8 days in Italy & Marseille Itinerary

8 days in Italy & Marseille Itinerary

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Cagliari, Italy
— 1 night
Palermo, Italy
— 2 nights
Civitavecchia, Italy
— 1 night
Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
Marseille, France
— 2 nights


Cagliari, Italy — 1 night

City of Sun

The capital of Sardinia, Cagliari is spread out over seven hills and still bears the marks of its past conquerors, including the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): go for a stroll along the water at Portus Karalis, then enjoy the sand and surf at Poetto, and then stop by Enoteca Cagliaritana.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cagliari trip itinerary maker tool.

Lisbon, Portugal to Cagliari is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Lisbon to Cagliari, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Cagliari sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Palermo.
Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches
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Palermo, Italy — 2 nights

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 14th (Sun), kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Mondello. On your second day here, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the striking features of Norman Palace, steep yourself in history at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, then don't miss a visit to Cattedrale di Palermo, and finally make a trip to Quattro Canti.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Palermo road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Cagliari to Palermo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to fly to Civitavecchia.
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Civitavecchia, Italy — 1 night

Civitavecchia is a town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Rome in the central Italian region of Lazio. For traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Civitavecchia road trip app.

Getting from Palermo to Civitavecchia by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Civitavecchia can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to fly to Genoa.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Side Trip
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Genoa, Italy — 1 night

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
On the 18th (Thu), wander the streets of Boccadasse, take in the waterfront at Old Port, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Genoa online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Civitavecchia to Genoa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Civitavecchia in August, plan for little chillier days in Genoa, with highs around 33°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 2 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 19th (Fri), take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then head off the coast to Chateau d'If. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of The Panier, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, then wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille visit planner.

Getting from Genoa to Marseille by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in August, Marseille is slightly colder at night with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
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Italy travel guide

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.