18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy tour planner

Make it your trip
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Rome
— 2 nights
Drive
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Naples
— 3 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sirmione
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bellagio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Como
— 2 nights
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Milan
— 2 nights
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Rome

— 2 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Rome is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in October, expect Rome to be much colder, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:

Naples

— 3 nights
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 31st (Sun): explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, then delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, then contemplate the long history of Lupanar, and finally don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples, then explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples trip website.

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2:

Florence

— 2 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Florence vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Naples to Florence by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Naples in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Florence, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sirmione.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 4:

Sirmione

— 3 nights
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Castello Scaligero, slough off your stress at Spa Termale Aquaria, and then explore the ancient world of Grotte di Catullo. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Biblioteca comunale Angelo Anelli, then explore the galleries of Palazzo Te, then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Ducale di Mantova, and finally look for gifts at Ciokolart.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Sirmione road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Sirmione takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Florence in November, with highs in Sirmione at 15°C and lows at 5°C. You will leave for Bellagio on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Sirmione

Historic Sites · Museums · Baths · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 7:

Bellagio

— 3 nights

Pearl of Lake Como

Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bellagio: Lecco (Campanile di San Nicolo & Piani D'Erna). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, learn about winemaking at Enoteca Principessa, examine the collection at Museo degli Strumenti per la Navigazione, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bellagio tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sirmione to Bellagio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. November in Bellagio sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Como.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 10:

Como

— 2 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): stop by Tea World, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Abbondio. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Monticello Spa.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Como route planning tool.

Drive from Bellagio to Como in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Como can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:

Milan

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and then contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Milan travel planner.

Traveling by car from Como to Milan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Milan are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 14:

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."