18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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18 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Venice
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  5 h 45 min
3
Amalfi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Capri
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Subway + Train:  3 h 15 min
5
Rome
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Toronto

3
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.
Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Verona (Area Archeologica di Corte Sgarzerie, Arena di Verona, &more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and explore the world behind art at Museo Correr.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Venice travel route planner.

Toronto, Canada to Venice 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 difference when traveling from Toronto to Venice is 6 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Verona
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Ratto della Sabina, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Florence travel route app.

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Amalfi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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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

3
nights
Amalfi

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amalfi: Positano (Il Sentiero Degli Dei & Boat Tours & Water Sports) and Parrocchia Di San Gennaro (in Praiano). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Villa Rufolo, see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, stroll the grounds of Cimitero Monumentale, and get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico.

Plan trip to Amalfi with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Florence to Amalfi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Florence in May since evenings lows in Amalfi dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Capri.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Positano, Praiano
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Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

3
nights
Capri

Capri
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Capri is known for nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Belvedere Cannone, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Astarita, and explore the ancient world of Villa Jovis.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Capri day trip planner.

Getting from Amalfi to Capri by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Amalfi in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Capri. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Capri

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Anacapri
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I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
Belvedere Cannone ©
Belvedere Cannone
Parco Astarita ©
Parco Astarita

4
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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Rome route builder app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Capri to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, subway, and train. In May, daytime highs in Rome are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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