22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

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22 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Medicine Hat
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Carloforte, Sardinia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Cabras, Sardinia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Palermo, Sicily
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Rome
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
8
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Medicine Hat

1
night
Carloforte, Sardinia

Carloforte ©
Carloforte is a fishing and resort town of located on Isola di San Pietro, approximately 7km off the southwestern coast of Sardinia, in southern Sardinia, Italy.HistoryAccording to a legend, a local church was founded in the early 14th century in honour of hundreds of participants to the so-called Children's Crusade of 1212 who perished in a shipwreck just off the island on their way to North Africa during a gale. For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Carloforte holiday maker website .

Medicine Hat, Canada to Carloforte is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Medicine Hat to Carloforte, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Carloforte is somewhat warmer than Medicine Hat - with highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cabras.

Things to do in Carloforte

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cape Sandalo ©
Cape Sandalo

3
nights
Cabras, Sardinia

Cabras ©
Looking out onto a vast coastline from the southern shore of the lake, Cabras represents an ancient village best known for its rare historical finds that date as far back as the Neolithic times.
Take a break from the city and head to Beach & Sea and Spiaggia di Is Arutas. Head to Oleificio Corrias Giovanni Matteo and Apinath Miele di Sardegnafor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Spiaggia dell'Arco (in S'archittu), Santuario di Nostra Signora di Bonacattu (in Bonarcado) and I Gatti di Su Pallosu (in San Vero Milis).

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cabras trip planner.

You can drive from Carloforte to Cabras in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Cabras

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Beach & Sea, Apinath Miele di Sardegna, Capo San Marco, Oleificio Corrias Giovanni Matteo, Santuario di Nostra Signora di Bonacattu
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di Is Arutas ©
Spiaggia di Is Arutas
Spiaggia dell'Arco ©
Spiaggia dell'Arco
Capo San Marco ©
Capo San Marco

3
nights
San Teodoro, Sardinia

San Teodoro ©
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spiaggia della Tartaruga o de Ghjlgolu and Lu Impostu Beach. Get in touch with nature at Spiaggia Sas Enas Appara and La Cinta. Change things up with a short trip to Casa del Formaggio in Porto San Paolo (about 40 minutes away). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Cala Brandinchi and stroll through Cala Ginepro Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our San Teodoro trip builder .

Traveling by car from Cabras to San Teodoro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Palermo.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cala Brandinchi, Casa del Formaggio - Enoteca La Cantina, Spiaggia Sas Enas Appara
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia La Cinta ©
Spiaggia La Cinta
Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach
Cala Brandinchi ©
Cala Brandinchi

1
night
Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Monreale, then admire the natural beauty at Palazzo dei Normanni e Cappella Palatina, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Palermo trip planner.

Getting from San Teodoro to Palermo by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Duomo di Monreale
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio ©
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Palatine Hill and Vatican Museums. Discover out-of-the-way places like Church of St. Louis of the French and Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner .

You can fly from Palermo to Rome in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Rome are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli, look for gifts at Art Leather, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, explore the historical opulence of Rocca Paolina, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, and finally steep yourself in history at San Damiano.

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You can drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rome in May since evenings lows in Assisi dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, Rocca Paolina
Highlights from your plan
San Damiano ©
San Damiano
Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Galleria dell'Accademia. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

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Drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Highlights from your plan
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like San Giorgio Maggiore and Isola di Burano. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica di San Marco and St. Mark's Square. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio & Scrovegni Chapel). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, explore the activities along Canal Grande, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

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Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Padua
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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