17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip planner
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Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Bologna
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Rome
— 4 nights
Train
4
Sorrento
— 4 nights
Fly
5
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Milan
— 2 nights
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Venice — 2 nights

City of Romance

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 1st (Sat): explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and finally take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

For reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Venice online travel route planner.

Toronto, Canada to Venice is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Venice due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in June: highs in Venice hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bologna.
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Bologna — 2 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Comunale, then steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Domenico, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to I Love Maranello, then catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, then examine the collection at Museo Ferrari, and finally don't miss a visit to Pieve Di San Giacomo a Colombaro.

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You can drive from Venice to Bologna in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In July, daytime highs in Bologna are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Rome.
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Rome — 4 nights

Eternal City

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Bologna to Rome by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. July in Rome sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Sorrento.
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Sorrento — 4 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Get out of town with these interesting Sorrento side-trips: Positano (Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, Spiaggia Grande, &more), Ravello (Villa Rufolo & Duomo di Ravello) and Pompeii (Lupanar & Pompeii Archaeological Park). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Amalfi Coast, see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, admire the sheer force of Valle delle Ferriere, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Croce.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sorrento trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Rome to Sorrento by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Sorrento can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre — 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre, then take some stellar pictures from View Point Corniglia, and then take a stroll around Vernazza. Keep things going the next day: trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, hike along Sentiero Vernazza a Corniglia, then trek along Cinque Terre Trails, then see some colorful creatures with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Di San Pietro.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cinque Terre day trip planner.

You can fly from Sorrento to Cinque Terre in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sorrento in July, Cinque Terre is slightly colder at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Milan.
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Milan — 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, find something for the whole family at Leolandia, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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