27 days in Italy Itinerary

27 days in Italy Itinerary

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27 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  16 h
1
Rome
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Siena
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
5
Milan
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
Venice
— 11 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Vancouver


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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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rome road trip planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Rome is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Vancouver to Rome, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Vancouver in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Siena.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Siena

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Take a break from Siena with a short trip to Abbazia di San Galgano in Chiusdino, about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Piazza del Campo, get lost in a book at Biblioteca Piccolomini, steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, and enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Siena attractions tool .

Traveling by car from Rome to Siena takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can take a bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Abbazia di San Galgano
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): appreciate the history behind Ratto di Polissena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip app .

You can take a bus from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Florence are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

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
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Explore Cinque Terre's surroundings by going to Genoa (Aquarium of Genoa & Boccadasse). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre, get great views at Bar Terza Terra, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, and trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by car from Florence to Cinque Terre takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Genoa
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza

2
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.
Milan is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, fun & games, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, and take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Milan visit planner.

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

11
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Verona (River Rafting & Tubing, Casa di Giulietta, & more), Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia (in Trieste) and Padua (Scrovegni Chapel, Chiesa degli Eremitani, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Venice online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Milan to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In March, daytime highs in Venice are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Verona, Padua, Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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