24 days in Northwest Italy & Sicily Itinerary

24 days in Northwest Italy & Sicily Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cinque Terre
— 4 nights
2
San Gimignano
— 2 nights
3
Orvieto
— 4 nights
4
Lampedusa
— 4 nights
5
Isola di Favignana
— 3 nights
6
Palermo
— 2 nights
7
Syracuse
— 2 nights

4
nights
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 some historical perspective at San Pietro Church and Cinque Terre Trails. Visiting Bagno Eva and Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cinque Terre: Portovenere (in Porto Venere), Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi (in Genoa) and Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante). There's more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Corniglia and do a tasting at Terra di Bargon.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre online trip itinerary builder.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Cinque Terre is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Cinque Terre. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in September; daily highs in Cinque Terre reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Porto Venere, Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, Bagno Eva, Baia del Silenzio
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Borgo Storico di Corniglia ©
Borgo Storico di Corniglia
Bagno Eva ©
Bagno Eva
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails

2
nights
San Gimignano

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of San Gimignano 1300, make a trip to Historic Centre of San Gimignano, and then make a trip to San Gimignano Bell Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, thenexplore the historical opulence of Castello di Monteriggioni, thenexplore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Gimignano day trip app.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to San Gimignano in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. October in San Gimignano sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Orvieto.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Florence, Centro Storico di Siena, Castello di Monteriggioni
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San Gimignano 1300 ©
San Gimignano 1300
Castello di Monteriggioni ©
Castello di Monteriggioni
San Gimignano Bell Tower ©
San Gimignano Bell Tower

4
nights
Orvieto

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Escape the urban bustle at Cascate del Mulino and Cascata delle Marmore. Your inner history buff will appreciate Rocca Maggiore and Chiesa San Giovenale. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Orvieto: Civita di Bagnoregio (in Bagnoregio), Assisi (Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, San Damiano, &more) and Giardino dei Tarocchi (in Pescia Fiorentina). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Pozzo di San Patrizio and admire the landmark architecture of Duomo di Orvieto.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Orvieto trip itinerary planner.

Drive from San Gimignano to Orvieto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Orvieto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Assisi, Civita di Bagnoregio, Giardino dei Tarocchi, Cascata delle Marmore, Cascate del Mulino
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San Damiano ©
San Damiano
Chiesa San Giovenale ©
Chiesa San Giovenale
Rocca Maggiore ©
Rocca Maggiore

4
nights
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
You'll get in some beach time at Cala Pulcino and Spiagga Cala Francese. Take a break from the city and head to Cala Croce Beach and Isle de Lampadusa. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at La Tabaccara, stroll through Spiaggia dei Conigli, don't miss a visit to Archivio Storico Lampedusa, and look for all kinds of wild species at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lampedusa online road trip planner.

You can fly from Orvieto to Lampedusa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In October, Lampedusa is somewhat warmer than Orvieto - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Isle de Lampadusa
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Cala Pulcino ©
Cala Pulcino
La Tabaccara ©
La Tabaccara
Cala Croce Beach ©
Cala Croce Beach

3
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Castello di Santa Caterina and Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica. You'll get in some beach time at Lido Burrone and Cala Preveto. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Grotte bue marino, kick back and relax at Scalo Cavallo, get a new perspective on things with Capitan Sinagra, and contemplate the waterfront views at Egadi Sea.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Isola di Favignana vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Lampedusa to Isola di Favignana takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Lampedusa in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Isola di Favignana, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Grotte bue marino ©
Grotte bue marino
Capitan Sinagra ©
Capitan Sinagra
Lido Burrone ©
Lido Burrone

2
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cefalu Coast and Duomo di Cefalu. Escape the urban bustle at Rocca di Cefalu and Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro. Get out of town with these interesting Palermo side-trips: Mura Megalitiche (in Cefalu) and Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, and admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Palermo trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Isola di Favignana to Palermo takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cefalu, Duomo di Monreale, Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
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Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Cefalu Coast ©
Cefalu Coast
Rocca di Cefalu ©
Rocca di Cefalu

2
nights
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Syracuse travel route planner.

Getting from Palermo to Syracuse by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Centro Storico
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Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe ©
Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Teatro Greco ©
Teatro Greco

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