23 days in Italy Itinerary

23 days in Italy Itinerary

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23 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  12​h
1
Venice
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Verona
— 2 nights
3
Florence
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Siena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Ravello
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Naples
— 3 nights
8
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Montreal

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.
Get some historical perspective at Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Basilica di San Marco and San Giorgio Maggiore are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Venice itinerary maker app .

Montreal, Canada to Venice is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train 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 Venice, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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nights
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.
On the 21st (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giorgetto o San Pietro Martire, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, and finally take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of Sant'Eufemia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Verona's Cathedral (Duomo), take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fermo Maggiore, Verona, then explore the ancient world of Operaforte, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Verona using our trip planner.

Take a bus from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Verona are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

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nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Palazzo Vecchio are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and The Baptistery of St. John. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Pisa to see Leaning Tower of Pisa about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Florence online journey planner .

Take a train from Verona to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 26th (Sun), make a trip to Piazza del Campo, contemplate the long history of Battistero di San Giovanni, then steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Palazzo Chigi Saracini, steep yourself in history at San Francesco, then explore the world behind art at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, then learn about winemaking at Guardastelle Vineyard, and finally learn about winemaking at Poggio al Bosco.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Siena day trip planning website .

Traveling by bus from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Guardastelle Vineyard, Poggio al Bosco
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

3
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Escape the urban bustle at Wild Foods Italy and Bosco di San Francesco. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi and Eremo delle Carceri. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of San Damiano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria delle Rose, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, and admire the striking features of Basilica di Santa Chiara.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Assisi route maker site .

Getting from Siena to Assisi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ravello.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Wild Foods Italy
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Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

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nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo. Step out of the city life by going to Fornillo and Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano. Step out of Ravello to go to Positano and see Walk of the Gods, which is approximately 38 minutes away.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ravello 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. Traveling from Assisi in July, expect nights in Ravello to be a bit warmer, around 29°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Positano, Amalfi, Conca dei Marini, Cattedrale di San Lorenzo
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Pompeii Archaeological Park and Paestum Ruins are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Parco Acheologico di Ercolano and Parco Archeologico Pausilypon will appeal to history buffs. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Speed Boats Tours (in Salerno), Positano (Kayaking & Canoeing & Grotta di Fornillo) and Vietri sul Mare (Le Vigne di Raito & Sol’Art Ceramiche). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Antonio a Posillipo.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Naples tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Ravello to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in August, plan for little chillier nights in Naples, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Vietri sul Mare, Positano, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Speed Boats Tours, Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Popular historic sites such as Pantheon and Roman Forum are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rome sightseeing planning tool .

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Rome sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

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