23 days in Italy Itinerary

23 days in Italy Itinerary

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23 days in Italy Itinerary

London
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Alghero, Sardinia
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Villasimius, Sardinia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Dorgali, Sardinia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 3 nights
+4
bus + Fly + train + bus + ferry:  7​h
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 4 nights
ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
Assisi
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h
London

4
days
Alghero, Sardinia

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Get some cultural insight at Santa Trinita di Saccargia and Chiesa di San Francesco. Escape the urban bustle at I Gatti di Su Pallosu and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step out of Alghero with an excursion to Is Aruttas in Cabras--about 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Spiaggia Mugoni, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maria Pia Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu, and look for all kinds of wild species at Alghero Rock Climbing Sites.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Alghero vacation builder.

London, UK to Alghero is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Alghero is 1 hour. In July, Alghero is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 36°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Villasimius.

Things to do in Alghero

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Trinita di Saccargia, I Gatti di Su Pallosu, Is Aruttas
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Is Aruttas
Capo Caccia
Spiaggia Mugoni

3
days
Villasimius, Sardinia

Step out of the city life by going to Spiaggia Piscina Rei and Spiaggia di Porto Sa Ruxi. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cala Sinzias and Spiaggia di Mari Pintau.

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Getting from Alghero to Villasimius by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Alghero in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 27°C in Villasimius. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dorgali.

Things to do in Villasimius

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cala Sinzias, Spiaggia di Mari Pintau, Spiaggia Piscina Rei
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Punta Molentis
Spiaggia di Mari Pintau
Cala Sinzias

4
days
Dorgali, Sardinia

Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Parco Museo S'Abba Frisca and Museo Multimediale del Canto a Tenore. Get in touch with nature at Grotta del Bue Marino and Cala Goloritzè. Change things up with these side-trips from Dorgali: Baunei (Immersioni a Cala Mariolu, Cala Mariolu, & more) and Oasis Bidderosa (in Orosei).

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dorgali sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Villasimius to Dorgali takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Dorgali

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Baunei, Oasis Bidderosa, Museo Multimediale del Canto a Tenore
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Cala Goloritzè
Cala Luna
Grotta del Bue Marino

3
days
San Teodoro, Sardinia

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Berchida Beach and Spiaggia dell' Isuledda. Escape the urban bustle at Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo and Cala Brandinchi.

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Drive from Dorgali to San Teodoro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in San Teodoro, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cala Brandinchi
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Lu Impostu Beach
Spiaggia dell' Isuledda
Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo

4
days
Portoferraio, Elba Island

Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Visiting Spiaggia di Capo Bianco and Spiaggia Di Sottobomba will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spiaggia della Biodola and Spiaggia di Fetovaia. Take a break from Portoferraio with a short trip to Spiaggia di Cavoli in Seccheto, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Di Sansone, explore the historical opulence of Castello del Volterraio, look for gifts at Gelateria Zero Gradi, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Portoferraio itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from San Teodoro to Portoferraio takes 7 hours. When traveling from San Teodoro in July, plan for little chillier days in Portoferraio, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Assisi.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Spiaggia di Fetovaia, Spiaggia di Cavoli, Acquario dell'Elba, Castello del Volterraio
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Spiaggia Di Sansone
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Spiaggia della Biodola

3
days
Assisi

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Eremo delle Carceri and Rocca Paolina are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia and Grotte di Frasassi will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Assisi: Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore) and Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, admire the striking features of Santa Maria degli Angeli, and don't miss a visit to Porziuncola.

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You can do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Assisi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. When traveling from Portoferraio in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Assisi, with highs around 36°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Assisi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rocca Paolina, Cascata delle Marmore, Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia, Grotte di Frasassi, Duomo di Orvieto
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Cascata delle Marmore
Grotte di Frasassi
Basilica di Santa Chiara

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