18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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18 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Milan
— 1 night
2
Turin
— 3 nights
3
Genoa
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Naples
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Positano
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Florence
— 2 nights
8
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Newark


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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): browse the collection at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Como Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Brooklyn, USA to Milan. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Brooklyn to Milan. In May, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Turin.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Cathedral of Como (Duomo), Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Monumental Cemetery ©
Monumental Cemetery

3
nights
Turin

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica di Superga and La Venaria Reale. Museum-lovers will get to explore Egyptian Museum of Turin and Forte di Bard. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema and don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Turin itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Milan to Turin in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Genoa.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Forte di Bard, Reggia di Venaria Reale, Basilica of Superga
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Museo Nazionale del Cinema ©
Museo Nazionale del Cinema
Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio
Basilica of Superga ©
Basilica of Superga

1
night
Genoa

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare, wander the streets of Proloco Maris Boccadasse, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Genoa itinerary builder.

You can drive from Turin to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can fly to Naples.

Things to do in Genoa

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi ©
Galata Museo del Mare ©
Galata Museo del Mare

1
night
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Ruins of Herculaneum and then delve into the distant past at Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Naples itinerary planner.

You can fly from Genoa to Naples in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Genoa in June, you will find days in Naples are somewhat warmer (82°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pompeii Archaeological Park, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano

3
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.
Visit Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Villa Rufolo for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Ravello Arte and Chiesa di San Salvatore de Birecto. Explore Positano's surroundings by going to Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea Apostolo & Museo della Carta) and Ravello (La Bottega delle Arti, Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, & more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia del Fornillo.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Positano tour planner.

Traveling by taxi from Naples to Positano takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Positano sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Chiesa di San Salvatore de Birecto
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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 some historical perspective at Palatine Hill and Colosseum. Get some cultural insight at St. Peter's Basilica and Piazza Navona. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Louis of the French, and wander the streets of Trastevere.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome holiday planner.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Positano to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Rome when traveling from Positano in June, with lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
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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 8th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then explore the world behind art at Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele, and finally see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): examine the collection at Saint Mark's Basilica, browse the exhibits of Doges' Palace, and then get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Cannaregio, contemplate the waterfront views at Grand Canal, and then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Venice holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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