18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Genoa
Train to Milan Malpensa, Fly to Olbia
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Olbia
— 1 night
Drive
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Sassari
— 12 nights
Drive
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Cagliari
— 2 nights
Fly

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Genoa

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at San Pietro in Banchi and then explore the world behind art at Villa del Principe.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Genoa trip planning site.

Sydney, Australia to Genoa is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Genoa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in July, you will find days in Genoa are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are warmer (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Olbia.

Things to do in Genoa

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

Olbia

— 1 night
Olbia is a city and comune of 59,885 inhabitants (November 2016) in northeastern Sardinia (Italy), in the Gallura sub-region. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the ancient world of Pozzo Sacro Sa Testa and then look for all kinds of wild species at L'Area Naturale Marina Protetta Tavolara - Punta Coda Cavallo.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Olbia sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Genoa to Olbia in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Genoa in July: highs in Olbia hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Sassari.

Things to do in Olbia

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:
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Sassari

— 12 nights
Sassari is an Italian city and the second-largest of Sardinia in terms of population with 127,525 inhabitants, and a Functional Urban Area of about 222,000 inhabitants. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pozzo e Villaggio Nuragico S. Cristina and Cattedrale di Sant'Antonio Abate e Museum Ampuriense. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to I Gatti di Su Pallosu and Basilica San Gavino. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sassari: Tinnura (in Nuoro), Basilica di Sant'Antioco di Bisarcio (in Ozieri) and Stintino (AsinarAvventura & IL KIOSCO BEACH STINTINO). Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at Wild Asinara Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at spiaggia di Porto Ferro, indulge your taste buds at Sapori di Romangia f.lli Seghene, delve into the distant past at Nuraghe Losa, and steep yourself in history at Altare Monte d'Accoddi.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sassari holiday planner.

You can drive from Olbia to Sassari in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Wed) before leaving for Cagliari.

Things to do in Sassari

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — Aug 3:

Cagliari

— 2 nights

City of Sun

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.
On the 4th (Thu), take a pleasant ride with Maneggio Tanka and then get outside with Pescaturismo Villasimius Carlo Portoghese. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Matteo Casula Guida Ambientale Escursionistica, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Pontificia Minore di Sant'Elena Imperatrice, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Sepolcro.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cagliari attractions app.

You can drive from Sassari to Cagliari in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cagliari are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cagliari

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

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.