13 days in Italy Itinerary

13 days in Italy Itinerary

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13 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  12​h 45​min
Rome
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  4​h 15​min
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  3​h
Florence
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 45​min
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Alghero, Sardinia
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h
End: Toronto

1
night
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia di San Paolo fuori le Mura, then delve into the distant past at Ostia Antica, and then admire the natural beauty at Villa d'Este. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pietro in Vincoli, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico.

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Toronto, Canada to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Toronto to Rome, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in August: high temperatures in Rome hover around 38°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Villa d'Este, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
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Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica ©
Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
Church of St. Louis of the French ©
Church of St. Louis of the French

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, then contemplate the long history of Eremo delle Carceri, then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Maria degli Angeli, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Assisi trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Assisi, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Portoferraio.

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#Historic Sites
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Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

2
nights
Portoferraio, Elba Island

Portoferraio ©
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): stroll through Spiaggia Di Sansone. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cavoli and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Fetovaia.

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Do a combination of car and ferry from Assisi to Portoferraio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. When traveling from Assisi in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Portoferraio: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Portoferraio

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Spiaggia di Cavoli, Spiaggia di Fetovaia, Spiaggia Canata
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Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Spiaggia di Fetovaia ©
Spiaggia di Fetovaia

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of San Gimignano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of San Gimignano 1300, and finally admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip maker app .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Florence

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

San Gimignano
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Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll through Cala Brandinchi and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lu Impostu Beach. On the next day, kick back and relax at Spiaggia dell' Isuledda and then kick back and relax at La Cinta.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Teodoro trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Florence to San Teodoro in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In August, daytime highs in San Teodoro are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Alghero.

Things to do in San Teodoro

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Cala Brandinchi
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Cala Brandinchi ©
Cala Brandinchi
La Cinta ©
La Cinta
Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach

1
night
Alghero, Sardinia

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Capo Caccia and then Head underground at Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Alghero vacation planner.

Drive from San Teodoro to Alghero in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August in Alghero, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alghero

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Capo Caccia ©
Capo Caccia

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