15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Milan
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome
— 3 nights
train + subway:  3​h
4
Amalfi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Pompeii
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Toronto

1
day
Milan

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Milan trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Milan is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Milan is 6 hours. Traveling from Toronto in August, expect nights in Milan to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Monumental Cemetery ©
Monumental Cemetery

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Florence road trip website .

You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rome holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Amalfi

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Explore Amalfi's surroundings by going to Positano (Il Sentiero Degli Dei & Fornillo). There's still lots to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, examine the collection at Museo della Carta, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Amalfi trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Amalfi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in August, you will find days in Amalfi are little chillier (34°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pompeii.

Things to do in Amalfi

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Positano
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei

2
nights
Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): kick back and relax at Spiaggia Lannio, then do a tasting at Le Vigne di Raito, and then don't miss a visit to Pompeii Archaeological Park. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pompeii holiday builder website .

Getting from Amalfi to Pompeii by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Amalfi in August, Pompeii is a bit cooler at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Pompeii

Outdoors Transportation Tours

Side Trips

Spiaggia Lannio, Le Vigne di Raito, Speed Boats Tours
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Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Speed Boats Tours

2
nights
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 30th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Campo del Ghetto.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Pompeii to Venice in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Venice when traveling from Pompeii in August, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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