12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Alghero, Sardinia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Rome
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Assisi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Toronto

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night
Alghero, Sardinia

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Affacci a mare: Bastioni e Lungomare, go for a walk through Centro storico, get outside with Riservato Beach Bar, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Mugoni, thenstroll through spiaggia di Porto Ferro, and finally stroll through Porto Ferro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Civica, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido San Giovanni, enjoy the sand and surf at La Baia Dei Venti, thenkick back and relax at Spiaggia di Maria Pia, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Summer Dream, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Francesco.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Alghero itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Alghero is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Toronto in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Alghero, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

spiaggia di Porto Ferro
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Spiaggia di Maria Pia ©
Spiaggia di Maria Pia
Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri ©
Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri
Summer Dream ©
Summer Dream

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San Teodoro, Sardinia

San Teodoro ©
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
Keep things going the next day: stroll through Spiaggia Isuledda, kick back and relax at Cala Brandinchi, look for all kinds of wild species at L'Area Naturale Marina Protetta Tavolara - Punta Coda Cavallo, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Le Farfalle - Cala Suaraccia Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Salina Bamba.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Teodoro trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Alghero to San Teodoro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in San Teodoro are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

L'Area Naturale Marina Protetta Tavolara - Punta Coda Cavallo, Spiaggia Isuledda, Cala Brandinchi
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Spiaggia Isuledda ©
Spiaggia Isuledda
Spiaggia La Cinta ©
Spiaggia La Cinta
Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, thenmake a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, thenexplore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, explore the ancient world of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Square, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally make a trip to Spanish Steps.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rome tour planner.

Getting from San Teodoro to Rome by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Rufino, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, admire the striking features of Basilica di Santa Chiara, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza Superiore di San Francesco, and finally examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Assisi trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Assisi when traveling from Rome in August, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums
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Cattedrale di San Rufino ©
Cattedrale di San Rufino
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, examine the collection at Mus.e Firenze, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, thendon't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, thenadmire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, thenexplore the world behind art at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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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.
On the 11th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, wander the streets of Cannaregio, explore the activities along Canal Grande, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, thensnap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally admire the masterpieces at Ca' d'Oro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, thenadmire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, thenadmire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Venice are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©

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