22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

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22 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Milan
— 1 day
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Verona
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Positano
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
6
Salerno
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
8
Venice
— 4 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Toronto

1
day
Milan

Milan ©
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.
On the 7th (Fri), buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan trip maker .

Toronto, Canada to Milan is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Toronto in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Milan: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Monumental Cemetery ©
Monumental Cemetery

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Procolo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, then examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, then don't miss a visit to Torre dei Lamberti, and finally wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Verona trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Milan to Verona in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, daytime highs in Verona are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (Piazza del Campo & Battistero di San Giovanni) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

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Traveling by train from Verona to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, do a tasting at Bibenda Assisi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally learn about winemaking at Azienda Agraria Saio. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Francesco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano, explore the world behind art at Museo-Laboratorio di Vetrate Artistiche Moretti Caselli, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, then examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read our Assisi trip planner .

You can drive from Florence to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Assisi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Museo-Laboratorio di Vetrate Artistiche Moretti Caselli
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Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

3
nights
Positano

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Venture out of the city with trips to Amalfi (Wine Tours & Tastings & Speed Boats Tours) and Ravello (Villa Rufolo & Villa Cimbrone Gardens). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fornillo, look for gifts at Nana' Positano, and get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Positano day trip tool .

You can drive from Assisi to Positano in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Positano when traveling from Assisi in August, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Salerno.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Transportation Tours

Side Trips

Ravello, Speed Boats Tours
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Speed Boats Tours
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei

3
nights
Salerno

Salerno ©
While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Explore Salerno's surroundings by going to Paestum Ruins (in Paestum), Spiaggia di castiglione (in Castiglione) and Ravello (Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma & Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Pompeii Archaeological Park, tour the water at your own pace with Boat Rentals, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Salerno trip maker .

Traveling by ferry from Positano to Salerno takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Salerno are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Salerno

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori, Paestum Ruins, Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Speed Boats Tours

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
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, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rome online trip planner .

Getting from Salerno to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Rome when traveling from Salerno in August, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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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 out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio & Scrovegni Chapel). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Venice travel route builder .

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in August, you will find days in Venice are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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