33 days in Italy Itinerary

33 days in Italy Itinerary

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33 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Venice
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Milan
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Florence
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Assisi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Rome
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Catania, Sicily
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Agrigento, Sicily
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  8 h 30 min
8
Amalfi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Pompeii
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Vancouver


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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.
Get in touch with nature at Canal Grande and Laguna Veneta. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Doge's Palace. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Orto Botanico di Padova, Basilica di Sant’Antonio, & more). There's much more to do: make a trip to St. Mark's Square, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Venezia, and take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Venice online day trip planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Venice is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Venice is 9 hours. When traveling from Vancouver in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

4
nights
Milan

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Relax by the water at Duomo di Milano and Le Ville di Ravello. Get some historical perspective at Castello Sforzesco and Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: La Citta Alta (in Bergamo), Greenway del Lago di Como (in Colonno) and Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, admire all the interesting features of Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Milan trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Le Ville di Ravello, Greenway del Lago di Como, Villa del Balbianello, La Citta Alta
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Greenway del Lago di Como ©
Greenway del Lago di Como
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

4
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 Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Uffizi Galleries. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Siena Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa), Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano) and San Michele in Foro (in Lucca). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John, and admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence attractions planning site .

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Guardastelle Vineyard, Duomo di Siena, San Michele in Foro
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Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

4
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi and Eremo delle Carceri. Relax by the water at Rocca Maggiore and San Damiano. Venture out of the city with trips to Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria (in Perugia), Wild Foods Italy (in Montefalco) and Museo Cinema a Pennello (in Montecosaro). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Francesco, make a trip to Pozzo di San Patrizio, and steep yourself in history at Duomo di Orvieto.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Assisi visit planner.

You can drive from Florence to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Assisi sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Perugia, Orvieto, Museo Cinema a Pennello, Wild Foods Italy, San Francesco, Arezzo
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 4:
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

4
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
We've included these beaches for you: Palatine Hill and St. Peter's Basilica. Get a sense of the local culture at Piazza Navona and Pantheon. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Villa d'Este in Tivoli--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, make a trip to Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, and take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rome holiday maker app .

Traveling by car from Assisi to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Catania.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa d'Este
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

3
nights
Catania, Sicily

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Mount Etna and Ortigia. Popular historic sites such as Etna Donkey Trekking and Museo Archeologico Regionale P. Orsi are in your itinerary. Step out of Catania with an excursion to EtnaExcursion.it in Trecastagni--about 30 minutes away.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Catania trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Rome to Catania by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Catania

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Syracuse, EtnaExcursion.it, Etna Donkey Trekking
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Etna Donkey Trekking ©
Etna Donkey Trekking
Mt Etna ©
Mt Etna
EtnaExcursion.it ©
EtnaExcursion.it

1
night
Agrigento, Sicily

Agrigento ©
Historically one of ancient Greece's leading cities, Sicily's Agrigento is home to the seven monumental temples that make up the well-preserved Valley of the Temples.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento, and then delve into the distant past at Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi).

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Agrigento road trip planning tool .

Drive from Catania to Agrigento in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Agrigento when traveling from Catania in October, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa
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Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa ©

2
nights
Amalfi

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
We've included these beaches for you: Fornillo and Duomo di Ravello. Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods) and Villa Cimbrone Gardens will appeal to history buffs. When in Amalfi, make a side trip to see Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta e Cripta Medievale in Positano, approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, examine the collection at Museo della Carta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta dello Smeraldo.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Amalfi trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Agrigento to Amalfi by combination of car and ferry takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. October in Amalfi sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pompeii.

Things to do in Amalfi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ravello, Positano, Grotta dello Smeraldo
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Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

5
nights
Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Pompeii Archaeological Park and Villa dei Misteri. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pompeii: Centro Storico Salerno (in Salerno), Vietri sul Mare (Le Vigne di Raito & Sol’Art Ceramiche) and Paestum Ruins (in Paestum). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei, delve into the distant past at Terme del Foro, steep yourself in history at Lupanar, and admire the verdant scenery at Il Vallone dei Mulini.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Pompeii trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Amalfi to Pompeii in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Amalfi in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Pompeii, with lows of 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Pompeii

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Sorrento, Vietri sul Mare, Centro Storico Salerno, Paestum Ruins
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 20:
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito

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