36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner
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Barcelona, Spain
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Tossa de Mar, Spain
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Lloret de Mar, Spain
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Narbonne, France
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Montpellier, France
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Marseille, France
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Saint-Tropez, France
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Cannes, France
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Nice, France
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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Genoa, Italy
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Turin, Italy
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Milan, Italy
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Verona, Italy
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Cinque Terre, Italy
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Pisa, Italy
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Florence, Italy
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Siena, Italy
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Assisi, Italy
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Rome, Italy
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Naples, Italy
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Pompeii, Italy
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Positano, Italy
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Ravello, Italy
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Salerno, Italy
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Monopoli, Italy
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Bari, Italy
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Taranto, Italy
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Cosenza, Italy
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Drive to Villa San Giovanni, Ferry to Messina
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Messina, Italy
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Palermo, Italy
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Pozzallo, Italy
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Valletta, Malta
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Barcelona, Spain — 1 night

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Palau Guell, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and finally walk around Parc de Montjuic.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner.

Lima, Peru to Barcelona is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Peru Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lima in April; daily highs in Barcelona reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tossa de Mar.
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Tossa de Mar, Spain — 1 night

On the 27th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Ava Gardner Statue, then steep yourself in history at Vila Vella (Old Town), then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel of Our Lady of Socorro, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tossa de Mar trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Barcelona to Tossa de Mar by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Tossa de Mar when traveling from Barcelona in April, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Lloret de Mar.
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Lloret de Mar, Spain — 1 night

Lloret de Mar is a Mediterranean coastal town in Catalonia, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of Sant Roma, get engrossed in the history at Museu del Mar - Can Garriga, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lloret Beach, explore the historical opulence of Castell d'en Plaja, then walk around Jardines de Santa Clotilde, and finally kick back and relax at Fenals Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lloret de Mar trip planner.

Lloret de Mar is very close to Tossa de Mar. In April in Lloret de Mar, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Narbonne.
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Narbonne, France — 1 night

Crossroads of the South

The Mediterranean city of Narbonne links to the nearby Canal du Midi and the Aude River by the Canal de la Robine, which runs through the center of town.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Reserve Africaine de Sigean, admire the striking features of Abbaye de Fontfroide, then browse the fresh offerings at Les Halles de Narbonne, then make a trip to The nine Locks of Fonseranes, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale St-Just.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Narbonne trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lloret de Mar to Narbonne by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. April in Narbonne sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Montpellier.
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Montpellier, France — 1 night

"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
On the 30th (Wed), wander the streets of Place de la Comedie, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St. Pierre, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Planet Ocean Montpellier.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Montpellier online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Narbonne to Montpellier takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Montpellier are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Parc National des Calanques, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vincent de Paul Church, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Marseille trip planner.

Getting from Montpellier to Marseille by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. April in Marseille sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saint-Tropez.
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Saint-Tropez, France — 1 night

Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. On the 2nd (Fri), visit Port Grimaud, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Murs Vegetaux, make a trip to Chapelle Sainte-Anne, then walk around Domaine du Rayol, then take an in-depth tour of Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, and finally walk around Sentier du Littoral.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Tropez trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Saint-Tropez takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cannes.
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Cannes, France — 1 night

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), get to know the fascinating history of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, step off the mainland to explore Lérins Islands, then wander the streets of Le Suquet, then admire the masterpieces at Musee Picasso, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Centre d'Art du Verre PIERINI.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannes vacation planner.

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Cannes in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nice.
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Nice, France — 1 night

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
On the 4th (Sun), observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland and then make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nice travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Cannes to Nice takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Monaco-Ville.
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco — 1 night

Jutting out of the dramatic cliffs of Monaco sits Monaco-Ville, one of the nation's oldest towns.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Grimaldi Statue, step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, then pause for some photo ops at Statue of William Grover-Williams, then shop like a local with Les 5 Saveurs, and finally take in the waterfront at Port de Fontvieille.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Monaco-Ville trip planning site.

Monaco-Ville is just a stone's throw from Nice. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Genoa.
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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 6th (Tue), examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare, take in the waterfront at Old Port, make a trip to Piazza De Ferrari, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium of Genoa, then take a stroll through Boccadasse, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Spianata Castelletto.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Genoa trip planner.

You can drive from Monaco-Ville to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Turin.
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Turin, Italy — 1 night

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Piazza Castello, admire the masterpieces at Museo Egizio, examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, then admire the natural beauty at Parco del Valentino, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Superga.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Turin trip planner.

You can drive from Genoa to Turin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Genoa in May, expect Turin to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, then admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Tecla, and finally explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Milan vacation maker tool.

Take a train from Turin to Milan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Turin, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Milan, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Verona.
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Verona, Italy — 1 night

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
On the 9th (Fri), make a trip to Piazza Bra, contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio, see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then don't miss a visit to Cappella dei Notai, and finally make a trip to Mura di Lazise.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Verona trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Milan to Verona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Verona sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre, Italy — 1 night

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get outside with Cinque Terre Trails, stroll around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, don't miss a visit to Oratorio della Confraternita dei Neri Mortis et Orationis, then stroll through Trail 531 Riomaggiore to Manarola, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria, and finally hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Cinque Terre travel route planning app.

