22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy route planner
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Fly
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Naples
— 2 nights
Train
2
Pompeii
— 1 night
Train
3
Sorrento
— 3 nights
Train
4
Naples
Drive
5
Matera
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Polignano a Mare
Drive
7
Monopoli
Drive
8
Alberobello
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Ostuni
— 1 night
Drive
10
Lecce
— 2 nights
Drive
11
Nardo
— 1 night
Drive
12
Pizzo
— 1 night
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Drive to Villa San Giovanni, Ferry to Messina Marittima, Drive to Taormina
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Taormina
— 4 nights
Drive
14
Syracuse
— 1 night
Drive
15
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. To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Naples itinerary 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. Traveling from Leeds to Naples, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Leeds in September; daily highs in Naples reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Fri) before leaving for 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): delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Pompeii trip itinerary planner.

Pompeii is very close to Naples. September in Pompeii sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for 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). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Bob Art and Winery.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sorrento trip planner.

You can drive from Pompeii to Sorrento in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Tue) before leaving for Naples.
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Naples

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Naples trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Sorrento to Naples takes 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Guide Matera. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): see some familiar sights at Guide Matera and then don't miss a visit to Casa Noha. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera and then don't miss a visit to Palombaro Lungo.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Matera trip planner.

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, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Matera. 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. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): make a trip to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Monopoli.
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Monopoli

Monopoli is a town and municipality in Italy, in the province of Bari and region of Apulia. For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Monopoli trip planner.

Monopoli is very close to Polignano a Mare. September in Monopoli sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 29th (Thu), you're off to Alberobello.
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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 maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Alberobello trip itinerary builder.

Alberobello is just a stone's throw from Monopoli. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ostuni.
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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, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ostuni trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Alberobello to Ostuni takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Alberobello in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ostuni, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di Santa Croce, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Lecce.

Plan my day in Lecce using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Ostuni to Lecce takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Lecce can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You'll set off for Nardo on the 4th (Tue).
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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. To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Nardo day trip planning app.

Nardo is just a stone's throw from Lecce. In October, daily temperatures in Nardo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 5th (Wed), you're off to Pizzo.
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Pizzo — 1 night

On the 5th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Piedigrotta Church and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Francesco di Paola.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pizzo online route planner.

Getting from Nardo to Pizzo by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Taormina.
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taormina: Gambino Vini (in Linguaglossa) and Messina (Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico) & Duomo di Messina). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Ancient Theatre of Taormina, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Varo, look for all kinds of wild species at Blue Sea Diving Center, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Madonna della Rocca.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Taormina online journey planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Pizzo to Taormina in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Pizzo in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Taormina, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siracusa, step off the mainland to explore Ortigia, explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo), then explore the ancient world of Teatro Greco, and finally Head underground at Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio).

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Syracuse trip planner.

Traveling by car from Taormina to Syracuse takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive 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.
On the 11th (Tue), look for gifts at Enoteca Regionale di Sicilia and then contemplate the geological forces at Mt Etna.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Catania trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Catania takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Catania can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Wed) before leaving for home.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
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

4.1
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 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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