22 days in Bordeaux, Italy & Vienna Itinerary

22 days in Bordeaux, Italy & Vienna Itinerary

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Ferry to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Fly to Bordeaux
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Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
Fly
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Verona, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Salerno, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Bordeaux, France

— 3 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bordeaux: Chateau Cantenac (in Saint-Emilion) and Chateau de Reignac (in Saint-Loubes). There's lots more to do: take in the views from Pont de Pierre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, make a trip to Place Parlement, and admire the masterpieces at CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux trip maker.

Toronto, Canada to Bordeaux is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Bordeaux is 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in January; daily highs in Bordeaux reach 11°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:

Milan, Italy

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Bordeaux to Milan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Milan when traveling from Bordeaux in January, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 14:

Verona, Italy

— 1 night

City of Romeo and Juliet

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio, steep yourself in history at Arena di Verona, shop like a local with Piazza delle Erbe, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Verona road trip app.

You can drive from Milan to Verona in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 15:

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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 16th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa degli Eremitani, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

For ratings and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Florence road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in January, you will find days in Florence are somewhat warmer (13°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rome vacation planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. January in Rome sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Salerno.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 24:

Salerno, Italy

— 3 nights

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Salerno is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Pompeii Archaeological Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Giardino della Minerva, don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Salerno, and explore the ancient world of Castello di Arechi.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Salerno trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Rome to Salerno takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Salerno, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:

Vienna, Austria

— 4 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Rathaus, explore the world behind art at Albertina, and see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna trip planner.

You can fly from Salerno to Vienna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Salerno in January: highs in Vienna hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 31:

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.