17 days in Italy & Porto-Vecchio Itinerary

17 days in Italy & Porto-Vecchio Itinerary

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17 days in Italy & Porto-Vecchio Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
+2
Fly + Train + Subway:  17 h 45 min
1
Sorrento, Italy
— 2 nights
+4
Subway + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Palermo, Italy
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
3
Cagliari, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
San Teodoro, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  3 h
5
Porto-Vecchio, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: San Francisco, United States

2
nights
Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento ©
A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): kick back and relax at Marina of Lobra, stroll through Baia di Ieranto, kick back and relax at Cala di Mitigliano, then enjoy the sand and surf at Stabilimento Balneare Bagni Salvatore, and finally make a trip to Piazza Tasso. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent, kick back and relax at La Solara, kick back and relax at Fornillo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Absolute Positano.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sorrento road trip tool .

San Francisco, USA to Sorrento is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight, train, and subway. You can also do a combination of flight and subway. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Sorrento due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in June, with highs in Sorrento at 82°F and lows at 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Sorrento

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Positano, Massa Lubrense
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La Solara ©
La Solara
Marina of Lobra ©
Marina of Lobra
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

4
nights
Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Bring the kids along to Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo and Porto Palo di Menfi. We've included these beaches for you: Lido Marakaibbo and Caletta del Bue Marino. When in Palermo, make a side trip to see Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima in Siculiana Marina, approximately 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Mondello, appreciate the history behind Monumento strage di Capaci, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Palermo driving holiday tool .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Sorrento to Palermo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, train, and flight; or do a combination of subway, flight, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Cagliari.

Things to do in Palermo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

San Vito lo Capo, Lido Marakaibbo, Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima, Porto Palo di Menfi
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Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima ©
Spiaggia at Siculiana Marittima
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Spiaggia di Mondello ©
Spiaggia di Mondello

4
nights
Cagliari, Italy

Cagliari ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spiaggia di Solanas and Spiaggia di Tuerredda. Family-friendly places like Timi Ama Beach and Fontanamare will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cagliari: Monte Cogoni Beach (in Chia), Punta Delle Colonne (in Carloforte) and Porto Flavia (in Iglesias). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Porto Giunco, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Is Traias, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Cesello, and do a tasting at Cantina Santadi.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cagliari trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Palermo to Cagliari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Cagliari can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Cagliari

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Villasimius, Cantina Santadi, Punta Delle Colonne, Spiaggia di Solanas, Fontanamare
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Monte Cogoni Beach ©
Monte Cogoni Beach
Spiaggia di Solanas ©
Spiaggia di Solanas
Spiaggia di Tuerredda ©
Spiaggia di Tuerredda

2
nights
San Teodoro, Italy

San Teodoro ©
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lu Impostu Beach and Spiaggia della Tartaruga. Kids will enjoy Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo and Cala Sassari. Get out of town with these interesting San Teodoro side-trips: Spiaggia del Dottore (in Murta Maria) and Sos Aranzos Beach (in Golfo Aranci). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Cala Ginepro Beach, stroll through Spiaggia Cala D’Ambra, ride a horse along Maneggio La Cinta, and pause for some serene contemplation at Museum Civitatense Basilica di San Simplicio.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Teodoro trip planner .

Getting from Cagliari to San Teodoro by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Golfo Aranci, Museum Civitatense Basilica di San Simplicio, Spiaggia del Dottore, Cala Brandinchi
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Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach
Cala Brandinchi ©
Cala Brandinchi
Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo ©
Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo

3
nights
Porto-Vecchio, France

Porto-Vecchio ©
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Tarco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle de la Sainte Croix de Porto Vecchio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise de Saint Jean Baptiste, then kick back and relax at Plage de Saint-Cyprien, and finally kick back and relax at Plage De Pinarello. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): kick back and relax at Plage de Carataggio, kick back and relax at Plage de Palombaggia, then stroll through Plage de Santa Giulia, and finally kick back and relax at plage de Tamaricciu.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Porto-Vecchio visit planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from San Teodoro to Porto-Vecchio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Plage De Pinarello, Plage De Roccapina
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Plage de Palombaggia ©
Plage de Palombaggia
plage de Tamaricciu ©
plage de Tamaricciu
Plage de Santa Giulia ©
Plage de Santa Giulia

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