8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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1
Palermo, Sicily
— 1 day
2
Carloforte, Sardinia
— 1 day
3
Cabras, Sardinia
— 2 nights
4
Venice
— 1 night

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Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 4th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, thenadmire the striking features of Norman Palace, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Monreale.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Palermo route planner.

Sydney, Australia to Palermo is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Palermo is minus 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Carloforte.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Duomo di Monreale
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Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio ©
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

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Carloforte, Sardinia

Carloforte ©
Carloforte is a fishing and resort town of located on Isola di San Pietro, approximately 7km off the southwestern coast of Sardinia, in southern Sardinia, Italy.HistoryAccording to a legend, a local church was founded in the early 14th century in honour of hundreds of participants to the so-called Children's Crusade of 1212 who perished in a shipwreck just off the island on their way to North Africa during a gale. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): stroll through Spiaggia del Giunco Isola di San Pietro, thenkick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cala Fico, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Sandalo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Carloforte day trip website.

Explore your travel options from Palermo to Carloforte with the Route module. In May, daytime highs in Carloforte are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cabras.

Things to do in Carloforte

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Cape Sandalo ©
Cape Sandalo

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Cabras, Sardinia

Cabras ©
Looking out onto a vast coastline from the southern shore of the lake, Cabras represents an ancient village best known for its rare historical finds that date as far back as the Neolithic times.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): kick back and relax at Capo San Marco and then enjoy the sand and surf at S'Archeddu 'e sa Canna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): look for gifts at Oleificio Corrias Giovanni Matteo, savor the flavors at Apinath Miele di Sardegna, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Beach & Sea.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cabras online day trip planner.

You can drive from Carloforte to Cabras in 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Cabras can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Cabras

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Oleificio Corrias Giovanni Matteo, Capo San Marco, Apinath Miele di Sardegna, Beach & Sea
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Capo San Marco ©
Capo San Marco
Apinath Miele di Sardegna ©
Apinath Miele di Sardegna
Oleificio Corrias Giovanni Matteo ©
Oleificio Corrias Giovanni Matteo

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Venice

Venice ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Cannaregio and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner.

You can fly from Cabras to Venice in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Cabras in May, you will find days in Venice are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Padua
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San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio

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