18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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18 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Train + Subway:  3​h
2
Ravello
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Verona
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Calgary

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some historical perspective at Palatine Hill and Vatican Museums. Museum-lovers will get to explore Galleria Borghese and Trevimage. There's much more to do: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and wander the streets of Via Condotti.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rome online attractions planner .

Calgary, Canada to Rome is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Calgary to Rome. Traveling from Calgary in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Rome: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela and Villa Rufolo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Fornillo and Otium Spa Costa d'Amalfi for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: revel in the low prices at Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, kick back and relax at Lido di Ravello, and steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ravello road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Ravello. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Otium Spa Costa d'Amalfi, Fornillo
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Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi, then take in the exciting artwork at B.A.T. Assisi, then step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, then learn about winemaking at Montioni Frantoio e Cantina, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di Rivotorto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Assisi sightseeing planning site .

You can drive from Ravello to Assisi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in May, Assisi is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, Montioni Frantoio e Cantina
Highlights from your plan
Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola

2
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 26th (Sun): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Collezione Roberto Casamonti, explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, get a taste of the local shopping with Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally stop by La Pelle.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Florence itinerary builder website .

Getting from Assisi to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. May in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

2
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): head outdoors with Cinque Terre Trails, hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and then get into the urban bustle at Vernazza. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre road trip planner.

Drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza

1
night
Verona

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta, and finally get outside with King Rock arrampicata.

Start your trip to Verona by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Verona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Verona sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Outdoors Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
King Rock arrampicata ©
King Rock arrampicata
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica di San Marco and Cannaregio. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, take in the exciting artwork at Casa dei Tre Oci, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, and shop like a local with Galleria S.Eufemia.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Venice driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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