17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Palermo, Sicily
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Naples
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Ravello
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Rome
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
5
Orvieto
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
8
Verona
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Toronto

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Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 2nd (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Church and Monastery of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, examine the collection at Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Cataldo, steep yourself in history at Palazzo Conte Federico, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of San Giuseppe dei Teatini, and finally contemplate the long history of Oratorio di Santa Cita. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oratorio di San Lorenzo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, steep yourself in history at Norman Palace, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiostro dei Benedettini, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Monreale.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Palermo online tour itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Palermo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Monreale
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Palazzo Conte Federico ©
Palazzo Conte Federico
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Oratorio di Santa Cita ©
Oratorio di Santa Cita

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Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo, delve into the distant past at Forum, explore the ancient world of Terme del Foro, explore the ancient world of Casa del Fauno, thenexplore the ancient world of Teatro Grande, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Sant'Anna dei Lombardi (Monteoliveto), make a trip to Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro, get curious at Museo delle Arti Sanitarie, engage your brain at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, thenget engrossed in the history at Complesso Museale Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco, and finally make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Naples trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Palermo to Naples takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Naples are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ravello.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Pompeii
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Forum ©
Forum
Museo delle Arti Sanitarie ©
Museo delle Arti Sanitarie
The Neapolis Buried ©
The Neapolis Buried

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Ravello

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister del Paradiso, thentrek along Ravello - Atrani Walk, thentake in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, and finally admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Spiaggia della Gavitella, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Grande, enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, thenview the masterpieces at Miniaci Art Gallery, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Monte Faito e Panorama.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ravello trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Naples to Ravello takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and taxi; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ravello when traveling from Naples in May, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Positano, Amalfi, Monte Faito e Panorama, Spiaggia della Gavitella
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

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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 8th (Fri): admire the striking features of Villa Borghese, get a taste of the local shopping with ALEFBET, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, thensee the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, thenexplore the engaging exhibits at Welcome to Rome, and finally explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome road trip planning site.

You can drive from Ravello to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, subway, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Ravello in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Orvieto.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Villa Borghese ©
Villa Borghese
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Orvieto

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Orvieto, examine the collection at Etruscan Museum "Claudio Faina", admire the striking features of Duomo di Orvieto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella del Corporale, thenstop by Il Negozietto, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Orvieto.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Orvieto trip simple and quick.

Traveling by train from Rome to Orvieto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rome in May since evenings lows in Orvieto dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto
Centro Storico Orvieto
Centro Storico Orvieto
Sant'Andrea, Orvieto ©
Sant'Andrea, Orvieto

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Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, thenlook for gifts at Assisi Jewels, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza Superiore di San Francesco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, do a tasting at Azienda Agraria Saio, explore the ancient world of Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Porta Consolare, thenget to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Assisi trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Orvieto to Assisi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Spello
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Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri
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.
On the 13th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, examine the collection at Stibbert Museum, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, thenexamine the collection at Museo di Palazzo Davanzati, thenget engrossed in the history at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, thentake in the exciting artwork at M.G. Design, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Florence vacation maker website.

Getting from Assisi to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

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

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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 15th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at chiesa di San Lorenzo - Verona, experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, thendon't miss a visit to Porta dei Borsari, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Anastasia.

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Traveling by train from Florence to Verona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Basilica di Santa Anastasia ©
Basilica di Santa Anastasia
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, steep yourself in history at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, thendon't miss a visit to Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Pantalon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, thentake a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, and finally visit Cannaregio.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Venice tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

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