16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Rome, Train to Florence
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Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Montalcino
— 3 nights
Train to Pisa, Fly to Alghero
3
Alghero, Sardinia
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Taormina, Sicily
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Agrigento, Sicily
— 3 nights
Drive to Falcone–Borsellino Airport, Fly to Indira Gandhi International Airport

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Florence

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Popular historic sites such as Basilica San Miniato al Monte and Campanile di Giotto are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza della Signoria and Piazza del Duomo. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Pisa (Piazza dei Miracoli & Leaning Tower of Pisa) and Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca). Next up on the itinerary: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Florence vacation website.

New Delhi, India to Florence is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in December, things will get slightly colder in Florence: highs are around 15°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Montalcino.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Montalcino

— 3 nights

City of Honey

In the heart of wine country, the hill town of Montalcino offers a glimpse of untouched medieval-era Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, then do a tasting at Fattoi Ofelio E Figli Soc. Sempl.Azienda Agricola, and finally learn about winemaking at Podere Il Cocco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): learn about winemaking at Poggio Rubino, do a tasting at Mate Winery, and then do a tasting at Caprili.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Montalcino trip planning website.

Getting from Florence to Montalcino by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You'll set off for Alghero on the 22nd (Thu).

Things to do in Montalcino

Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Alghero, Sardinia

— 3 nights

Little Barcelona

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Explore hidden gems such as Bowling Alghero and Bagella Abbigliamento Sardo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Centropanificazione Monteleone Rocca Doria and Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alghero: La Pelosa Beach (in Stintino) and Sassari (spiaggia di Porto Ferro & Be Well).

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Alghero travel planner.

Getting from Montalcino to Alghero by combination of train and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In December in Alghero, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Taormina.

Things to do in Alghero

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

Taormina, Sicily

— 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Villa Comunale and Passopisciaro. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castello Rufo Ruffo and Ancient Theatre of Taormina. Venture out of the city with trips to Piccolo Museo Della Moto (in Castroreale) and Caffe del Corso Piedimonte (in Piedimonte Etneo). There's more to do: look for gifts at Stroscio Gioielli and get a taste of local nightlife at Bar San Giorgio.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Taormina visit planner.

Getting from Alghero to Taormina by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Alghero in December since evenings lows in Taormina dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Agrigento.

Things to do in Taormina

Nightlife · Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Agrigento, Sicily

— 3 nights

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.
Santa Maria La Nova - Cattedrale di Caltanissetta and Valle dei Templi will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Fabbriche Chiaramontane and Museo Degli Archi Di Pasqua. Venture out of the city with trips to Lido Sabbia D'Oro (in Siculiana Marina), Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca (in Sciacca) and Regaleali (in Vallelunga Pratameno). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of #MeTe - Museo della Memoria e del Territorio.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Agrigento trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Taormina to Agrigento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Agrigento can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Agrigento

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.