13 days in Italy Itinerary

13 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 1 night
Train
3
Rome
— 3 nights
Train
4
Naples
— 2 nights
Fly to Cagliari, Bus to Baunei
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Baunei, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Bus to Cagliari, Fly to Toronto

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Venice

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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 2nd (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, take a stroll through Cannaregio, then admire the masterpieces at Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Venice is an approximately 11.5-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 somewhat warmer days in Venice, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Florence

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): examine the collection at Museo di Palazzo Davanzati, explore the galleries of Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the galleries of Cappella Brancacci, then get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take an in-depth tour of Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and finally pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Florence road trip planning website.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some cultural insight at St. Peter's Basilica and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cupola di San Pietro and Vatican Necropolis. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campidoglio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Naples

— 2 nights
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 8th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Catacombe di San Gaudioso, explore the ancient world of Teatro Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Chiesa di San Gregorio Armeno, explore the galleries of The Neapolis Buried, then make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Domenico Maggiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Anfiteatro Romano, then delve into the distant past at Casa del Fauno, then delve into the distant past at Terme del Foro, and finally delve into the distant past at Forum.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Naples online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Baunei.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Baunei, Sardinia

— 2 nights
Baunei is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian island of Sardinia.GeographyThe municipality of Baunei is located about 100km northeast of Cagliari and about 11km north of Tortolì. Torre di Barì and Nuraghe di S'Ortali 'e Su Monti are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Cala Mariolu and San Giovanni. Take a break from Baunei with a short trip to Spiaggia di Cea in Bari Sardo, about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Cala dei Gabbiani, take a leisurely stroll along Marina Marina di Baunei and Santa Maria Navarrese, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Pietro al Golgo, and explore the striking landscape at Monolite di Pedra Longa.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Baunei road trip app.

Getting from Naples to Baunei by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Baunei are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baunei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.