22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

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22 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Venice
— 1 night
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  3​h
3
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 3 nights
ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Rome
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Alghero, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Cabras, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Baunei, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Carloforte, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Teulada, Sardinia
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campo del Ghetto, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally wander the streets of Cannaregio. On the next day, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip website .

Vancouver, Canada to Venice is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Vancouver to Venice, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Venice: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 6th (Tue), take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

3
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. You'll get in some beach time at Spiaggia Luisi d'Angelo and Spiaggia delle Tombe. Get in touch with nature at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco and Spiaggia Canata. Step out of Portoferraio with an excursion to Spiaggia di Cavoli in Seccheto--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Sansone and tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia La Sorgente.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Portoferraio trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Florence to Portoferraio in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In August in Portoferraio, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Capoliveri, Spiaggia di Cavoli, Spiaggia delle Tombe, Spiaggia Luisi d'Angelo
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Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Spiaggia Di Sansone ©
Spiaggia Di Sansone
Spiaggia La Sorgente ©
Spiaggia La Sorgente

2
nights
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 (Sun): explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Rome in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and flight. When traveling from Portoferraio in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

2
nights
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 13th (Tue): do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then Head underground at Capo Caccia. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Maria Pia and then stroll through Spiaggia Mugoni.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Alghero trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Alghero takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Rome in August, Alghero is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cabras.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Capo Caccia ©
Capo Caccia
Spiaggia di Maria Pia ©
Spiaggia di Maria Pia

2
nights
Cabras, Sardinia

Cabras ©
Looking out onto a vast coastline from the southern shore of the lake, Cabras represents an ancient village best known for its rare historical finds that date as far back as the Neolithic times.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): kick back and relax at I Gatti di Su Pallosu, then stroll through Sa Mesa Longa, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Is Arutas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Mari Ermi and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Maimoni Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cabras trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Alghero to Cabras takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Cabras can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Baunei.

Things to do in Cabras

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

San Vero Milis, Maimoni Beach
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Spiaggia di Is Arutas ©
Spiaggia di Is Arutas
Maimoni Beach ©
Maimoni Beach
Sa Mesa Longa ©
Sa Mesa Longa

2
nights
Baunei, Sardinia

Baunei ©
Baunei is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian island of Sardinia.GeographyThe municipality of Baunei is located about 100km northeast of Cagliari and about 11km north of Tortolì. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Biriala and then kick back and relax at Cala dei Gabbiani. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): kick back and relax at Piscine di Venere and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Goloritzè.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Baunei online trip maker .

Getting from Cabras to Baunei by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Cabras in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Baunei: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Carloforte.

Things to do in Baunei

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Cala dei Gabbiani ©
Cala dei Gabbiani
Cala Goloritzè ©
Cala Goloritzè
Piscine di Venere ©
Piscine di Venere

2
nights
Carloforte, Sardinia

Carloforte ©
Carloforte is a fishing and resort town of located on Isola di San Pietro, approximately 7km off the southwestern coast of Sardinia, in southern Sardinia, Italy.HistoryAccording to a legend, a local church was founded in the early 14th century in honour of hundreds of participants to the so-called Children's Crusade of 1212 who perished in a shipwreck just off the island on their way to North Africa during a gale. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Delle Colonne, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Cala Fico, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Sandalo, and finally kick back and relax at La Conca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Girin and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Punta Nera.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Carloforte day trip site .

Getting from Baunei to Carloforte by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Carloforte when traveling from Baunei in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Teulada.

Things to do in Carloforte

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Spiaggia di Cala Fico ©
Spiaggia di Cala Fico
Spiaggia di Girin ©
Spiaggia di Girin
Spiaggia di Punta Nera ©
Spiaggia di Punta Nera

4
nights
Teulada, Sardinia

Teulada ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cala Ferraglione and Spiaggia Is Arenas Bianca. Visiting Spiaggia di Scivu and Spiaggia di Tuerredda will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Teulada side-trips: Portixeddu (in Fluminimaggiore) and Le Dune Beach (in Porto Pino). It doesn't end there: enjoy some diversion at Blu Zafferano escursioni in gommone.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Teulada tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Carloforte to Teulada takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Teulada

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Portixeddu, Spiaggia di Scivu, Le Dune Beach
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Spiaggia di Tuerredda ©
Spiaggia di Tuerredda
Spiaggia di Scivu ©
Spiaggia di Scivu
Le Dune Beach ©
Le Dune Beach

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