get lost in a book at Biblioteca Piccolomini, don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Siena, admire the masterpieces at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, then get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, and finally make a trip to Piazza del Campo.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Montalcino online trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Baunei to Montalcino in 9 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Baunei in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Montalcino, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Montalcino

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Siena
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

7
nights
Florence

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Dedicate the 14th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Florence driving holiday planner .

Drive from Montalcino to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bellagio.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Food Tours
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

6
nights
Bellagio

Bellagio ©
Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Turati Centro Nautico Lario (in Argegno), Il Giardino della Valle (in Cernobbio) and Tremezzina (Villa Carlotta & Villa del Balbianello). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Onno, admire the natural beauty at i Giardini di Villa Melzi, admire the striking features of Villa Monastero, and contemplate the waterfront views at Il lungolago.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bellagio online road trip planner .

Drive from Florence to Bellagio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Bellagio are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bellagio

Outdoors Parks Transportation

Side Trips

Varenna, Tremezzina, Malgrate, Spiaggia di Onno, Rent Fun Boat
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Turati Centro Nautico Lario ©
Turati Centro Nautico Lario
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta

6
nights
Venice

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.
Venice is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Venice holiday planner.

You can drive from Bellagio to Venice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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