18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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18 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Venice
— 12 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: London

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia (in Trieste), Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio) 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: explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary site .

London, UK to Venice is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Venice due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, expect Venice to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

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

2
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 7th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Florence online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, make a trip to Spanish Steps, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Rome route planner .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. September in Rome sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. 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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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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