You can drive from Verona to Cinque Terre in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and train. In May in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Pisa.
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Pisa, Italy — 1 night

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Teatro Ernesto Rossi, make a trip to Via Fillungo, enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa, then make a trip to Piazza Anfiteatro, then make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torre Guinigi.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Pisa online trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Cinque Terre to Pisa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence road trip planner.

You can drive from Pisa to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Siena.
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Siena, Italy — 1 night

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
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You can drive from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Siena, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 13th (Tue), you're off to Assisi.
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Assisi, Italy — 1 night

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, look for gifts at Sapori dall'Umbria, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo dei Priori.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Assisi travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Siena to Assisi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Assisi can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, make a trip to Spanish Steps, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rome online itinerary maker.

Getting from Assisi to Rome by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Naples.
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Naples, Italy — 1 night

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples, delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, explore the ancient world of Catacombe di San Gennaro, then engage your brain at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Naples day trip planner.

Take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. May in Naples sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pompeii.
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Pompeii, Italy — 1 night

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei, delve into the distant past at Casa del Fauno, explore the ancient world of Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, don't miss a visit to Terme del Foro, then steep yourself in history at Forum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lupanar.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Pompeii driving holiday tool.

Pompeii is just a short distance from Naples. May in Pompeii sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Positano.
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Positano, Italy — 1 night

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, kick back and relax at Fornillo, don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent, then stop by Feludei, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria Assunta.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Positano trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Pompeii to Positano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ravello.
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Ravello, Italy — 1 night

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Principessa di Piemonte, view the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, admire the sheer force of Valle delle Ferriere, then admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister del Paradiso.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ravello trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Positano to Ravello in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Ravello are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Salerno.
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Salerno, Italy — 1 night

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): make a trip to Promenade Trieste, don't miss a visit to Chiesa di San Giorgio, explore the world behind art at Museo della Ceramica Alfonso Tafuri, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parrocchia Ss. Annunziata, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno, and finally explore the ancient world of Archaeological Park of Paestum.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Salerno trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Ravello to Salerno takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Salerno are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Monopoli.
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Monopoli, Italy — 1 night

Monopoli is a town and municipality in Italy, in the province of Bari and region of Apulia. On the 21st (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cattedrale Maria Santissima della Madia, take a leisurely stroll along Lungomare Portavecchia, then steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Monopoli, and finally take in the exciting artwork at GiuInLab.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Monopoli vacation planner.

Getting from Salerno to Monopoli by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Salerno in May since evenings lows in Monopoli dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bari.
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Bari, Italy — 1 night

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
On the 22nd (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Nicola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Bari, and then don't miss a visit to Citta Vecchia - Bari.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bari trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Monopoli to Bari takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Bari are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Taranto.
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Taranto, Italy — 1 night

Città dai due mari (City with Two Seas)

Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Taranto Catherdral - Duomo of San Cataldo, step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese, snap pictures at Ponte Girevole, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Nazionale Archeologico, and finally don't miss a visit to Lungomare Vittorio Emanuele III.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Taranto trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Bari to Taranto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Bari in May, Taranto is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cosenza.
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Cosenza, Italy — 1 night

Cosenza is a city in the Calabria region of Southern Italy. On the 24th (Sat), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at Museo all'aperto Bilotti (Mab), admire the striking features of Centro Storico, then don't miss a visit to Fiumefreddo Bruzio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Cosenza, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di San Francesco di Paola.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cosenza planner.

Traveling by car from Taranto to Cosenza takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Taranto in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Cosenza, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Messina.
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Messina, Italy — 1 night

Messina is the capital of the Italian Metropolitan City of Messina. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario della Madonna di Montalto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Annunziata dei Catalani Church, make a trip to Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico), go for a walk through Piazza IX Aprile, then make a trip to Corso Umberto, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Messina.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Messina holiday planner.

Getting from Cosenza to Messina by combination of car and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Cosenza in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Messina. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Palermo.
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Palermo, Italy — 1 night

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): make a trip to Quattro Canti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella Di San Giuseppe Dei Falegnami, Facolta Di Giurisprudenza, Universita Di Palermo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, contemplate the long history of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, then steep yourself in history at Norman Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Conte Federico.

For reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Palermo trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Messina to Palermo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pozzallo.
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Pozzallo, Italy — 1 night

Pozzallo is a town and comune in the province of Ragusa, Sicily, Italy. On the 27th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Pietro, see the interesting displays at Museo Casa natale Salvatore Quasimodo, wander the wide-open spaces of Gli Aromi Sicily, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. George, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro storico di Scicli - World Heritage Site, and finally see the interesting displays at Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Pozzallo road trip site.

Getting from Palermo to Pozzallo by car takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Valletta.
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Valletta, Malta — 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Co-Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mdina Old City, stop by The Silversmith's Shop, then explore the world behind art at Casa Rocca Piccola, then browse the exhibits of Fort St Elmo - National War Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Upper Barrakka Gardens.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Valletta online journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pozzallo to Valletta. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight 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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Island of Malta travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Sacred & Religious Sites · Gardens
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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