15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Vincenzo Florio Airport Trapani-Birgi, Drive to Marsala
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Marsala
— 3 nights
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Agrigento
— 2 nights
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Palermo
— 4 nights
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Messina
— 2 nights
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Taormina
— 2 nights
Fly

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Marsala

Marsala is an Italian town located in the Province of Trapani in the westernmost part of Sicily. Change things up with these side-trips from Marsala: Selinunte Archaeological Park (in Marinella di Selinunte), Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo (in San Vito lo Capo) and Tempio di Segesta (in Calatafimi-Segesta). There's much more to do: stroll through Isola di Mozia (Mothia)/ San Pantaleo, relax in the rural setting at Saline Della Laguna, kick back and relax at Lido Marakaibbo, and learn about winemaking at CANTINA MARTINEZ dal 1866.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Marsala online tour itinerary planner.

Newark, USA to Marsala is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Marsala due to the time zone difference. In May in Marsala, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Agrigento.

Things to do in Marsala

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 9 — 12:

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Agrigento

Valley of the Temples

Historically one of ancient Greece's leading cities, Sicily's Agrigento is home to the seven monumental temples that make up the well-preserved Valley of the Temples.
On the 13th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Scala dei Turchi, then admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino della Kolymbethra, and then explore the ancient world of Valle dei Templi. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Museo Etnoantropologico, examine the collection at Mulino Dell'acqua - Museo Civico Di Cianciana, then take an in-depth tour of Collezione La Gaipa, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Agrigento holiday planner.

You can drive from Marsala to Agrigento in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. May in Agrigento sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in Agrigento

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 12 — 14:

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Palermo

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Get out of town with these interesting Palermo side-trips: Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo), Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale) and Duomo di Cefalu (in Cefalu). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cattedrale di Palermo, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Cataldo, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, and kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Mondello.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Palermo online holiday planner.

Getting from Agrigento to Palermo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Messina.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 14 — 18:

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Messina

Messina is the capital of the Italian Metropolitan City of Messina. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare Falcomata, explore the world behind art at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario della Madonna di Montalto, then head outdoors with Colli San Rizzo, and finally make a trip to Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico). On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museo del Tesoro di San Placido, then don't miss a visit to La Vara, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Messina.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Messina online vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Palermo to Messina takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Taormina.

Things to do in Messina

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 18 — 20:

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Taormina

With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park, walk around Villa Comunale, then step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, then make a trip to Corso Umberto, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Piazza IX Aprile. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Mulino ad Acqua Giorginaro del 1690 a Ruota Orizzontale and then learn about winemaking at Gambino Vini.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Taormina vacation maker.

Getting from Messina to Taormina by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 20 — 22:

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

Province of Messina travel guide

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Ruins · Landmarks · Islands
Messina is the capital of the Italian Metropolitan City of Messina. It is the third-largest city on the island of Sicily, and the 13th-largest city in Italy, with a population of more than 238,000 inhabitants in the city proper and about 650,000 in the Metropolitan City. It is located near the northeast corner of Sicily, at the Strait of Messina, opposite Villa San Giovanni on the mainland, and has close ties with Reggio Calabria. According to Eurostat the FUA of the metropolitan area of Messina has, in 2014, 277,584 inhabitants.The city's main resources are its seaports (commercial and military shipyards), cruise tourism, commerce, and agriculture (wine production and cultivating lemons, oranges, mandarin oranges, and olives). The city has been a Roman Catholic Archdiocese and Archimandrite seat since 1548 and is home to a locally important international fair. The city has the University of Messina, founded in 1548 by Ignatius of Loyola.Messina has a light rail system, Tranvia di Messina, that was opened on 3 April 2003. This line is and links the city's central railway station with the city centre and harbour.

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