12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Alghero, Sardinia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
3
Rome
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Assisi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
6
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Toronto

1
night
Alghero, Sardinia

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Affacci a mare: Bastioni e Lungomare, go for a walk through Centro storico, get outside with Riservato Beach Bar, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Mugoni, then stroll through spiaggia di Porto Ferro, and finally stroll through Porto Ferro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Civica, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido San Giovanni, enjoy the sand and surf at La Baia Dei Venti, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Maria Pia, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Summer Dream, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Francesco.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Alghero itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Alghero is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Toronto in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Alghero, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

spiaggia di Porto Ferro
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Spiaggia di Maria Pia ©
Spiaggia di Maria Pia
Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri ©
Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri
Summer Dream ©
Summer Dream

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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.
Keep things going the next day: stroll through Spiaggia Isuledda, kick back and relax at Cala Brandinchi, look for all kinds of wild species at L'Area Naturale Marina Protetta Tavolara - Punta Coda Cavallo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Le Farfalle - Cala Suaraccia Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Salina Bamba.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Teodoro trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Alghero to San Teodoro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in San Teodoro are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Spiaggia Isuledda, L'Area Naturale Marina Protetta Tavolara - Punta Coda Cavallo, Cala Brandinchi
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Spiaggia Isuledda ©
Spiaggia Isuledda
Spiaggia La Cinta ©
Spiaggia La Cinta
Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach

2
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Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, then make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, explore the ancient world of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Square, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally make a trip to Spanish Steps.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rome tour planner.

Getting from San Teodoro to Rome by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Rufino, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, admire the striking features of Basilica di Santa Chiara, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Superiore di San Francesco, and finally examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Assisi trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Assisi when traveling from Rome in August, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums
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Cattedrale di San Rufino ©
Cattedrale di San Rufino
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola

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nights
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 9th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, examine the collection at Mus.e Firenze, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, then explore the world behind art at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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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.
On the 11th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, wander the streets of Cannaregio, explore the activities along Canal Grande, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally admire the masterpieces at Ca' d'Oro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Venice are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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