18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy itinerary planner

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Fly to Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport, Drive to Modena
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Modena
— 5 nights
Fly
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Taormina
— 3 nights
Train to Milazzo, Ferry to Isola Vulcano
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Isola Vulcano
— 1 night
Ferry to Milazzo, Bus to Catania
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Catania
— 3 nights
Drive
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Syracuse
— 2 nights
Drive
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Noto
— 1 night
Drive
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Ragusa
— 2 nights
Fly

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Modena

— 5 nights

Capital of Engines

Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti and Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. Head to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and Mostra Keith Haringfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Modena: Padua (Sala Carmeli, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more) and Milan (Galleria 92, Museo Poldi Pezzoli, &more). The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Acetaia Villa San Donnino, explore the world behind art at Museo Civico d'Arte, learn about winemaking at Acetaia San Matteo, and see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Modena holiday planner.

Toronto, Canada to Modena is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Toronto in October, you will find days in Modena are somewhat warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can fly to Taormina.

Things to do in Modena

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 24:

Taormina

— 3 nights
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Do your shopping at Good Fellas Art Studio and Made in Sicily Taormina. Casa Cuseni and Pavone Francesco will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Taormina's surroundings by going to Linguaglossa (Etna Wine Lab, Gambino Vini, &more), Palmento Costanzo (in Passopisciaro) and Tenuta di Fessina (in Rovittello). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Ancient Theatre of Taormina, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Varo, and head off the coast to Isola Bella.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Taormina journey maker app.

Traveling by flight from Modena to Taormina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Modena in October: high temperatures in Taormina hover around 28°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Isola Vulcano.

Things to do in Taormina

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:

Isola Vulcano

— 1 night
On the 28th (Thu), contemplate the geological forces at Vulcanello, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Nera, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia Negra, then trek along Scalata al Cratere, and finally look for gifts at Il Mestiere delle Cose.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Isola Vulcano vacation planner.

You can do a combination of train and ferry from Taormina to Isola Vulcano in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Isola Vulcano are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Catania.

Things to do in Isola Vulcano

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:

Catania

— 3 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Monastero dei Benedettini and Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943. Museo del Carretto Siciliano and Herborarium Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Catania to Zafferana Etnea to see Azienda Agricola Puglisi about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Mt Etna, appreciate the history behind Fontana dell'Elefante, see the interesting displays at Museo MOGAM, and explore the world behind art at Polo Tattile Multimediale.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Catania trip website.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Isola Vulcano to Catania in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Isola Vulcano in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Catania. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Catania

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:

Syracuse

— 2 nights

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 1st (Mon), explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, gain a rich perspective with Giovanni Maltese, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siracusa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, head off the coast to Ortigia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Ceramicabianca.

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Traveling by car from Catania to Syracuse takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Noto.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 2:

Noto

— 1 night
Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Marini & Pannuzzo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Monastero del San salvatore, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Serenita.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Noto route builder app.

You can drive from Syracuse to Noto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Ragusa.

Things to do in Noto

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 3:

Ragusa

— 2 nights

Town of Bridges

Once a flourishing ancient city, Ragusa was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693.
On the 4th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu, then do a tasting at Planeta Dorilli Winery, then don't miss a visit to Ragusa Ibla, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Sudestasi Contemporanea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at Ben&fit Spa & Fitness.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ragusa day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Noto to Ragusa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Ragusa

Historic Sites · Spas · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.

Aeolian Islands travel guide

4.1
Outdoor Activities · Beaches · Volcanos
Named for the Greek god of wind by early settlers, the Aeolian Islands are a volcanic archipelago of unspoiled natural wonders and historical charm. Stromboli, made famous by the Ingrid Bergman film of the same name, is a popular among nature enthusiasts who come to hike the island's volcano. The twin-peaked island of Salina offers a busy port full of trendy boutiques and small eateries. Explore the popular vacation locale of Panarea, with its alluring beaches and high-end shopping and fine dining. You can escape to the less-populated Alicudi, where donkeys are the only mode of transportation, to enjoy a tranquil island atmosphere.