18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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18 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  13 h
1
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Assisi
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Ravello
— 3 nights
Subway + Train:  3 h
4
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Venice
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h
6
Burano
— 2 nights
Travel:  3 h
7
Pellestrina
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Toronto

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary planning tool .

Toronto, Canada to Florence is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Toronto in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Florence: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

1
night
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Assisi online day trip planner .

Getting from Florence to Assisi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In September in Assisi, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ravello.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

3
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Explore Ravello's surroundings by going to Positano (Fornillo, Il Sentiero Degli Dei, & more) and Le Vigne di Raito (in Vietri sul Mare).

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ravello road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Assisi to Ravello takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Assisi in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ravello, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Positano, Amalfi, Le Vigne di Raito
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Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei

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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: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rome travel planner .

Getting from Ravello to Rome by combination of subway and train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Rome when traveling from Ravello in September, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
Go for a jaunt from Venice to Padua to see Scrovegni Chapel about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Venice sightseeing tool .

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Burano.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Burano

Burano ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Il Campanile Storto and then make a trip to Parrocchia San Martino Vescovo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Treviso, then make a trip to Piazza dei Signori, then get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata lungo la restera, and finally look for gifts at New Arte Fuga - Glass Factory.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Burano trip itinerary planning tool .

Ride a ferry from Venice to Burano in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Pellestrina.

Things to do in Burano

Shopping Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Treviso, Noventa di Piave Designer Outlet - McArthurGlen, Grotte del Caglieron
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New Arte Fuga - Glass Factory ©
New Arte Fuga - Glass Factory
Tre Ponti ©
Tre Ponti

2
nights
Pellestrina

Pellestrina ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): grab your bike and head to Pista Ciclabile, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Antonio, then head off the coast to Isola di Pellestrina, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Civico Della Laguna Sud.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pellestrina holiday builder site .

Explore your travel options from Burano to Pellestrina with the Route module. When traveling from Burano in September, plan for slightly colder days in Pellestrina, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pellestrina

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Isola di Pellestrina ©
Isola di Pellestrina
Murazzi ©
Murazzi
Chiesa di Sant'Antonio ©
Chiesa di Sant'Antonio

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