32 days in Italy & Porto-Vecchio Itinerary

32 days in Italy & Porto-Vecchio Itinerary

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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 5 nights
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Montalcino, Italy
— 6 nights
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Rome, Italy
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Sorrento, Italy
— 7 nights
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San Teodoro, Italy
— 4 nights
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Drive to Santa Teresa di Gallura, Ferry to Bonifacio, Drive to Porto-Vecchio
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Porto-Vecchio, France
— 4 nights
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Lucca, Italy
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Cinque Terre, Italy — 5 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Baia del Silenzio and Bagni Segesta. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bagni Letizia and Baia di Paraggi. Change things up with these side-trips from Cinque Terre: Levanto to Monterosso Trail (in Levanto), Bagni Orchidea (in Moneglia) and Santuario Nostra Signora del Suffragio (in Recco). The adventure continues: trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, appreciate the history behind Monumento a San Francesco d'Assisi, enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Bar Alga, and stroll through San Michele di Pagana.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Cinque Terre vacation builder.

San Francisco, USA to Cinque Terre is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Cinque Terre is 9 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cinque Terre, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Montalcino.
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Montalcino, Italy — 6 nights

City of Honey

In the heart of wine country, the hill town of Montalcino offers a glimpse of untouched medieval-era Tuscany.
Relax by the water at Playa del Can and Sualzo Beach. Attractions like Val d'Orcia and Forte di Macchiatonda make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Montalcino: Eremo Le Celle (in Cortona), Rocca del Leone (in Castiglione del Lago) and Bolsena (Basilica of Saint Christina, Comune di Bolsena, &more). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, wander the streets of Monticchiello, make a trip to Centro Storico di Chiusi, and experience rural life at Agriturismo La Canonica.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Montalcino trip planner.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Montalcino in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Montalcino can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rome.
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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

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 4th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Villa Borghese, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then have fun and explore at Welcome To Rome, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rome vacation planner.

You can drive from Montalcino to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Sorrento.
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Sorrento, Italy — 7 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
You'll get in some beach time at Fornillo and La Solara. Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and St Francis Church and Convent. Explore Sorrento's surroundings by going to Baia di Ieranto (in Massa Lubrense) and Arienzo Beach Club, Positano (in Positano). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Piazza Tasso, enjoy the sand and surf at Leonelli's Beach, stroll through Playa de Meta, and take advantage of the amenities at Lido Marinella.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sorrento holiday planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Sorrento in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to San Teodoro.
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San Teodoro, Italy — 4 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Spiaggia La Cinta and Lu Impostu Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cala Brandinchi and Spiaggia di Porto Ottiolu. Get out of town with these interesting San Teodoro side-trips: Acquedotto Romano (in Olbia) and Spiaggia del Dottore (in Murta Maria). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo, head outdoors with Nata Libera, stroll through Spiaggia di Punta Molara, and tee off at Puntaldia Golf Club.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Teodoro trip planner.

You can fly from Sorrento to San Teodoro in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sorrento in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in San Teodoro, with lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Porto-Vecchio.
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Porto-Vecchio, France — 4 nights

Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Plage de Palombaggia and Plage de Tarco. Step off the beaten path and head to Plage de Santa Giulia and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Change things up with these side-trips from Porto-Vecchio: Sari-Solenzara (Acqua Vanua & Anse De Favone). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Plage de Tamaricciu, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de la Tour Genoise Fautea, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Saint Jean Baptiste, and look for gifts at La Taillerie du Corail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Porto-Vecchio trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from San Teodoro to Porto-Vecchio in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 67°F. On the 19th (Wed), you'll travel to Lucca.
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Lucca, Italy — 4 nights

City of a Hundred Churches

Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piazza Anfiteatro and Via Fillungo. Kids will enjoy Torre delle Ore and Bagno Carlo. Venture out of the city with trips to Bagno Angelo (in Forte Dei Marmi), Bagno Piemonte (in Marina di Pietrasanta) and Bagno Brunella e Ada Beach (in Lido Di Camaiore). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Palazzo Pfanner, admire the masterpieces at Museo di Arte Contemporanea Lu.C.C.A. - Lucca Center of Contemporary Art, examine the collection at Puccini Museum - Casa Natale, and take in the spiritual surroundings of San Michele in Foro.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lucca holiday website.

Fly from Porto-Vecchio to Lucca in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In July, daytime highs in Lucca are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Sun).
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Italy travel guide

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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.
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Tuscany travel guide

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Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.
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Sardinia travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Caves
Sardinia, with its Mediterranean atmosphere and charm, is loved by visitors looking for things to do outdoors on their holiday, like swimming, boating, windsurfing, hiking, climbing, and camping. Taking advantage of the island's near-perfect summer weather, visitors tend to overcrowd Sardinia's coastal areas. The inner life of the island, away from the most popular vacation spots, remains largely unblemished by mass tourism and commercialization. Sardinia is steeped in history and has a colorful character quite different from the rest of Italy. This is where the ancient Nuragic society, whose stone monuments still litter the land, flourished more than three millennia ago--predating the Etruscan civilization in mainland Italy by several hundred years. Sardinia's seaside resorts may be among the best in the world, but its quieter and more interesting countryside offers a greater array of attractions, including a patchwork of forests, citrus groves, and medieval villages.
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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.
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