18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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18 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  14 h
1
Rome
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Naples
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Ravello
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Train + Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Johannesburg

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, make a trip to Spanish Steps, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rome tour itinerary builder tool .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Rome is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rome, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

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

3
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: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence online trip builder .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

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
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

3
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). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Venice trip planning site .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Naples.

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
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
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 18th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara, then get outside with Francesco (Frank) Carpegna - Walking with the Gods, and then explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, don't miss a visit to Oltre I Resti, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli.

Plan my day in Naples using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Fly from Venice to Naples in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. September in Naples sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ravello.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Francesco (Frank) Carpegna - Walking with the Gods, Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

5
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ravello: Le Vigne di Raito (in Vietri sul Mare), Positano (Fornillo, Kayaking & Canoeing, & more) and Praiano (I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos & Parrocchia Di San Gennaro).

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ravello journey builder tool .

Traveling by car from Naples to Ravello takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ravello when traveling from Naples in September, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Amalfi, Positano, Praiano, Le Vigne di Raito, Chiesa di San Pancrazio Martire
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Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei

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