17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy vacation planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

17 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  12​h
1
Rome
— 3 nights
Train:  5​h
2
Polignano a Mare
— 4 nights
Train:  7​h
3
Positano
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Ischia, Isola d'Ischia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Melito di Napoli
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Rome
— 1 day
Fly:  12​h
End: Montreal, Quebec

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi and Villa Farnesina. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Colle Aventino, explore the ancient world of Forum of Augustus, appreciate the history behind Trajan's Column, and get engrossed in the history at Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rome road trip planning website .

Montreal, Canada to Rome is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Montreal in June; daily highs in Rome reach 34°C and lows reach 21°C. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Polignano a Mare.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi ©
Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi
Colle Aventino ©
Colle Aventino

4
nights
Polignano a Mare

Polignano a Mare ©
Polignano a Mare is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, located on the Adriatic Sea. Explore hidden gems such as Costa Dei Trulli and Speed Boats Tours. Step out of Polignano a Mare to go to Putignano and see Grotta del Trullo, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Lungomare Di San Vito, admire the landmark architecture of Arco Marchesale o Porta Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia di San Vito, and snap pictures at Ponte Borbonico di Lama Monachile.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Polignano a Mare trip maker website .

You can fly from Rome to Polignano a Mare in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Positano.

Things to do in Polignano a Mare

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Monopoli, Grotta del Trullo
Highlights from your plan
Costa Dei Trulli ©
Costa Dei Trulli
Grotta del Trullo ©
Grotta del Trullo
Piazza Dell'orologio ©
Piazza Dell'orologio

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister del Paradiso, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Artigianato Rallo, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then kick back and relax at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Positano.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Positano road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Polignano a Mare to Positano takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and subway. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Polignano a Mare in June since evenings lows in Positano dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ischia.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Cloister del Paradiso
Highlights from your plan
Church of Santa Maria Assunta ©
Church of Santa Maria Assunta
Positano ©
Positano
Cloister del Paradiso ©
Cloister del Paradiso

3
nights
Ischia, Isola d'Ischia

Ischia ©
Ischia is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Step off the beaten path and head to Spiaggia degli Inglesi and Museo del Mare. Step out of Ischia to go to Procida and see Abbazia San Michele Arcangelo, which is approximately 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at La Spiaggia e la Baia di Cartaromana, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Santa Maria delle Grazie in San Pietro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Gaetano, and look for gifts at Gelateria Ice da Luciano.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ischia road trip app .

You can drive from Positano to Ischia in 3 hours. In June in Ischia, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Melito di Napoli.

Things to do in Ischia

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Forio, Abbazia San Michele Arcangelo
Highlights from your plan
La Spiaggia e la Baia di Cartaromana ©
Museo del Mare ©
Museo del Mare

2
nights
Melito di Napoli

Melito di Napoli ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastero della SS. Annunziata, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di San Paolo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Di Santa Maria Di Casaluce, and finally stroll the grounds of Specus Martyrum. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giuseppe e di Sant'Eufemia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia San Giorgio Martire, then make a trip to Basilica Pontificia Minore S.Antonio di Padova, and finally make a trip to Parrocchia San Mauro.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Melito di Napoli attractions tool .

Drive from Ischia to Melito di Napoli in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Melito di Napoli

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aversa, Afragola, Specus Martyrum, Parrocchia San Mauro, Chiesa di San Giuseppe e di Sant'Eufemia
Highlights from your plan
Monastero della SS. Annunziata ©
Monastero della SS. Annunziata
Parrocchia San Giorgio Martire ©
Parrocchia San Giorgio Martire
Parrocchia San Mauro ©
Parrocchia San Mauro

1
day
Rome

Rome ©
On the 25th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Welcome to Rome, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Campidoglio, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Colle Aventino.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rome trip builder website .

You can drive from Melito di Napoli to Rome in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Welcome to Rome ©
Welcome to Rome
Piazza del Campidoglio ©
Piazza del Campidoglio
Colle Aventino ©
Colle Aventino

Similar Plans

20 days in Italy BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Italy BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Italy BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Italy & Spain BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Italy BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Italy BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, teens, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, teens, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Italy BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Italy BY A USER FROM INDIA October, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Italy BY A USER FROM INDIA October, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Asia & Europe BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans