23 days in Italy Itinerary

23 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Venice
— 4 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 3 nights
Train
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Rome
— 4 nights
Drive
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Praia A Mare
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tropea
— 4 nights
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Drive to Villa San Giovanni, Ferry to Messina Marittima, Drive to Palermo
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Palermo, Sicily
— 3 nights
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Venice

— 4 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 some historical perspective at Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Piazza delle Erbe, &more) and Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, and explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Venice trip site.

Montreal, Canada to Venice is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Venice. While traveling from Montreal, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Florence

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Duomo di Siena will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico (in Siena) and Poggio al Bosco (in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Rome

— 4 nights

Eternal City

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 Colosseum and Pantheon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, make a trip to Roman Forum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rome travel app.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. September in Rome sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Praia A Mare.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Praia A Mare

— 4 nights
Praia a Mare is a town and comune of the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of Italy. Get outdoors at Setteventi del Pollino and Spiaggia D'i Vranne. You'll get in some beach time at Il Mirto Solarium Bar and Lido Calypso. Change things up with these side-trips from Praia A Mare: Cooperativa Rosa dei Venti (in Marina di Camerota), Civita (Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta & Museo Etonico Arbresh) and Spiaggia Dei Gabbiani (in Scario). It doesn't end there: get outside with Lido Roxy and Head underground at Grotta Azzurra.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Praia A Mare trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Rome to Praia A Mare in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tropea.

Things to do in Praia A Mare

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tropea

— 4 nights
Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy).The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. You'll get in some beach time at Villaggio Costa del Turchese and Habana Beach Club. Get in touch with nature at Brondi's Beach and Copanello Lido Libero. Get out of town with these interesting Tropea side-trips: Spiaggia Di Caminia (in Staletti), Vasche di Cassiodoro (in Copanello) and Palmi (Villa Comunale Giuseppe Mazzini & Cala di Rovaglioso). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Praia di Fuoco and stroll through Tropea Beach.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tropea trip planner.

Drive from Praia A Mare to Tropea in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Tropea are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Tropea

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Palermo, Sicily

— 3 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Popular historic sites such as Cattedrale di Palermo and Catacombe dei Cappuccini are in your itinerary. You'll get in some beach time at Lido by Sara & Elisabetta and Cala Bianca Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palermo: Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale) and Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo). There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Norman Palace and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina.

To find photos and tourist information, refer to the Palermo driving holiday planner.

Getting from Tropea to Palermo by combination of car and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.

Calabria travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Landmarks · Castles
Forming the toe of Italy's "boot," Calabria is considered the Caribbean of Europe and may very well be the country's best-kept secret. Visitors can find everything from beaches to Byzantine churches here. Hillside towns, ancient Greek temples, and medieval castles and palaces are just some of the attractions scattered around one of the country's least-developed regions. Calabria remains largely unblemished by mass tourism, with many charming places to visit like olive plantations, orange groves, waterfalls, and lakes. Because it's bordered by the Mediterranean Sea on three sides, the water plays a huge role in the region's culture and cuisine. Calabria is also an up-and-coming producer of fine wines.

Sicily travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Ruins · Churches
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.