41 days in Italy, Valletta & Rabat Itinerary

41 days in Italy, Valletta & Rabat Itinerary

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Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Leccio, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Vicenza, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Trento, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  45 min
5
Bolzano, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Ravenna, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
7
Trani, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Matera, Italy
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Alberobello, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
10
Bari, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
11
Lecce, Italy
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  6 h 45 min
12
Valletta, Malta
— 6 nights
Drive:  30 min
13
Rabat, Malta
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  21 h 15 min
End: New York City, United States

8
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and wander the streets of Trastevere.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome journey maker website.

New York City, USA to Rome is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Rome. Traveling from New York City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Rome, with lows of 60°F. You'll set off for Leccio on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Leccio, Italy

Leccio ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Castello di Sammezzano. On the 18th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Castello di Sammezzano. On your second day here, experience rural life at Azienda Agricola San Marco di Mori - Vendita diretta Carne Chianina, thenexplore the historical opulence of Castello dei Conti Guidi di Poppi, and then learn about winemaking at Castello del Trebbio.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Leccio travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rome to Leccio in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 62°F. You'll set off for Vicenza on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Leccio

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Poppi, Castello del Trebbio
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Castello del Trebbio ©
Castello del Trebbio
Castello di Sammezzano ©
Castello di Sammezzano

3
nights
Vicenza, Italy

Vicenza ©
Famous for its abundance of 16th-century architecture designed by Andrea Palladio, Vicenza was coined the City of Palladio.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palladio Museum, Villa La Rotonda by Andrea Palladio and Teatro Olimpico. There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza dei Signori and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Palladiana.

Find out how to plan Vicenza trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Leccio to Vicenza takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Leccio in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Vicenza, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. You'll set off for Trento on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in Vicenza

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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Basilica Palladiana ©
Basilica Palladiana
Teatro Olimpico ©
Teatro Olimpico
Piazza dei Signori ©
Piazza dei Signori

few
hours
Trento, Italy

Trento ©
Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
On the 23rd (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Duomo.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Trento online trip planner.

Drive from Vicenza to Trento in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Vicenza in September, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Trento: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Bolzano.

Things to do in Trento

Historic Sites Museums
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4
nights
Bolzano, Italy

Bolzano ©
South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
Venture out of the city with trips to I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff (in Merano), Gardena Pass (in Selva di Val Gardena) and Kinderland - Hotel Rainer (in Sesto). The adventure continues: walk around Puez-Geisler Nature Park, don't miss a visit to Piazza Walther, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tre Cime di Lavaredo, and get engrossed in the history at South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bolzano route builder site.

Traveling by car from Trento to Bolzano takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Bolzano, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ravenna.

Things to do in Bolzano

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Tre Cime di Lavaredo, I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff, Lago di Dobbiaco, Gardena Pass, Kinderland - Hotel Rainer
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Puez-Geisler Nature Park ©
Puez-Geisler Nature Park
Tre Cime di Lavaredo ©
Tre Cime di Lavaredo
I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff ©
I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff

2
nights
Ravenna, Italy

Ravenna ©
Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Step out of Ravenna to go to Cesenatico and see Porto Turistico Cesenatico, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Vitale, steep yourself in history at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, see the sky in a new way at Il Planetario, and make a trip to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ravenna tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Bolzano to Ravenna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 58°F. You will leave for Trani on the 29th (Tue).

Things to do in Ravenna

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe, Porto Turistico Cesenatico
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Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia ©
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo ©
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo

2
nights
Trani, Italy

Trani ©
Trani is a seaport of Apulia, in southern Italy, on the Adriatic Sea, 40km by railway West-Northwest of Bari. On the 30th (Wed), take in the waterfront at Porto di Trani, make a trip to Villa Comunale, thenstep into the grandiose world of Castello di Trani, thenstop by Delizie Pugliesi, and finally steep yourself in history at Sinagoga Scolanova.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Trani journey planner.

You can drive from Ravenna to Trani in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Trani

Historic Sites Shopping
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Castello di Trani ©
Castello di Trani
Porto di Trani ©
Porto di Trani
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale

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Matera, Italy

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the ancient world of Materasum Ipogeo, don't miss a visit to Palombaro Lungo, stop by Arterego di Margherita Albanese, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, thenexamine the collection at Sassi in Miniatura, and finally make a trip to Casa Noha.

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Drive from Trani to Matera in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October in Matera, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Alberobello.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Materasum Ipogeo ©
Materasum Ipogeo
Casa Noha ©
Casa Noha

3
nights
Alberobello, Italy

Alberobello ©
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, cozy up to a beverage at Enoteca Tholos, make a trip to Parrocchia Sant'Antonio di Padova, thendon't miss a visit to Centro Storico, and finally see the interesting displays at Trullo Sovrano. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at L'Acropoli di Puglia, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoosafari, thendon't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Castellana.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Alberobello trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Matera to Alberobello in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in October, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bari.

Things to do in Alberobello

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, L'Acropoli di Puglia, Zoosafari, Grotte di Castellana
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L'Acropoli di Puglia ©
L'Acropoli di Puglia
I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site ©
Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare ©
Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare

1
night
Bari, Italy

Bari
Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Lungomare Imperatore Augusto, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Bari, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giacomo.

Plan a Bari trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Alberobello to Bari in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Bari sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lecce.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
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2
nights
Lecce, Italy

Lecce ©
Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maldive del Salento Pescoluse (in Pescoluse) and Otranto (Centro Storico Otranto & Cattedrale Di Otranto). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Palazzo del Principe, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, and steep yourself in history at Basilica di Santa Croce.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lecce day trip planner.

You can drive from Bari to Lecce in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Otranto, Palazzo del Principe, Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, Maldive del Salento Pescoluse
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Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria ©
Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria
Centro Storico, Lecce ©
Centro Storico, Lecce
Centro Storico Otranto ©
Centro Storico Otranto

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nights
Valletta, Malta

Valletta ©
Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Valletta is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Co-Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Lower Barrakka Gardens, examine the collection at National Museum of Archaeology, and delve into the distant past at Hal Saflieni Hypogeum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Valletta travel route planning app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Lecce to Valletta in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Lecce in October, Valletta is a bit warmer at night with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rabat.

Things to do in Valletta

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Saint Julian's, Birgu (Vittoriosa), Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, Tarxien Temples, Marsaxlokk Bay
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Fort St Elmo - National War Museum ©
Fort St Elmo - National War Museum
St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Upper Barrakka Gardens ©
Upper Barrakka Gardens

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Rabat, Malta

Not to be confused with Victoria, formerly known as Rabat, the official Rabat is a town just outside of Mdina on the island of Malta.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rabat: Ta' Pinu National Shrine (in Gharb), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Marsalforn) and Ggantija Megalithic Temples (in Ggantija). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Casa Bernard, delve into the distant past at Mnajdra, take in nature's colorful creations at Palazzo Parisio & Gardens, and contemplate the long history of St Paul's Catacombs.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Rabat trip planner.

Rabat is very close to Valletta. October in Rabat sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mellieha, Mdina, Ta' Hagrat Temples, Mnajdra, Ta' Pinu National Shrine
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Casa Bernard ©
Casa Bernard
Ta' Pinu National Shrine ©
Ta' Pinu National Shrine

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