16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Alghero, Sardinia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
3
Naples
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Rome
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Orvieto
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Alghero, Sardinia

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
On the 22nd (Mon), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta di Nettuno, then Head underground at Capo Caccia, then stroll through Spiaggia Mugoni, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Maria Pia.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Alghero attractions planner.

New York City, USA to Alghero is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in June since evenings lows in Alghero dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Capo Caccia ©
Capo Caccia
Spiaggia di Maria Pia ©
Spiaggia di Maria Pia

3
nights
San Teodoro, Sardinia

San Teodoro ©
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
Visiting Spiaggia La Cinta and Lu Impostu Beach will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Oasi Biderosa and Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo. When in San Teodoro, make a side trip to see Spiaggia Berchida in Siniscola, approximately Siniscola away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Porto Taverna Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Isuledda.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Teodoro trip builder.

You can drive from Alghero to San Teodoro in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June in San Teodoro, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Spiaggia Berchida, Oasi Biderosa, Spiaggia Isuledda, Porto Taverna Beach, Cala Brandinchi
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Porto Taverna Beach ©
Porto Taverna Beach
Spiaggia La Cinta ©
Spiaggia La Cinta
Oasi Biderosa ©
Oasi Biderosa

2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 27th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Catacombe di San Gennaro, then delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, then don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at Galleria Borbonica, then explore the world behind art at Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro, and then admire the natural beauty at Reggia di Caserta.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Naples trip planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from San Teodoro to Naples in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In June, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Reggia di Caserta
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Catacombe di San Gennaro ©
Catacombe di San Gennaro
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, pause for some serene contemplation at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica, then make a trip to St. Peter's Square, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Villa Borghese. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, admire the natural beauty at Villa d'Este, and then explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome vacation planning app.

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

St. Peter's Square, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, Villa d'Este
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Villa Borghese ©
Villa Borghese
Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica ©
Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli ©
Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, then examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, and finally make a trip to Piazza del Duomo. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Saint Ubaldo, then explore the historical opulence of Rocca Paolina, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Assisi visit planner.

Drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Assisi when traveling from Rome in June, with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Orvieto.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Spoleto, Rocca Paolina, Basilica of Saint Ubaldo
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Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Duomo di Orvieto and Pitigliano Centro Storico. Visit Civita di Bagnoregio and Pozzo di San Patrizio for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Orvieto: Cascate del Mulino (in Saturnia), Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore) and Giardino dei Tarocchi (in Pescia Fiorentina). There's more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Orvieto Underground.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Orvieto online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Assisi to Orvieto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Orvieto are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orvieto

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Pitigliano Centro Storico, Civita di Bagnoregio, Giardino dei Tarocchi, Cascata delle Marmore, Cascate del Mulino
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Civita di Bagnoregio ©
Civita di Bagnoregio
Pitigliano Centro Storico ©
Pitigliano Centro Storico
Cascate del Mulino ©
Cascate del Mulino

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