22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Ottawa
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Venice
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Verona
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Milan
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
4
Catania, Sicily
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Maiori
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Positano
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Rome
— 5 nights
Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Ottawa

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.
For shopping fun, head to Prosciutto e Parmigiano ham&cheese To Go or Il Prato. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and browse for treasures at Segni nel Tempo antiquarian bookshop.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Venice trip planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Venice is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Ottawa in October, things will get a bit warmer in Venice: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Bragora ©
Bragora
Elios Bijoux ©
Elios Bijoux

3
nights
Verona

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Shop till you drop at Piazza delle Erbe and Baol Atelier Creativo. There's still lots to do: see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio, stop by Piacere Divino Enoteca E Vini Sfusi, and browse for treasures at Libreria Antiquaria Perini.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Verona trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Venice to Verona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In October, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
The Yellow Peg ©
The Yellow Peg
Baol Atelier Creativo ©
Baol Atelier Creativo

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, thenlook for gifts at Libreria dell'Automobile - International motoring bookstore, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and finally look for gifts at Bastard Store.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Milan vacation builder app.

Traveling by car from Verona to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Milan, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Catania.

Things to do in Milan

Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Bastard Store ©
Bastard Store

2
nights
Catania, Sicily

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate the geological forces at Mt Etna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Lido La Risacca and then see EtnaExcursion.it.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Catania day trip planning app.

You can fly from Milan to Catania in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or take a train. In October, Catania is somewhat warmer than Milan - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Maiori.

Things to do in Catania

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lido La Risacca, EtnaExcursion.it
Highlights from your plan
Mt Etna ©
Mt Etna
EtnaExcursion.it ©
EtnaExcursion.it
Lido La Risacca ©
Lido La Risacca

2
nights
Maiori

Maiori ©
Maiori is a town and comune on the Amalfi coast in the province of Salerno . Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, look for gifts at La Bottega delle Arti, thenview the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Ravello. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Ceramica D'Urso Vietri, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di castiglione, and then stop by Mini Store.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Maiori vacation builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Catania to Maiori. In October, daily temperatures in Maiori can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Maiori

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ravello, Ceramica D'Urso Vietri
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Ceramica D'Urso Vietri ©
Ceramica D'Urso Vietri

4
nights
Positano

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Escape the urban bustle at Fornillo and Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano. Head to Ceramiche Casola and Stella Moda S.n.c.for some retail therapy. The adventure continues: stop by Theodora Moda Positano.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Positano trip planner.

Traveling by car from Maiori to Positano takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Shopping Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Praiano
Highlights from your plan
Theodora Moda Positano ©
Theodora Moda Positano
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Lizart Ceramiche ©
Lizart Ceramiche

5
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Head to Porta Portese and Officine Creative Romafor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, look for gifts at Anelli.It, and contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Positano to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, subway, and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Positano in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rome, with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Porta Portese ©
Porta Portese
Via Condotti ©
Via Condotti

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