18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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18 days in Italy Itinerary

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
5
Florence
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
6
Pisa
— 1 day
train:  2​h
7
Siena
— 2 nights
8
Rome
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Rio de Janeiro


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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 30th (Wed): make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan trip planner .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Milan is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Milan. In October, Milan is slightly colder than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to catch the 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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): look for gifts at Azalea - Silk of Como, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Giacomo, then do a tasting at Enoteca Principessa, then walk around La Punta Spartivento, and finally admire the landmark architecture of i Giardini di Villa Melzi.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bellagio road trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Milan to Bellagio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Bellagio are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks Historic Sites Wineries
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La Punta Spartivento ©
La Punta Spartivento
i Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
i Giardini di Villa Melzi
Enoteca Principessa ©
Enoteca Principessa

2
nights
Milan

Milan ©
On the 1st (Fri), take in the pleasant sights at I Navigli, then admire the striking features of 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.

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Traveling by train from Bellagio to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner .

You can take a train from Milan to Venice in 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 Parks

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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, shopping, nightlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Florence journey planner .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

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

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 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.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Pisa online trip itinerary builder .

Take a train from Florence to Pisa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In November in Pisa, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to take a 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get lost in a book at Biblioteca Piccolomini, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Siena online visit planner .

You can take a train from Pisa to Siena in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November in Siena, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can 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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the striking features of Pantheon, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Siena to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can 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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