16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Rome
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Florence
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Toronto

6
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You've added Via Condotti, Nespresso Boutique Roma Piazza di Spagna, Spanish Steps, and other attractions to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Citta del Vaticano and Basilica di San Pietro. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at San Pietro in Vincoli and Church of St. Louis of the French. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and take a stroll through Campo de' Fiori.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rome online itinerary planner .

Toronto, 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 difference when traveling from Toronto to Rome is 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in September: highs in Rome hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

4
nights
Florence

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mercato Centrale as well as Piazza del Duomo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Galleria dell'Accademia and Uffizi Gallery. Visit Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John for their historical value. There's much more to do: get great views at Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Florence online tour planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

4
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.
You've added Canal Grande, San Giorgio Maggiore, Free Walk in Venice, and other attractions to your itinerary. Basilica di San Marco and Ponte dei Sospiri will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Scala Contarini del Bovolo and Santa Maria dei Miracoli. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, snap pictures at Ponte dell'Accademia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), and admire the landmark architecture of Porta della Carta.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Venice trip builder site .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Venice are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Shopping Tours
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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