18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Calgary
Fly:  15 h
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Positano
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Salerno
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Rome
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Calgary

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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and explore the historical opulence of Ca' d'Oro.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice visit planner.

Calgary, Canada to Venice is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 8 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Calgary in September, with highs in Venice at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, thenadmire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Superiore di San Francesco, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, thenexplore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, and finally learn about winemaking at Azienda Agraria Saio. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Mount Subasio, learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, thenlearn about winemaking at BIBENDA ASSISI WINE BAR-WINE VINO, CHOCOLATE, OLIVE OIL,TRUFFLE TASTING, thendon't miss a visit to Eremo delle Carceri, and finally contemplate the long history of San Damiano.

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You can drive from Florence to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Azienda Agraria Saio ©
Azienda Agraria Saio

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Positano: Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Villa Rufolo, &more), Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea & Museo della Carta) and Lido di Ravello (in Castiglione). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, get outside with I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloister del Paradiso, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia San Giovanni.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Positano trip planner.

Drive from Assisi to Positano in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, subway, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Positano, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Salerno.

Things to do in Positano

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Ravello, Parrocchia San Giovanni, I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos
Highlights from your plan
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Salerno: Monte Finestra (in Tramonti), Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Maiori) and Spiaggia di castiglione (in Castiglione). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, head outdoors with Cilento, enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Di Vietri, and explore the world behind art at Museo della Ceramica.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Salerno trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Positano to Salerno takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of taxi and train. September in Salerno sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Salerno

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Vietri sul Mare, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Monte Finestra, Boat Tours & Water Sports
Highlights from your plan
Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione

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, make a trip to Piazza Navona, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip builder website.

Traveling by train from Salerno to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Salerno in September, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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