42 days in Italy Itinerary

42 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy holiday planner
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Rome
— 29 nights
Fly
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San Vito lo Capo
— 2 nights
Bus
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Isola di Favignana
— 2 nights
Ferry to Trapani Via Ammiraglio Staiti, Bus to Palermo
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Palermo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Agrigento
— 2 nights
Drive
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Syracuse
— 2 nights
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Taormina
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Rome — 29 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cascata delle Marmore and Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica. Visiting Moai Beach and Bau Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Maccarese (Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare & Paradise Beach), Museo Storico Piana delle Orme (in Borgo Faiti) and Battistini Beach (in Lido di Ostia). Dedicate the 13th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura, explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rome online day trip planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport and Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport. June in Rome sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly to San Vito lo Capo.
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San Vito lo Capo — 2 nights

A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): stroll through Caletta del Bue Marino and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Macari. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Zero Barriere and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di San Vito.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Vito lo Capo tour planner.

Getting from Rome to San Vito lo Capo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in June, you will find days in San Vito lo Capo are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Isola di Favignana.
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Isola di Favignana — 2 nights

Once famous for its white tuff shell quarries and tuna can factory--now turned into a museum--Isola di Favignana attracts divers and beachgoers with its jagged coastline rich in coves and caves.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Praia, and then see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Matteo Sercia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): make a trip to Villa Margherita Giardini Ipogei, then kick back and relax at Lido Burrone, and then head outdoors with Lido Punta Burrone.

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You can take a bus from San Vito lo Capo to Isola di Favignana in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Isola di Favignana can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Palermo.
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Palermo — 2 nights

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 5th (Wed), kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Mondello, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then contemplate the long history of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, and finally take a stroll through La Kalsa. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church and Monastery of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, then don't miss a visit to Palazzo Pretorio, Municipio di Palermo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, and finally examine the collection at Museo Falcone - Borsellino.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Palermo holiday maker tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Isola di Favignana to Palermo takes 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Agrigento.
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Agrigento — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Valle dei Templi, awaken your taste buds at Archeo Cuisine - The Phoenicians, and then examine the collection at Fabbriche Chiaramontane. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Collezione La Gaipa, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Nicola, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Agrigento trip planner.

You can drive from Palermo to Agrigento in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July in Agrigento, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Syracuse.
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Syracuse — 2 nights

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.
On the 9th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santa Chiara, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Eloro, and then kick back and relax at Lido di Noto. On your second day here, examine the collection at Tecnoparco Museo di Archimede, surround yourself with nature on Ortigia Island Excursion, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Syracuse trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Agrigento to Syracuse by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Taormina.
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Taormina — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Mazzaro, then head outdoors with Lido la Pigna, and finally don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Stockholm Beach Taormina, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido La Dolce Vita, and then kick back and relax at Lido Playa Sole Luna.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Taormina travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Taormina takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Taormina, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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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Sicily travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Churches
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.
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