24 days in Italy Itinerary

24 days in Italy Itinerary

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24 days in Italy Itinerary

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

4
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Step off the beaten path and head to Villa Borghese and Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Parco Villa Gregoriana). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary builder app.

Montreal, Canada to Rome is an approximately 12- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Rome. Traveling from Montreal in June, things will get a bit warmer in Rome: highs are around 34°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tivoli
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

4
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Discover out-of-the-way places like Boat Tours & Water Sports and Food Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Amalfi (Cloister del Paradiso, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more), Massa Lubrense (La Masseria Farm Experience & Baia di Ieranto) and Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Villa Rufolo, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Catacombe di San Gaudioso, get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples, get curious at Museo delle Arti Sanitarie, and see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Naples tour planning app.

Take a train from Rome to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Lecce.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Massa Lubrense, Boat Tours & Water Sports
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Miglio Sacro ©
Miglio Sacro
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Catacombe di San Gaudioso ©
Catacombe di San Gaudioso

7
nights
Lecce

Lecce ©
Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Centro Storico, Lecce and Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria. Take a break from Lecce with a short trip to Sidereus in Salve, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Lecce, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di Santa Croce, make a trip to Piazza Sant'Oronzo, and take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum Lecce.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lecce travel planning site.

You can drive from Naples to Lecce in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daytime highs in Lecce are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, Sidereus
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Centro Storico, Lecce ©
Centro Storico, Lecce
Duomo di Lecce ©
Duomo di Lecce

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dell'Orologio. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, wander the streets of Cannaregio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Venice attractions planning app.

You can fly from Lecce to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Lecce, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 20°C. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Centro Storico and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Perugia (Museo-Laboratorio di Tessitura a Mano Giuditta Brozzetti, Rocca Paolina, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Florence online road trip planner.

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Perugia
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Walking tours
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

1
night
Rome

Rome ©
On the 6th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip tool.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura ©

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