18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Quebec City, Quebec
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Pompeii
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Ravello
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Verona
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
7
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Quebec City, Quebec

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Villa d'Este and Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip planning site.

Quebec City, Canada to Rome is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Quebec City to Rome. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Quebec City in May; daily highs in Rome reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can take a train to Pompeii.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa d'Este
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

2
nights
Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire the striking features of Villa di Giulia Felice, delve into the distant past at Anfiteatro Romano, then steep yourself in history at Villa dei Misteri, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Badia della Santissima Trinita'. On the next day, steep yourself in history at House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), make a trip to Forum Baths, delve into the distant past at Teatro Grande, then delve into the distant past at Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, then steep yourself in history at Lupanar, and finally explore the ancient world of Forum.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Pompeii trip maker.

You can take a train from Rome to Pompeii in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Pompeii are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Badia della Santissima Trinita'
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Forum ©
Forum
Villa dei Misteri ©
Villa dei Misteri
Badia della Santissima Trinita' ©
Badia della Santissima Trinita'

2
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister del Paradiso, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Fornillo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di castiglione, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and then kick back and relax at Lido di Ravello.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ravello trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pompeii to Ravello takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Pompeii in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Ravello. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Fornillo
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Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 9th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santo Stefano, then step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, and finally steep yourself in history at Eremo delle Carceri. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at BIBENDA ASSISI WINE BAR-WINE VINO, CHOCOLATE, OLIVE OIL,TRUFFLE TASTING, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tempio di Sant'Angelo - Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, then take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and finally explore the world behind art at Studio Moretti Caselli.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Assisi visit planner.

You can drive from Ravello to Assisi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, subway, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Assisi, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Perugia
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

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): take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. On the next day, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Florence online visit planner.

Drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, take in the views from Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), take in the spiritual surroundings of Verona's Cathedral (Duomo), then take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, then examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, and finally experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Rotonda di San Lorenzo, step into the grandiose world of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fermo Maggiore, Verona, and finally contemplate the long history of I Portoni della Bra.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Verona trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Verona in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Verona are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Rotonda di San Lorenzo
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Piazzale Castel San Pietro ©
Piazzale Castel San Pietro
Rotonda di San Lorenzo ©
Rotonda di San Lorenzo

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Centro Storico di Venezia and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Get some cultural insight at Piazza San Marco and San Giorgio Maggiore. Step out of Venice to go to Ferrara and see Castello Estense, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Cannaregio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, contemplate the long history of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

Getting from Verona to Venice by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Castello Estense
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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