18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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1
Venice
— 12 nights
2
Florence
— 2 nights
3
Rome
— 3 nights

12
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia (in Trieste), Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica of St. Anthony) and Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Piazza delle Erbe, &more). Pack the 5th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Gardaland Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Venice vacation planning tool.

London, UK to Venice is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In August, Venice is a bit warmer than London - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Verona, Padua, Gardaland Park, Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 7th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, thencontemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, thenadmire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Florence trip maker.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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.
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 Vatican Museums, make a trip to Roman Forum, and explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rome sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Rome can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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