29 days in Italy Itinerary

29 days in Italy Itinerary

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29 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + bus:  15​h 30​min
1
Noto, Sicily
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Palermo, Sicily
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Baunei, Sardinia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Cabras, Sardinia
— 4 nights
+3
train + foot + Fly + train:  6​h
6
Assisi
— 2 nights
7
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
8
Florence
— 3 nights
9
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Toronto

2
nights
Noto, Sicily

Noto ©
Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. Popular historic sites such as Ragusa Ibla and Duomo di Siracusa are in your itinerary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari and Spiaggia Calamosche. Take a break from Noto with a short trip to Greek Theater in Syracuse, about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Centro Storico di Noto and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Salvatore.

For maps and other tourist information, refer to the Noto day trip website .

Toronto, Canada to Noto is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Palermo.

Things to do in Noto

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Syracuse, Ragusa Ibla
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Ragusa Ibla ©
Ragusa Ibla
Syracuse Cathedral ©
Syracuse Cathedral

3
nights
Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Cefalu and Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cefalu Coast and La Rocca. Change things up with these side-trips from Palermo: Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale) and Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Palermo online vacation maker .

You can drive from Noto to Palermo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Palermo

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cefalu, Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro, Duomo di Monreale
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Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio ©
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro

4
nights
San Teodoro, Sardinia

San Teodoro ©
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
Take a break from the city and head to Spiaggia dell' Isuledda and Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo. We've included these beaches for you: Oasis Bidderosa and Cala Ginepro Beach. Step out of San Teodoro with an excursion to Spiaggia Sas Enas Appara in Porto Istana--about 42 minutes away.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read San Teodoro trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Palermo to San Teodoro in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. In July, daytime highs in San Teodoro are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Baunei.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Spiaggia Sas Enas Appara, Oasi Biderosa, Cala Brandinchi, Spiaggia Isuledda, Castello della Fava
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Spiaggia Isuledda ©
Spiaggia Isuledda
Spiaggia La Cinta ©
Spiaggia La Cinta
Oasi Biderosa ©
Oasi Biderosa

3
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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Spiaggia di Foxiglioni and Spiaggia di Cea. Get outdoors at Cala dei Gabbiani and Cala Mariolu. Take a break from Baunei with a short trip to Cala Fuili Beach in Cala Gonone, about 1h 15 min away.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Baunei using our trip planner.

Getting from San Teodoro to Baunei by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Baunei, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cabras.

Things to do in Baunei

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cala Fuili Beach, Spiaggia di Cea, Spiaggia di Foxiglioni
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Cala Fuili Beach ©
Cala Fuili Beach
Spiaggia di Cea ©
Spiaggia di Cea

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Spiaggia Mari Ermi and Maimoni Beach. Visiting Sa Mesa Longa and S'Archeddu 'e sa Canna will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Cabras: Capo San Marco (in San Giovanni di Sinis) and I Gatti di Su Pallosu (in San Vero Milis).

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cabras trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Baunei to Cabras in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Assisi.

Things to do in Cabras

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

San Vero Milis, San Giovanni di Sinis
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Sa Mesa Longa ©
Sa Mesa Longa
Spiaggia di Is Arutas ©
Spiaggia di Is Arutas
Capo San Marco ©
Capo San Marco

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Eremo delle Carceri and then explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Assisi trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Cabras to Assisi in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. July in Assisi sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites
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Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get a sense of the local culture at Palatine Hill and Vatican Museums. Visit Piazza Navona and Roman Forum for their historical value. When in Rome, make a side trip to see Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica in Ostia Antica, approximately 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Rome trip tool .

Traveling by car from Assisi to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, expect little chillier with lows of 21°C in Florence. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Historic Centre of San Gimignano
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica di San Marco and Doge's Palace. Visiting Canal Grande and Isola di Burano will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, kick back and relax at Blue Moon, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

Before you visit Venice, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Venice, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Blue Moon
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San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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