11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

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11 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Rome
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Florence
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
3
Barberino Val d'Elsa
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Montreal, Quebec

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and Roman Forum. Palatine Hill and Vatican Museums will appeal to history buffs. Piazza Navona and St. Peter's Basilica are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Foro di Augusto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome travel app .

Montreal, Canada to Rome is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. While traveling from Montreal, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Florence travel route planning app .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barberino Val d'Elsa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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nights
Barberino Val d'Elsa

Barberino Val d'Elsa
Barberino Val d'Elsa is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Florence in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 30km south of Florence.The township of Barberino Val d'Elsa is located above the valley from which it takes its name. For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Barberino Val d'Elsa journey planner .

Drive from Florence to Barberino Val d'Elsa in an hour. In September in Barberino Val d'Elsa, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Tue) before leaving for Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Barberino Val d'Elsa

Wineries Outdoors Tours
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night
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): hike along Cinque Terre Trails.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Barberino Val d'Elsa to Cinque Terre takes 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Venice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors Historic Sites Trails
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Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails

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Venice

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 19th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square. On the next day, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip maker website .

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. September in Venice sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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