12 days in Tivoli, Southern Italy & Palermo Itinerary

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Tivoli
— 3 nights
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Naples
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Sorrento
— 3 nights
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Palermo
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Tivoli — 3 nights

Tivoli is a town and comune in Lazio, central Italy, about 30km east-north-east of Rome, at the falls of the Aniene river where it issues from the Sabine hills. Explore Tivoli's surroundings by going to Parco dei Mostri (in Bomarzo), Monastero Di S.Benedetto (in Subiaco) and Grotte di Falvaterra (in Falvaterra). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Villa d'Este, explore the ancient world of Villa Adriana, pause for some serene contemplation at San Pietro alla Carita, and walk around Parco Villa Gregoriana.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tivoli trip planner.

Boston, USA to Tivoli is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Boston in July, expect nights in Tivoli to be about the same, around 67°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 91°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Naples.
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Naples — 2 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate the geological forces at Vesuvio National Park, then stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Gennaro, then get curious at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, and finally examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, then explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, then get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples sightseeing planner.

Getting from Tivoli to Naples by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sorrento.
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Sorrento — 3 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
On the 7th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, get to know the fascinating history of Corso Italia, admire the verdant scenery at Il Vallone dei Mulini, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sorrento travel route app.

You can drive from Naples to Sorrento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. In July in Sorrento, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can fly to Palermo.
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Palermo — 3 nights

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palermo: Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo) and Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, contemplate the long history of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, admire the striking features of Norman Palace, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Palermo road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Sorrento to Palermo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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