28 days in Italy Itinerary

28 days in Italy Itinerary

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28 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Capo Vaticano
1
Capo Vaticano
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Reggio Calabria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Catania
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Pompeii
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
5
Salerno
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
6
Tropea
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Motta Camastra
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Syracuse
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Capo Vaticano

7
nights
Capo Vaticano

Capo Vaticano ©
You've now added AcquaPark Odissea 2000 to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Capo Vaticano: Palmi (Villa Comunale Giuseppe Mazzini, Cala di Rovaglioso, & more), Cirimingiano (in Badolato) and Caulonia (Oasi Ristoro LECASCATE & Eremo di Sant'Ilarione).

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Capo Vaticano road trip site .

If you are flying in from Czech Republic, the closest major airports are Lamezia Terme Airport, Catania-Fontanarossa Airport and Comiso Airport. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can take a train to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Capo Vaticano

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Palmi, Polistena, Caulonia, Archaeological Museum of Medma - Rosarno, Castle of Stilo
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Capo Vaticano ©
Capo Vaticano
Praia di Fuoco ©
Praia di Fuoco
AcquaPark Odissea 2000 ©
AcquaPark Odissea 2000

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Reggio Calabria

Reggio Calabria ©
Reggio di Calabria, commonly known as Reggio Calabria or simply Reggio in Southern Italy, is the largest city and the most populated comune of Calabria, Southern Italy. On the 13th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese, get your game on at Snai RC, admire the masterpieces at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria, view the masterpieces at Opere di Rabarama, then appreciate the history behind Monumento Dea Athena, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare Falcomata. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Gesu e Maria, make a trip to Pentedattilo, then go for a walk through Chianalea di Scilla, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Cattedrale di Reggio Calabria Maria SS Asunta.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Reggio Calabria trip planning tool .

Getting from Capo Vaticano to Reggio Calabria by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Capo Vaticano in September, Reggio Calabria is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Catania.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Pentedattilo, Chianalea di Scilla
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Lungomare Falcomata ©
Lungomare Falcomata
Chianalea di Scilla ©
Chianalea di Scilla

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Catacombe dei Cappuccini, Norman Palace, Cattedrale di Palermo, and other attractions you added. On the 14th (Sat), contemplate the geological forces at Mt Etna. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Catania trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Reggio Calabria to Catania takes 2.5 hours. On the 17th (Tue), you're off toPompeii.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Palermo
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Mt Etna ©
Mt Etna
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

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Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pompeii Archaeological Park. Get out of town with these interesting Pompeii side-trips: Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Duomo di Ravello, & more). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Bosco de Medici Winery, steep yourself in history at Villa dei Misteri, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei, and explore the ancient world of Teatro Grande.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pompeii online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Catania to Pompeii takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Salerno.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

3
nights
Salerno

Salerno ©
While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Salerno Tours. On the 21st (Sat), explore the ancient world of Paestum Ruins, make a trip to Centro Storico Salerno, and then do sightseeing your way with Salerno Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, learn about winemaking at Le Vigne di Raito, appreciate the extensive heritage of Il Vecchio Centro Storico di Romagnano al Monte, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Giardino della Minerva.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Salerno tour builder tool .

Traveling by train from Pompeii to Salerno takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Pompeii in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Salerno, with lows around 24°C. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Tropea.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Paestum Ruins, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Le Vigne di Raito
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Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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nights
Tropea

Tropea ©
Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy).The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tropea Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tropea: Castello Aragonese di Le Castella (in Le Castella) and Pizzo (Piedigrotta Church & Castello Aragonese Murat). The adventure continues: have fun and explore at Artistic Creations The Lighthouse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, don't miss a visit to Corso Vittorio Emmanuele, and take some stellar pictures from Affaccio Raf Vallone.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tropea, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Salerno to Tropea in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Tropea when traveling from Salerno in September, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Motta Camastra.

Things to do in Tropea

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pizzo, Castello Aragonese di Le Castella, Spiaggia Paradiso del sub
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
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The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola ©
Tropea Beach ©
Tropea Beach
Artistic Creations The Lighthouse ©
Artistic Creations The Lighthouse

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Motta Camastra

Motta Camastra ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Castello Di Calatabiano, then look for all kinds of wild species at Le Gole dell'Alcantara, then take in breathtaking views at Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Mulino ad Acqua Giorginaro del 1690 a Ruota Orizzontale, then make a trip to Spiaggia di Ponente, and then get outside with La Spiaggia Libera di Letojanni.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Motta Camastra tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Tropea to Motta Camastra takes 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Motta Camastra when traveling from Tropea in September, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Syracuse.

Things to do in Motta Camastra

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Borgo Medievale, Le Gole dell'Alcantara, La Spiaggia Libera di Letojanni, Castello Di Calatabiano, Mulino ad Acqua Giorginaro del 1690 a Ruota Orizzontale
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:
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Castello Di Calatabiano ©
Castello Di Calatabiano

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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.
Explore Syracuse's surroundings by going to Centro Storico (in Noto) and Ragusa Ibla (in Ragusa). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Ortigia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siracusa, take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, and explore the fascinating underground world of Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Syracuse day trip planning tool .

Getting from Motta Camastra to Syracuse by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Centro Storico, Ragusa Ibla
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Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa