37 days in Italy & Valletta Itinerary

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Lecce, Italy
— 1 night
Train to Bari, Fly to Catania
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Catania, Italy
— 2 nights
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Valletta, Malta
— 2 nights
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Palermo, Italy
— 4 nights
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Amalfi, Italy
— 4 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
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Pisa, Italy
— 2 nights
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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Scopello, Italy
— 2 nights
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Como, Italy
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Lecce, Italy — 1 night

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di S. Giovanni Battista al Rosario, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Lecce, and then don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, Lecce. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Castello Aragonese, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia dei Turchi, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Otranto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale Di Otranto.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lecce trip planner.

Athens, Greece to Lecce is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Athens to Lecce, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Lecce, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Catania.
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Catania, Italy — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get impressive views of Mt Etna and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario di Maria Santissima di Valverde. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, head off the coast to Isola Bella, explore the ancient world of Ancient Theatre of Taormina, then stroll around Villa Comunale, and finally shop like a local with Good Fellas Art Studio.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Catania journey builder.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Lecce to Catania takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can fly to Valletta.
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Valletta, Malta — 2 nights

Most Proud

Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
On the 5th (Mon), learn about all things military at Fort St Elmo - National War Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Co-Cathedral, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Upper Barrakka Gardens. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Casa Rocca Piccola, take in nature's colorful creations at Lower Barrakka Gardens, Head underground at Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), then get to know the fascinating history of Mdina Old City, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of St. Agatha's Crypt, Catacombs & Museum.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Valletta trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Catania to Valletta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Valletta are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Palermo.
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Palermo, Italy — 4 nights

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palermo: Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale) and Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Conte Federico, make a trip to Quattro Canti, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Palermo trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Valletta to Palermo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Amalfi.
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Amalfi, Italy — 4 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Get out of town with these interesting Amalfi side-trips: Positano (Fornillo, Il Sentiero Degli Dei, &more) and Chiesa di Santa Croce (in Nocelle). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Villa Cimbrone Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, examine the collection at Museo della Carta, and take some stellar pictures from Torre dello Ziro.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Amalfi trip site.

Traveling by flight from Palermo to Amalfi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Naples.
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Naples, Italy — 3 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Pompeii (Lupanar, Tempio di Giove Capitolino, &more). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, get engrossed in the history at Galleria Borbonica, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and explore the world behind art at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples itinerary planning site.

Getting from Amalfi to Naples by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Amalfi in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Naples, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, and stop by Trastevere.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rome trip planning site.

Getting from Naples to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Florence travel itinerary planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pisa.
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Pisa, Italy — 2 nights

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di San Giovanni, steep yourself in history at Camposanto, then admire the striking features of Duomo di Pisa, then don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of San Frediano, make a trip to Le mura di Lucca, make a trip to Piazza Anfiteatro, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Guinigi, then steep yourself in history at St Martin Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Michele in Foro.

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Traveling by car from Florence to Pisa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Pisa are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre, Italy — 3 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Venture out of the city with trips to Porto Venere (Palazzata a Mare, Portovenere, &more) and Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere (in La Spezia). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Riomaggiore, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa Di San Pietro.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cinque Terre trip maker.

Take a train from Pisa to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 3 nights

City of Romance

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip app.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Leolandia (in Capriate San Gervasio) and Bergamo (La Citta Alta & Piazza Vecchia). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and don't miss a visit to Palazzi Montecatini.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Milan vacation site.

Drive from Venice to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Milan sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Scopello.
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Scopello, Italy — 2 nights

The Commune of Scopello is located in the Valsesia region of the Italian Pennine Alps, in the Piedmontese Province of Vercelli. On the 4th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Castel Savoia, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago della Vecchia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Oropa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa dei Ss. Pietro e Giorgio, and finally stroll through Alpe di Mera. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Varallo, then take in the views from Ponte della Gula, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacro Monte, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Scopello vacation planning site.

Drive from Milan to Scopello in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Scopello can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Como.
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Como, Italy — 2 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): look for gifts at Tea World, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), explore the landscape on two wheels at Ciclovia dei Laghi, admire the striking features of Istituto Giosue Carducci, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Olmo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, and then take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Villa Melzi.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Como trip builder.

You can drive from Scopello to Como in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Como can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.
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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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Sicily travel guide

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The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.
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Island of Malta travel guide

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As the largest island in the country, Island of Malta is a center for Mediterranean discovery, luxurious relaxation, historical exploration, and buzzing European nightlife. Surrounded by ancient temples and old cities, the island almost feels like an archaeological site that's been converted into a prime vacation spot. Tourists flock here for the aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea, but you don't have to spend all your time on the beach. With a plethora of activities for any type of traveler, you may find yourself exploring a national museum, admiring the collections of boats and yachts in the bays, or people-watching in one of the many bustling squares.
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Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.
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Lake Como travel guide

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A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."
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