12 days in Western Europe Itinerary

12 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Rome, Train to Naples
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Naples
— 1 night
Drive
2
Positano
— 2 nights
Taxi to Sorrento, Ferry to Ischia
3
Ischia, Isola d'Ischia
— 1 night
Ferry to Naples, Fly to Catania
4
Catania
— 1 night
Drive
5
Syracuse
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Taormina
— 3 nights
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Drive to Catania-Fontanarossa Airport, Fly to Kansas City International Airport, Drive to Kansas City

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Naples

— 1 night
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Catacombe di San Gaudioso, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero delle Fontanelle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giovanni a Carbonara, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castel dell'Ovo. On your second day here, make a trip to Spaccanapoli, pause for some serene contemplation at Gesu Nuovo Church, engage your brain at Museo delle Arti Sanitarie, then get great views at Castel Sant'Elmo, then admire the masterpieces at Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister of Santa Chiara.

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Kansas City, USA to Naples is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 7 hours. While traveling from Kansas City, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Naples, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Positano

— 2 nights
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by Ceramiche Maria Grazia, kick back and relax at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, then cool off at Fornillo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santa Maria Assunta. On your second day here, trek along Ravello-Minori Walk, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, then kick back and relax at Lido di Ravello, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

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Traveling by car from Naples to Positano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Positano sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ischia.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Ischia, Isola d'Ischia

— 1 night
Ischia is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Castello Aragonese d'Ischia, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Epomeo, then relax and rejuvenate at Negombo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Soccorso, and finally steep yourself in history at Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana).

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ischia trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Positano to Ischia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Ischia can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Catania.

Things to do in Ischia

Historic Sites · Nature · Spas · Parks

Side Trips

Catania

— 1 night

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943, admire the striking features of Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa della Badia di Sant'Agata, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Normanno, and finally see EtnaExcursion.it.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Catania trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ischia to Catania in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, subway, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Catania

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Syracuse

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Mediterranean

Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Corrado Nicolaci, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santa Chiara, step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Nicolaci, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Calamosche, and finally identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Lucia alla Badia, identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile, explore the fascinating underground world of Cavagrande del Cassibile, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Venera, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia Fontane Bianche.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Syracuse online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Catania to Syracuse takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Taormina

— 3 nights
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 2nd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Messina, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Milazzo, then kick back and relax at Piscina di Venere, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario della Madonna dell'Aiuto. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Varo, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jaanta bi Village, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Castelmola, then take in the pleasant sights at Chiesa Madonna della Rocca, and finally delve into the distant past at Ancient Theatre of Taormina.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Taormina online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Taormina takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Taormina can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Taormina

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips