12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Palermo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Syracuse
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Catania
— 1 night
Fly
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Ravello
— 3 nights
Bus
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Naples
— 3 nights
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Palermo

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiostro dei Benedettini, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Monreale, stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, then admire the striking features of Church of San Francesco of Assisi -Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally make a trip to Quattro Canti. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella Di San Giuseppe Dei Falegnami, Facolta Di Giurisprudenza, Universita Di Palermo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratorio del Rosario di San Domenico, admire the landmark architecture of Church and Monastery of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, then admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oratorio di San Mercurio.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Palermo travel planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Palermo is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Palermo is 1 hour. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Syracuse.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

2
nights
Syracuse

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.
On the 8th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Castelluccio, don't miss a visit to Palazzo Nicolaci, get to know the fascinating history of Via Corrado Nicolaci, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Santa Chiara, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Santa Lucia al Sepolcro, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Lucia alla Badia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ipogeo di Piazza Duomo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siracusa.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Syracuse tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Palermo to Syracuse takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Catania.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

1
night
Catania

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 10th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museo del Cinema di Catania, ponder the design of Fontana dell'Amenano, appreciate the history behind Fontana dell'Elefante, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa della Badia di Sant'Agata, and finally make a trip to Piazza Vincenzo Bellini.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Catania day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Catania takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Catania are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

3
nights
Ravello

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Popular historic sites such as Cloister del Paradiso and Duomo di Ravello are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Il Sentiero Degli Dei and Ravello - Atrani Walk. Change things up with these side-trips from Ravello: Positano (Artigianato Rallo, Church of Santa Maria Assunta, &more) and Borgo Scacciaventi (in Cava De' Tirreni). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Villa Rufolo, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Trofimena.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ravello trip planner.

Fly from Catania to Ravello in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Catania in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ravello, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

3
nights
Naples

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giovanni a Carbonara, steep yourself in history at Catacombe di San Gaudioso, contemplate the long history of Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro, brush up on your military savvy at Galleria Borbonica, then delve into the distant past at Scavi di Stabia, and finally contemplate the long history of Lupanar. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo, admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri, delve into the distant past at Forum, then explore the ancient world of Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, then make a trip to Terme del Foro, and finally steep yourself in history at Casa del Fauno.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Naples trip planner.

You can drive from Ravello to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in April, Naples is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

Campania travel guide

4.3
Ruins · Landmarks · Art Museums
Stretching along the Tyrrhenian Sea, Campania is noted for its mild climate, picturesque coast, outstanding culinary tradition, and rich legacy of art and culture. Most visitors to this region begin their holiday sightseeing at the sea, where the coastline is marked with secluded bays, tranquil coves, and dramatic cliffs. The lush Mediterranean landscape is home to flourishing towns and charming villages, each steeped in its own culture, art, and traditions, and offering plenty of local places to visit. This ancient land is the birthplace of some well-known culinary favorites, including pizza and spaghetti. Campanians were among the first Europeans to use tomatoes not only as an ornamental plant, but also as food and garnish. The region is renowned for its fruits and vegetables--but its best-known product is mozzarella cheese.