18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Milan
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
2
Bellagio
— 1 day
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Milan
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Venice
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Florence
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
6
Pisa
— 1 day
Train:  2 h
7
Siena
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Rome
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Rio de Janeiro

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Milan trip itinerary maker app.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Milan is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Milan is 4 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, with highs in Milan at 21°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Bellagio.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

1
day
Bellagio

Bellagio ©
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.
On the 31st (Thu), look for gifts at Azalea - Silk of Como, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giacomo, then do a tasting at Enoteca Principessa, then stroll around La Punta Spartivento, and finally admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Villa Melzi.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bellagio trip planner.

Getting from Milan to Bellagio by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Bellagio sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks Wineries Shopping
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La Punta Spartivento ©
La Punta Spartivento
I Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
I Giardini di Villa Melzi
Azalea - Silk of Como ©
Azalea - Silk of Como

2
nights
Milan

Milan ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): make a trip to I Navigli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Gae Aulenti.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Milan trip maker.

Getting from Bellagio to Milan by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites
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I Navigli ©
I Navigli
Monumental Cemetery ©
Monumental Cemetery
Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore ©

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.
Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica of St. Anthony). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary website.

Traveling by train from Milan to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
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: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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day
Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire the striking features of Duomo di Pisa, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, then make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Pisa online travel planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Pisa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Siena.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

2
nights
Siena

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 9th (Sat), browse the collection at Biblioteca Piccolomini, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Siena trip planning tool.

Getting from Pisa to Siena by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Siena

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

4
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: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Siena to Rome by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. November in Rome sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) 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
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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