18 days in Italy & Corsica Itinerary

18 days in Italy & Corsica Itinerary

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Fly to Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport, Drive to La Maddalena
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La Maddalena, Italy
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Palau, Bus to Santa Teresa Gallura P.Modesto, Ferry to Bonifacio, Bus to Porto-Vecchio
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Porto-Vecchio, France
— 3 nights
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Drive to Bonifacio, Ferry to Santa Teresa di Gallura, Drive to Alghero
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Alghero, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dorgali, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Villasimius, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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La Maddalena, Italy

— 3 nights
La Maddalena is a town and comune located on the island with the same name, in northern Sardinia, part of the province of Olbia-Tempio, Italy.The townLa Maddalena is the largest town in the Maddalena archipelago, just 2km from the northeastern shore of Sardinia and sitting in the Straits of Bonifacio, between it and Corsica.The focal-point of pedestrian activity is found around Piazza Umberto I (formerly known as Piazza Comando-the older generation of natives in town still commonly refer to the piazza by its original name). On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the La Maddalena online travel route planner.

Newark, USA to La Maddalena is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also travel. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to La Maddalena. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in La Maddalena

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Porto-Vecchio, France

— 3 nights
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. Your day by day itinerary now includes Plage de San Giovanni as well as Plage De Pinarello. Get out of town with these interesting Porto-Vecchio side-trips: Bonifacio (Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps) & Iles Lavezzi). There's still lots to do: stroll through Plage de Palombaggia and kick back and relax at Plage de Santa Giulia.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Porto-Vecchio travel planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from La Maddalena to Porto-Vecchio takes 6.5 hours. August in Porto-Vecchio sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 66°F at night. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Alghero, Italy

— 4 nights

Little Barcelona

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Spiaggia Mugoni, Torre di San Giacomo, Parco di Porto Conte, and other attractions you added. Step out of Alghero with an excursion to La Pelosa Beach in Stintino--about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Capo Caccia, Head underground at Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu, get to know the fascinating history of Affacci a mare: Bastioni e Lungomare, and kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Maria Pia.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Alghero vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Porto-Vecchio to Alghero by combination of car and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August in Alghero, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 64°F at night. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dorgali.

Things to do in Alghero

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Dorgali, Italy

— 2 nights
Step out of Dorgali to go to Orosei and see Oasi Biderosa, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Grotta del Bue Marino, stroll through Cala Fuili Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Cartoe, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Acquario Cala Gonone.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Dorgali trip maker.

Traveling by car from Alghero to Dorgali takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Villasimius.

Things to do in Dorgali

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Villasimius, Italy

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Punta Molentis, kick back and relax at Simius Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Campulongu, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Porto Giunco. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Spiaggia di Mari Pintau, stroll through Spiaggia Piscina Rei, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Sinzias, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Pira.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Villasimius attractions website.

Traveling by car from Dorgali to Villasimius takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In August in Villasimius, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 67°F at night. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Villasimius

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Milan, Italy

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

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 30th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip builder tool.

Fly from Villasimius to Milan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Villasimius in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Milan: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 66°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Milan

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Highlights from your trip

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.

Corsica travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Historic Sites
The island paradise of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea is a mosaic of diverse landscapes from comfortable sandy beaches and steep, narrow paved streets to inhospitable mountains rising up from the pasture. Ideal for a beach vacation, Corsica offers adventures on and off the sand, including scuba diving, sailing, and hiking. Enjoy a rugged mountain adventure by sightseeing along the famous Grande Randonnée (GR) 20 path. For an intense view of the island and the jagged coastline from the water, rent a boat to travel around the island or charter a cruise.