27 days in Corsica & Italy Itinerary

27 days in Corsica & Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe planner

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Fly
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Bonifacio, France
— 4 nights
Ferry to Santa Teresa di Gallura, Drive to Alghero
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Alghero, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Palau, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cagliari, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
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Bonifacio, France

— 4 nights
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bonifacio: Sartene (Eglise Sainte Marie, A Casa di Roccapina, &more), U Porcu RANGER (in Figari) and Propriano (Ecole de Parachutisme du Valinco, Eglise de Notre Dame de Misericorde, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Bonifacio Citadel, get outside with Le Club de Voile de Bonifacio, Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio, and make a trip to Ancien Ermitage de la Trinite.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bonifacio itinerary planner.

Riga, Latvia to Bonifacio is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Riga in October: highs in Bonifacio hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Alghero, Italy

— 1 night

Little Barcelona

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
On the 10th (Sun), tour on your own time with Biking Sardinia, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Alghero trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Bonifacio to Alghero takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Palau.

Things to do in Alghero

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Wineries

Palau, Italy

— 2 nights
Palau is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, about 220km north of Cagliari and about 30km northwest of Olbia. On the 11th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Capo Testa and then race across the water with a speed boat tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Palau travel route planner.

You can drive from Alghero to Palau in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cagliari.

Things to do in Palau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Cagliari, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Sun

The capital of Sardinia, Cagliari is spread out over seven hills and still bears the marks of its past conquerors, including the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans.
Explore Cagliari's surroundings by going to Parco della Giara Tuili (in Tuili) and Laconi (Parco Aymerich & Castello Aymerich). There's still lots to do: ride a horse along Ranch Paky Barroso, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele, head outdoors with Sella del Diavolo, and visit a coastal fixture at Faro di Capo Sant'Elia.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cagliari trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Palau to Cagliari by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October in Cagliari, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Cagliari

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rome road trip planner.

Fly from Cagliari to Rome in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October in Rome, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
When in Florence, make a side trip to see Castello del Trebbio in Santa Brigida, approximately Santa Brigida away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. October in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trip

Milan, Italy

— 2 nights

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.
On the 25th (Mon), make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera.

Before you visit Milan, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Florence in October, plan for little chillier days in Milan, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Shopping

Venice, Italy

— 5 nights

City of Romance

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.
Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Quartiere dell'Antico Ghetto Ebraico di Padova, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Venice fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Milan to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October in Venice, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trip

Corsica travel guide

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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.

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.