19 days in Italy Itinerary

19 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy route planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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Venice
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Rome
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Amalfi
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Spezzano della Sila
— 2 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Noventa di Piave Designer Outlet and Mercati di Rialto. Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Mercato Del Pesce (in Chioggia) and Bibione Spiaggia (in Bibione). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, shop like a local with Itaca Art Studio di Monica Martin, stop by Paper Owl, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Venice travel route tool.

Vancouver, Canada to Venice is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vancouver to Venice due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in July, with highs in Venice at 36°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Florence.
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Florence — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stop by Goccia Shoes, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and then get some fabulous bargains at Barberino Designer Outlet. On your second day here, stop by Artesia Ceramica, look for gifts at Chianti Cashmere Goat Farm, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Easy Living.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. August in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.
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Assisi — 2 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 4th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Eremo delle Carceri, explore the galleries of Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore, then look for gifts at La Bottega Di Teresa, then examine the collection at Museo-Laboratorio di Tessitura a Mano Giuditta Brozzetti, and finally admire the landmark architecture of San Pietro.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Assisi day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Florence to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Rome.
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Vatican Museums and Piazza Navona. For shopping fun, head to Elena Kihlman Designer Concept Store or L'Artigianato. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Lido Riviera (in Salto di Fondi), Bau Beach (in Maccarese) and Spiaggia di Torre Paola (in Sabaudia). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and get a new perspective on things with Point Break.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rome vacation website.

Drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Assisi in August since evenings lows in Rome dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Amalfi.
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Amalfi — 3 nights

Painted Town

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.
Visit Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Villa Rufolo for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Caseificio Jemma. Explore Amalfi's surroundings by going to Positano (Fornillo & Arienzo Beach Club, Positano). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, view the masterpieces at Kundry Bottega d'Arte, stop by Sol’Art Ceramiche, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Amalfi visit planner.

Traveling by car from Rome to Amalfi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in August, you will find days in Amalfi are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are a bit warmer (28°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Spezzano della Sila.
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Spezzano della Sila — 2 nights

Spezzano della Sila is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza, in the Calabria region of southern Italy.GeographyThe town is bordered by Casole Bruzio, Celico, Longobucco and Spezzano Piccolo. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at I Giganti Della Sila, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Cecita, and then hunt for treasures at Mercatino Camigliatello.

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You can drive from Amalfi to Spezzano della Sila in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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Italy travel guide

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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.
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