23 days in Italy Itinerary

23 days in Italy Itinerary

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23 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Rome
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Naples
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Ravello
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Assisi
— 3 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
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  12 h 30 min
End: Ottawa

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pantheon and Vatican Museums. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and make a trip to Roman Forum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rome attractions tool.

Ottawa, Canada to Rome is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Ottawa in May, expect Rome to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

3
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pompeii Archaeological Park and Galleria Borbonica. Appreciate the collections at Museo Cappella Sansevero and Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte. Venture out of the city with trips to Lupanar (in Pompeii), Sol’Art Ceramiche (in Vietri sul Mare) and Paestum Ruins (in Paestum). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta, get curious at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, and delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Naples trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ravello.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Pompeii, Sol’Art Ceramiche, Paestum Ruins, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

3
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo. Popular historic sites such as Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Chiesa dell'Annunziata are in your itinerary.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Ravello vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Naples to Ravello in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Naples in May, Ravello is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Amalfi, Scala, Chiesa di San Francesco
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Chiesa dell'Annunziata ©
Chiesa dell'Annunziata

3
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi and Rocca Maggiore. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo della Porziuncola and Museo del Pianoforte Storico e del Suono. The adventure continues: make a trip to Eremo delle Carceri, learn about winemaking at Bibenda Assisi, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Superiore di San Francesco, and steep yourself in history at San Damiano.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Assisi travel planner.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Museo del Pianoforte Storico e del Suono
Highlights from your plan
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.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Academy Of Florence Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Pitti Palace and Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (Battistero di San Giovanni & Duomo di Siena). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Florence day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa delle Sante Teuteria e Tosca, experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella dei Notai, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, then see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgetto o San Pietro Martire, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fermo Maggiore, Verona, and finally delve into the distant past at Operaforte.

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Getting from Florence to Verona by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona

4
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.
Let the collections at Doge's Palace and Gallerie dell'Accademia capture your imagination. Piazza San Marco and Scrovegni Chapel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Venice to Padua to see Basilica di Sant’Antonio about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Venice online trip maker.

You can take a bus from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In May, daytime highs in Venice are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

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