22 days in Rome, Cagliari & Southern Italy Itinerary

22 days in Rome, Cagliari & Southern Italy Itinerary

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Rome
— 2 nights
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Cagliari
— 3 nights
Fly to Naples, Ferry to Forio
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Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 3 nights
Bus to Ischia, Ferry to Sorrento
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Sorrento
— 3 nights
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Amalfi
— 3 nights
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Matera
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Rome

— 2 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, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome sightseeing planner.

Montreal, Canada to Rome is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Rome. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in April: high temperatures in Rome hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Cagliari.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Cagliari

— 3 nights

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.
On the 12th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Area Archeologica di Nora and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Bastione di Saint Remy, then kick back and relax at Poetto, and then stroll through Ranch Paky Barroso.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cagliari day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Cagliari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Cagliari can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Forio.

Things to do in Cagliari

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Forio, Isola d'Ischia

— 3 nights
When in Forio, make a side trip to see The Port of Corricella in Procida, approximately Procida away.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Forio trip builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cagliari to Forio takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Forio can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sorrento.

Things to do in Forio

Historic Sites · Spas · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Sorrento

— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sorrento side-trips: Positano (Spiaggia Grande & Church of Santa Maria Assunta). The adventure continues: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, admire all the interesting features of Marina di Puolo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Il Vallone dei Mulini, and enjoy the sand and surf at Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sorrento trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Forio to Sorrento in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Sorrento

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Capri, Island of Capri

— 3 nights
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Capri is known for nature, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto, take a memorable drive along Via Krupp, and enjoy breathtaking views from Belvedere di Tragara.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Capri trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by ferry from Sorrento to Capri takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Amalfi.

Things to do in Capri

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

Amalfi

— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amalfi: Positano (Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience & Il Sentiero Degli Dei). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, sample the fine beverages at Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi, and examine the collection at Museo della Carta.

To see more things to do and tourist information, use the Amalfi online attractions planner.

Traveling by ferry from Capri to Amalfi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. April in Amalfi sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Matera.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Matera

— 3 nights

Subterranean City

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Matera is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino, stroll around Parco della Murgia Materana, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Matera, and make a trip to Palombaro Lungo.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Matera journey website.

Getting from Amalfi to Matera by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Amalfi in April, Matera is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Province of Cagliari travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Cagliari is an Italian municipality and the capital of the island of Sardinia, an autonomous region of Italy. Cagliari's Sardinian name Casteddu literally means castle. It has about 150,000 inhabitants, while its metropolitan city (including Cagliari and 16 other nearby municipalities) has more than 431,000 inhabitants. According to Eurostat, the population of the Functional urban area, the commuting zone of Cagliari, rises to 476,974. Cagliari is the 26th largest city in Italy and the largest city on the island of Sardinia.An ancient city with a long history, Cagliari has seen the rule of several civilisations. Under the buildings of the modern city there is a continuous stratification attesting to human settlement over the course of some five thousand years, from the Neolithic to today. Historical sites include the prehistoric Domus de Janas, very damaged by cave activity, a large Carthaginian era necropolis, a Roman era amphitheatre, a Byzantine basilica, three Pisan-era towers and a strong system of fortification that made the town the core of Spanish Habsburg imperial power in the western Mediterranean Sea. Its natural resources have always been its sheltered harbour, the often powerfully fortified hill of Castel di Castro, the modern Casteddu, the salt from its lagoons, and, from the hinterland, wheat from the Campidano plain and silver and other ores from the Iglesiente mines.

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