8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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8 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Krakow
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  9​h 45​min
1
Cefalu, Sicily
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Taormina, Sicily
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Alghero, Sardinia
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
Verona
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Assisi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Rome
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Krakow

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day
Cefalu, Sicily

Cefalu ©
Cefalù is a city and comune in the Province of Palermo, located on the northern coast of Sicily, Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea about 70km east of the provincial capital and 185km west of Messina. On the 30th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Maria SS. Assunta - Matrice Vecchia, explore the historical opulence of Castello dei Ventimiglia, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Isnello, then take a stroll through Cefalu Coast, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Cefalu, and finally explore the ancient world of La Rocca.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cefalu day trip tool .

Krakow, Poland to Cefalu is an approximately 10-hour flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Taormina.

Things to do in Cefalu

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Castelbuono, Castello di Isnello
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Cefalu Coast ©
Cefalu Coast
Duomo di Cefalu ©
Duomo di Cefalu
Rocca di Cefalu ©
Rocca di Cefalu

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Taormina, Sicily

Taormina ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa Comunale, then step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido La Dolce Vita.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Taormina trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Cefalu to Taormina in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Taormina can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Lido La Dolce Vita ©
Lido La Dolce Vita

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Alghero, Sardinia

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
On the 1st (Wed), Head underground at Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu, take in the dramatic natural features at Capo Caccia, then enjoy some diversion at Le Bombarde, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Alghero trip planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Taormina to Alghero in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Taormina in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Alghero, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Alghero

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Capo Caccia ©
Capo Caccia
Scuba & Snorkeling
Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu ©

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): kick back and relax at Cala Brandinchi, then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Cinta, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Ginepro Beach.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Teodoro trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Alghero to San Teodoro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Verona.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cala Brandinchi
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Spiaggia La Cinta ©
Spiaggia La Cinta
Cala Brandinchi ©
Cala Brandinchi

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Verona

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
On the 3rd (Fri), make a trip to Piazza Bra, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Anastasia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then admire the masterpieces at Museo di Castelvecchio, and finally meet the residents at Parco Natura Viva.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Verona trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from San Teodoro to Verona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daytime highs in Verona are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Parco Natura Viva
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Basilica di Santa Anastasia ©
Basilica di Santa Anastasia
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

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Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli, and finally steep yourself in history at San Damiano.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Assisi trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Verona to Assisi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. August in Assisi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites
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Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

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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 5th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pietro in Vincoli, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican City, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rome visit planner .

Getting from Assisi to Rome by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rome, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
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Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli ©
Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli
Church of St. Louis of the French ©
Church of St. Louis of the French

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