15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  12​h
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Verona
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Assisi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Ravello
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Naples
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
7
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Montreal, Quebec

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.
Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Go for a jaunt from Venice to Padua to see Scrovegni Chapel about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, make a trip to St Mark's Campanile, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Venice day trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Venice is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Venice due to the time zone difference. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
night
Verona

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take a stroll through Quinzano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella dei Notai, and finally catch a live event at Arena di Verona.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Verona online route maker .

Traveling by bus from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 21st (Thu), see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Castello del Trebbio, admire the masterpieces at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Florence vacation maker site .

You can take a train from Verona to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce

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night
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, learn about winemaking at Bibenda Assisi, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Superiore di San Francesco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Assisi visit planner .

Drive from Florence to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Assisi

Wineries Historic Sites Museums
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

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Ravello

Ravello ©
On the 24th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Ravello, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia di castiglione. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Villa Rufolo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Capo di Conca, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, and finally kick back and relax at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ravello online road trip planner .

You can drive from Assisi to Ravello in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ravello when traveling from Assisi in May, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Ravello

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Positano, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Lido Capo di Conca
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Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

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Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori, kick back and relax at Marina Di Vietri, and then contemplate the long history of Pompeii Archaeological Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Sol’Art Ceramiche, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, then contemplate the long history of Museo Cappella Sansevero, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples online road trip planner .

Getting from Ravello to Naples by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Naples, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Vietri sul Mare, Marina Di Vietri, Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park

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Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum and Pantheon will appeal to history buffs. Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and take a stroll through Trastevere.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rome online day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Rome are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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