24 days in Northwest Italy & Islands of Sicily Itinerary

24 days in Northwest Italy & Islands of Sicily Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Venice
— 4 nights
2
Isola di Favignana
— 1 night
3
Rome
— 4 nights
4
Florence
— 3 nights
5
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
6
Milan
— 1 night
7
Lampedusa
— 5 nights

4
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Piazza San Marco and San Giorgio Maggiore. Museum-lovers will get to explore Doge's Palace and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony & Scrovegni Chapel). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, and enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Venice is an approximately 7-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Venice. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, expect Venice to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
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Isola di Favignana

Isola di Favignana ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica and then kick back and relax at Scalo Cavallo. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Grotta del Pozzo, don't miss a visit to Grotte bue marino, and then stroll through Spiaggia di Cala Rossa.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Isola di Favignana holiday planning website.

Traveling by combination of train and ferry from Venice to Isola di Favignana takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, Isola di Favignana is somewhat warmer than Venice - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Spiaggia di Cala Rossa ©
Spiaggia di Cala Rossa
Grotte bue marino ©
Grotte bue marino

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Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Piazza Navona. You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto) and Civita di Bagnoregio (in Bagnoregio). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, take an unorthodox tour of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rome sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Isola di Favignana to Rome in 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Isola di Favignana in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Rome, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto, Civita di Bagnoregio
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazzale Michelangelo and Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Change things up with a short trip to Historic Centre of San Gimignano in San Gimignano (about 1h 5 min away). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Florence trip builder.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Florence can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Historic Centre of San Gimignano
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The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Get in touch with nature at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza and Baia del Silenzio. Visit Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi and Cinque Terre Trails for their historical value. Take a break from Cinque Terre with a short trip to Portovenere in Porto Venere, about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Corniglia and do a tasting at Terra di Bargon.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre online road trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Milan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Portovenere, Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, Baia del Silenzio
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Portovenere ©
Portovenere
Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza

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Milan

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): browse the collection at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery.

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You can drive from Cinque Terre to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Cinque Terre in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Milan, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Monumental Cemetery ©
Monumental Cemetery
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spiaggia dei Conigli and Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF. Step out of the city life by going to Cala Pulcino and La Tabaccara. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Croce Beach, make a trip to Archivio Storico Lampedusa, kick back and relax at Spiagga Cala Francese, and head off the coast to Isle de Lampadusa.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lampedusa day trip website.

Getting from Milan to Lampedusa by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Milan in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Lampedusa: highs are around °C and lows about °C. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Isle de Lampadusa
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Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli
Cala Pulcino ©
Cala Pulcino
Cala Croce Beach ©
Cala Croce Beach

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