22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

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22 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Venice
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Milan
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome
— 4 nights
train + subway:  3​h
5
Amalfi
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Pompeii
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua) and Verona (Arena di Verona & Piazza delle Erbe). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Venice attractions planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Venice is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time is 9 hours. While traveling from Vancouver, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
Milan

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 24th (Tue), explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, get lost in a book at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan online trip maker .

Traveling by train from Venice to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. September in Milan sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Piazza del Campo (in Siena). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Florence road trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Piazza del Campo
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary site .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Rome sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Amalfi.

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

4
nights
Amalfi

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Get out of town with these interesting Amalfi side-trips: I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos (in Praiano) and Positano (Il Sentiero Degli Dei & Fornillo). Next up on the itinerary: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo.

For ratings and more tourist information, use the Amalfi trip planning tool .

Getting from Rome to Amalfi by combination of train and subway takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Amalfi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pompeii.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Ravello, Positano, Fiordo di Furore, I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos, Parrocchia San Giovanni
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei

4
nights
Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Get out of town with these interesting Pompeii side-trips: Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista (in Praiano), Sorrento (Wine Tours & Tastings & Food Tours) and Le Vigne di Raito (in Vietri sul Mare). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, go for a walk through Positano, stop by I love Positano home design, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Pompeii tour itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Amalfi to Pompeii in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Pompeii when traveling from Amalfi in October, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pompeii

Tours Historic Sites Adventure

Side Trips

Positano, Sorrento, Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, Le Vigne di Raito
Highlights from your plan
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Food Tours

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