18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Como
— 2 nights
2
Milan
— 2 nights
3
Genoa
— 2 nights
4
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
5
San Gimignano
— 1 night
6
Siena
— 2 nights
7
Sorrento
— 2 nights
8
Pompeii
— 1 night
9
Naples
— 1 night

2
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Como

Como ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Civic Museum of the Risorgimento, take an in-depth tour of Civico Museo Archeologico Paolo Giovio, stop by Tea World, thentake a stroll around Broletto, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Vincenzo in Galliano. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Porta torre di Como, thenstroll around Parco Spina verde, thendon't miss a visit to Basilica di Agliate, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuary of Our Lady of Miracles.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Como day trip tool.

Santiago, Chile to Como is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Santiago to Como, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In May in Como, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Santuary of Our Lady of Miracles, Basilica di San Vincenzo in Galliano, Basilica di Agliate
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Broletto ©
Broletto
Basilica di San Vincenzo in Galliano ©
Basilica di San Vincenzo in Galliano
Civico Museo Archeologico Paolo Giovio ©
Civico Museo Archeologico Paolo Giovio

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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 5th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Teatro Romano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria del Carmine, thenget engrossed in the history at Museo Teatrale alla Scala, and finally steep yourself in history at Palazzo Clerici. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Vittore al Corpo, see the interesting displays at Armani Silos, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Giorgio al Palazzo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Alessandro in Zebedia.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Milan trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Como to Milan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums
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Teatro Romano ©
Teatro Romano
Basilica di San Vittore al Corpo ©
Basilica di San Vittore al Corpo
Chiesa di Sant'Alessandro in Zebedia ©
Chiesa di Sant'Alessandro in Zebedia

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Genoa

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta, examine the collection at Raccolta Frugone, thensee the interesting displays at Musei di Nervi Wolfsoniana, thenexplore the world behind art at Musei di Nervi - Galleria d'Arte Moderna GAM, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Diocesano Chiostro dei Canonici di San Lorenzo. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Abbazia di San Siro di Struppa, see the interesting displays at Museo del Risorgimento Istituto Mazziniano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Filippo Neri, examine the collection at Palazzo Doria Tursi, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Via Macelli di Soziglia, and finally steep yourself in history at Chiesa di Santo Stefano.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Genoa vacation planner.

Getting from Milan to Genoa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In May in Genoa, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Genoa

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta
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Raccolta Frugone ©
Raccolta Frugone
Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta ©
Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta

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Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Lorenzo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Di San Pietro, get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Corniglia, thenstep into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Groppo, see the interesting displays at Museo Civico Etnografico, thenget to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco, and finally don't miss a visit to Borgo Antico.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cinque Terre trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Genoa to Cinque Terre by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cinque Terre when traveling from Genoa in May, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Museo Civico Etnografico
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Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church
Castello Doria ©
Castello Doria
Borgo Storico di Corniglia ©
Borgo Storico di Corniglia

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San Gimignano

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Vitalita Cultural Association, shop like a local with Oibo Re-Design, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Pietro in Forliano, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Maria SS. Madre della Divina Provvidenza, thencontemplate the long history of Porta San Giovanni, and finally shop like a local with Art Gallery in Tuscany, Gordon's Studio.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Gimignano trip site.

Drive from Cinque Terre to San Gimignano in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in San Gimignano can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Siena.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Oibo Re-Design ©
Oibo Re-Design
Porta San Giovanni ©
Porta San Giovanni

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Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Abazzia di Torri, contemplate the long history of Loggia della Mercanzia, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Salimbeni, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Salimbeni, thentake an in-depth tour of Museo Contrada Priora della Civetta, and finally steep yourself in history at Palazzo Piccolomini. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): examine the collection at Museo dell'Acqua, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di S.Agostino, examine the collection at Museo di Storia Naturale dell'Accademia dei Fisiocritici, make a trip to Porta Romana, thenexamine the collection at Archivio di Stato, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Sansedoni.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Siena sightseeing site.

Traveling by car from San Gimignano to Siena takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Siena are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sorrento.

Things to do in Siena

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Abazzia di Torri
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Museo Contrada Priora della Civetta ©
Museo Contrada Priora della Civetta
Abazzia di Torri ©
Abazzia di Torri
Palazzo Piccolomini ©
Palazzo Piccolomini

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Sorrento

Sorrento ©
A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastero di San Paolo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Antonino, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Sorrento, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo dei San Filippo e Giacomo, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Il Vallone dei Mulini. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia di Ieranto and then admire the masterpieces at Museobottega della Tarsialignea.

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Traveling by car from Siena to Sorrento takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or do a combination of flight, train, and subway. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sorrento when traveling from Siena in May, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Pompeii.

Things to do in Sorrento

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Massa Lubrense
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Monastero di San Paolo ©
Monastero di San Paolo
Baia di Ieranto ©
Baia di Ieranto
Cattedrale di Sorrento ©
Cattedrale di Sorrento

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Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Villa di Giulia Felice, make a trip to Garden of Ship Europa House - Excavations, explore the ancient world of Edificio di Eumachia, delve into the distant past at Casa del Cinghiale, thensteep yourself in history at Domus Cornelia, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tempio di Venere.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Pompeii trip planner.

You can drive from Sorrento to Pompeii in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Pompeii, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites
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Villa di Giulia Felice ©
Villa di Giulia Felice
Casa della Fontana Grande ©
Casa della Fontana Grande

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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 17th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro, thenget engrossed in the history at Museo delle Torture, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Gregorio Armeno, and finally contemplate the long history of Casa di Nettuno e Anfitrite.

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Naples is just a short distance from Pompeii. In May in Naples, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Casa di Nettuno e Anfitrite
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Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro ©
Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro
Casa di Nettuno e Anfitrite ©
Casa di Nettuno e Anfitrite
Chiesa di San Gregorio Armeno ©
Chiesa di San Gregorio Armeno

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