23 days in Italy Itinerary

23 days in Italy Itinerary

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23 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
Fly + train:  20​h 45​min
1
Ercolano
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Capri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Orvieto
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Assisi
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
5
Ragusa, Sicily
— 2 nights
6
Palermo, Sicily
— 4 nights
+3
bus + Fly + foot + train:  6​h 30​min
7
Cabras, Sardinia
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  24​h
End: Las Vegas

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Ercolano

Ercolano ©
Ercolano is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Campania of Southern Italy. You've now added Ruins of Herculaneum to your itinerary.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ercolano vacation site .

Las Vegas, USA to Ercolano is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: high temperatures in Ercolano hover around 74°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Capri.

Things to do in Ercolano

Historic Sites
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Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano

2
nights
Capri, Island of 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 8th (Wed): hike along Sentiero Del Passetiello Capri, get engrossed in the history at Villa San Michele, look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Astarita, explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, then admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria a Cetrella. On your second day here, examine the collection at La Bottega dell'Arte di Sergio Rubino, hike along Fortini Coastal Walk, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Michele.

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

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Ercolano to Capri in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of subway and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Orvieto.

Things to do in Capri

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Anacapri, Sentiero Del Passetiello Capri
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Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele
Fortini Coastal Walk ©
Fortini Coastal Walk
Sentiero Del Passetiello Capri ©
Sentiero Del Passetiello Capri

3
nights
Orvieto

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Get some historical perspective at Pitigliano Centro Storico and Civita di Bagnoregio. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Piazza del Castello di Montemerano and Abbazia di Sant'Antimo. Change things up with these side-trips from Orvieto: Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore), Cascate del Mulino (in Saturnia) and Chiesa di San Giorgio (in Montemerano). It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Duomo di Orvieto and don't miss a visit to Pozzo di San Patrizio.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Orvieto tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Capri to Orvieto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and train. Traveling from Capri in May, Orvieto is little chillier at night with lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Montemerano, Pitigliano Centro Storico, Cascate del Mulino, Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, Civita di Bagnoregio
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Pitigliano Centro Storico ©
Pitigliano Centro Storico
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo ©
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo
Pozzo di San Patrizio ©
Pozzo di San Patrizio

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 13th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, then examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Rocca Paolina, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di Rivotorto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, then examine the collection at Villa dei Mosaici, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Francesco.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Assisi online tour planner .

You can drive from Orvieto to Assisi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Ragusa.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Villa dei Mosaici, Rocca Paolina, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:
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Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola

2
nights
Ragusa, Sicily

Ragusa ©
Once a flourishing ancient city, Ragusa was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Duomo San Giorgio and Basilica San Salvatore. Get some historical perspective at Chiesa di San Giorgio and Ragusa Ibla. Explore Ragusa's surroundings by going to Noto (Centro Storico & Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari), Syracuse Cathedral (in Syracuse) and Scicli (in Scicli). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Scale.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ragusa travel planner.

Getting from Assisi to Ragusa by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ragusa when traveling from Assisi in May, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Ragusa

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Noto, Scicli, Syracuse Cathedral, Cathedral of St. George, Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto
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Scicli ©
Scicli
Cathedral of St. George ©
Cathedral of St. George
Duomo San Giorgio ©
Duomo San Giorgio

4
nights
Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Get outdoors at Spiaggia di Macari and Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro. Santuario di Maria Santissima Addolorata del Romitello and Parco Archeologico di Selinunte will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Cefalu (La Rocca & Duomo di Cefalu) and Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio and admire the striking features of Norman Palace and Palatine Chapel.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Palermo trip maker website .

Getting from Ragusa to Palermo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Cabras.

Things to do in Palermo

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Cefalu, Duomo di Monreale, Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro, Selinunte Archaeological Park, Santuario di Maria Santissima Addolorata del Romitello
Find places to stay May 17 — 21:
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Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio ©
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio
Spiaggia di Macari ©
Spiaggia di Macari
Rocca di Cefalu ©
Rocca di Cefalu

5
nights
Cabras, Sardinia

Cabras ©
Looking out onto a vast coastline from the southern shore of the lake, Cabras represents an ancient village best known for its rare historical finds that date as far back as the Neolithic times.
Escape the urban bustle at I Gatti di Su Pallosu and Capo San Marco. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pozzo e Villaggio Nuragico S. Cristina and Beach & Sea. Venture out of the city with trips to Portixeddu (in Fluminimaggiore), Spiaggia di San Nicolo' (in Buggerru) and Nuraghe "Su Nuraxi" (in Samatzai).

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cabras journey maker .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Palermo to Cabras takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. May in Cabras sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cabras

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Capo San Marco, I Gatti di Su Pallosu, Spiaggia dell'Arco, Portixeddu, Parrocchia Maria Immacolata
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Spiaggia di Is Arutas ©
Spiaggia di Is Arutas
Capo San Marco ©
Capo San Marco

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