17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Rome
— 4 nights
train:  4​h
2
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Florence
— 5 nights
4
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Toronto

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cascata delle Marmore and Church of St. Louis of the French. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rome route planning site .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Rome. In June, Rome is somewhat warmer than Toronto - with highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Cascata delle Marmore
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Cascata delle Marmore ©
Cascata delle Marmore

3
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza and Vernazza. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cinque Terre: Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro (in Tellaro), Castello di Bardi (in Bardi) and Ponte Thaon di Revel (in La Spezia). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Di San Pietro, make a trip to Borgo Antico, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre itinerary planning app .

Traveling by train from Rome to Cinque Terre takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rome in June since evenings lows in Cinque Terre dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ponte Thaon di Revel, Castello di Bardi, Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro
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Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Vernazza ©
Vernazza

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Centro Storico. Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Biblioteca Piccolomini & Torre del Mangia), Pisa (Battistero & Duomo di Pisa) and Historic Centre of San Gimignano (in San Gimignano). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Florence trip builder tool .

Getting from Cinque Terre to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Pisa, Historic Centre of San Gimignano
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Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Wine Tours & Tastings
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like San Giorgio Maggiore and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dell'Orologio, and take a stroll through Cannaregio.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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