22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip itinerary planner

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Rome
— 1 night
Drive
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Positano
— 5 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 7 nights
Train
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Varenna
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rome
— 3 nights
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Rome

— 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): make a trip to Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rome online route planner.

Toronto, Canada to Rome is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Toronto in August, expect Rome to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Positano

— 5 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sorrento (Food Tours, Piazza Tasso, &more), Amalfi (Museo della Carta & Duomo di Sant'Andrea) and Ravello (Villa Rufolo, Villa Cimbrone Gardens, &more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Fornillo, get engrossed in the history at MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and make a trip to Vicoli, scale e archi.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Positano tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Rome to Positano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Positano are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Florence

— 7 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Parco Nazionale delle Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona e Campigna (in Pratovecchio) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip website.

You can drive from Positano to Florence in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Positano in August, Florence is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Varenna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Varenna

— 1 night
Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Castello di Vezio, explore the stunning scenery at Orrido di Bellano, trek along Sentiero del Viandante, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at S. Giovanni Battista, then admire the striking features of Villa Monastero, and finally admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Varenna itinerary planner.

Getting from Florence to Varenna by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Varenna can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Varenna

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Orto Botanico di Padova, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, get a new perspective on things with Like a Venetian, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Venice itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Varenna to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

See some other sides of Rome: browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, stop by Trastevere, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Square.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.

Amalfi Coast travel guide

4.1
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.

Tuscany travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.

Lake Como travel guide

4.2
Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."