26 days in Italy Itinerary

26 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly + Train:  13 h 15 min
1
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Verona
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
3
Venice
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
San Marino
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Sorrento
— 8 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
6
Reggio Calabria
— 6 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Montreal, Quebec

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), Portovenere and Wine Tours & Tastings. On the 21st (Mon), take in the views from Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio). On the next day, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then take a stroll through Portovenere, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Florence online travel route planner.

Montreal, Canada to Florence is an approximately 13.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Florence. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in September: highs in Florence hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), Wine Tours & Tastings, Portovenere
Highlights from your plan
Portovenere ©
Portovenere
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio

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.
On the 23rd (Wed), steep yourself in history at Museo di Castelvecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, admire the landmark architecture of Arche Scaligere, examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, then take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, and finally make a trip to Porta dei Borsari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of I Portoni della Bra, make a trip to Giardino Giusti, step into the grandiose world of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, snap pictures at Ponte Pietra, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgetto o San Pietro Martire.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Verona online day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Verona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Basilica di Santa Anastasia ©
Basilica di Santa Anastasia
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

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.
Piazza San Marco and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuola Grande di San Rocco and Campo Santa Margherita. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Lignano Riviera (Riviera 6 - Bagno 6 & Riviera 5 - Bagno 5) and Bibione (Laguna di Bibione, Bibione Spiaggia, &more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, take a stroll through Cannaregio, stop by Campo del Ghetto, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Venice online route builder.

Traveling by bus from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. September in Venice sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to San Marino.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Bibione, Lignano Sabbiadoro
Highlights from your plan
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
San Marino

San Marino ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Verona's Cathedral (Duomo), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate the long history of L’importuno di Michelangelo.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Marino online itinerary planner.

Getting from Venice to San Marino by car takes about 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in San Marino are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sorrento.

Things to do in San Marino

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Florence, Verona's Cathedral (Duomo)
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Verona's Cathedral (Duomo) ©
Verona's Cathedral (Duomo)
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

8
nights
Sorrento

Sorrento ©
A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Spiaggia di castiglione, Spiaggia di Atrani and Spiaggia Lannio. Get some cultural insight at Paestum Ruins and St Francis Church and Convent. You'll get in some beach time at Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna and Marina di Puolo. Change things up with these side-trips from Sorrento: Pompeii (Casa del Fauno, Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, &more), Duomo di Salerno (in Salerno) and Positano (Fornillo & Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, learn about winemaking at Vinicola De Angelis, take advantage of the amenities at Stabilimento Balneare Bagni Salvatore, and admire the masterpieces at Museobottega della Tarsialignea.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sorrento journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Marino to Sorrento. Traveling from San Marino in September, Sorrento is a bit warmer at night with lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Sorrento

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pompeii, Positano, Spiaggia di Atrani, Sorrentino Vini, Duomo di Salerno
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins

6
nights
Reggio Calabria

Reggio Calabria ©
Reggio di Calabria, commonly known as Reggio Calabria or simply Reggio in Southern Italy, is the largest city and the most populated comune of Calabria, Southern Italy. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tropea Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria and Lungomare Falcomata. We've also included these beaches for you: Spiaggia Capo Calava and Praia di Fuoco. Change things up with these side-trips from Reggio Calabria: Belvedere Canape (in Gioiosa Marea), Messina (Tempio Votivo di Cristo Re, Santuario della Madonna di Montalto, &more) and Castello di Brolo (in Brolo). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Grotte Beach Mongiove, stroll through Spiaggia Gallico Marina, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Gesu e Maria, and learn more about the world around you at Museo del Bergamotto.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Reggio Calabria trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sorrento to Reggio Calabria takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or do a combination of subway, train, flight, and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Messina, Palmi, Gioiosa Marea, Spiaggia San Gregorio, Castello di Gerace
Highlights from your plan
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria ©
Tropea Beach ©
Tropea Beach
Lungomare Falcomata ©
Lungomare Falcomata

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