11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

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11 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Rome
1
Rome
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Naples
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Capri
— 2 nights
+3
Ferry + Drive + Ferry + Drive:  8 h
4
Catania
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Palermo
— 4 nights
End: Palermo

1
night
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Piazza Venezia, Colosseum and Trevi Fountain. On the 26th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from Sweden, the closest major aiports are Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport and Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport. In Julho, daytime highs in Rome are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
Piazza Venezia ©
Piazza Venezia

3
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Explore hidden gems such as Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Forum. Get some historical perspective at Pompeii Archaeological Park and Duomo di Ravello. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Ravello (Villa Rufolo & Le Ville di Ravello), Pompeii (Casa del Fauno, Terme del Foro, &more) and Amalfi (Fontana sant'Andrea, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at The Neapolis Buried, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni a Carbonara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Domenico Maggiore, and make a trip to Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Naples trip itinerary app.

Take a train from Rome to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In Julho, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Capri.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Pompeii, Ravello, Amalfi
Highlights from your plan
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park

2
nights
Capri

Capri ©
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): get great views at Belvedere Cannone, admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni, don't miss a visit to Piazza Umberto I, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belvedere di Tragara, and finally explore the activities along Marina Piccola.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Capri planning site.

Getting from Naples to Capri by car takes about 2.5 hours. In Julho, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sat) before leaving for Catania.

Things to do in Capri

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Anacapri
Highlights from your plan
Giardini di Augusto ©
Giardini di Augusto
I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps) ©
Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps)

few
hours
Catania

Catania
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Catania day trip app.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Capri to Catania in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Capri in Agosto since evenings lows in Catania dip to 23°C. You'll set off for Palermo on the 1st (Sat).

Things to do in Catania

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

4
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Duomo di Monreale and Castello di Caccamo will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Duomo di Cefalu and Palazzo Conte Federico. Explore Palermo's surroundings by going to Cefalu (Chiesa del Purgatorio, Piazza del Duomo, &more) and La Bottega nella Roccia (in Caccamo). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, steep yourself in history at Chiesa di Santa Maria dello Spasimo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Cataldo, and make a trip to Chiostro dei Benedettini.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Palermo attractions planner.

You can drive from Catania to Palermo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Cefalu, Monreale, Caccamo
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Duomo di Cefalu ©
Duomo di Cefalu
Castello di Caccamo ©
Castello di Caccamo

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