4 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

4 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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4 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Rome
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Florence
— Few hours
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 30​min
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 16th (Sun): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip planner .

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. Traveling from Toronto in September, you will find days in Rome are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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hours
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 (Mon): examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

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Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Basilica di Santa Croce ©
Basilica di Santa Croce

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Museums
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

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