18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rome
— 4 nights
2
Siena
— 1 night
3
Montalcino
— 1 night
4
San Gimignano
— 1 night
5
Florence
— 3 nights
6
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
7
Genoa
— 1 night
8
Venice
— 3 nights

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.
You've added Colle Capitolino, Bocca della Verita, Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, and other attractions to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and Pantheon are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Roman Forum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome online itinerary maker.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Rome, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, expect Rome to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Siena.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala, Facciatone, Duomo di Siena, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, make a trip to Facciatone, thenmake a trip to Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala, thenmake a trip to Piazza del Campo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francesco.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Siena planner.

You can drive from Rome to Siena in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Siena are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Montalcino.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Piazza Grande a Montepulciano
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala ©
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

1
night
Montalcino

Montalcino ©
In the heart of wine country, the hill town of Montalcino offers a glimpse of untouched medieval-era Tuscany.
You've added Fortezza di Montalcino, Cattedrale Del Santissimo Salvatore, Chiesa della Madonna del Soccorso, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 15th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Fortezza di Montalcino, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale Del Santissimo Salvatore, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa della Madonna del Soccorso, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Poggio Antico Vineyards.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Montalcino travel planning site.

Traveling by car from Siena to Montalcino takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Montalcino are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Montalcino

Nightlife Historic Sites Wineries
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Poggio Antico Vineyards ©
Poggio Antico Vineyards
Chiesa della Madonna del Soccorso ©
Chiesa della Madonna del Soccorso
Fortezza di Montalcino ©
Fortezza di Montalcino

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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.
On the 16th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of San Gimignano, thencontemplate the long history of Torre Grossa, and then admire the landmark architecture of Mura di San Gimignano.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read San Gimignano itinerary planner.

You can drive from Montalcino to San Gimignano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in San Gimignano can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Florence.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites
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Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Mura di San Gimignano ©
Mura di San Gimignano
Torre Grossa ©
Torre Grossa

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You've added Leaning Tower of Pisa, Basilica San Miniato al Monte, Ponte Vecchio, and other attractions to your itinerary. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Loggia dei Lanzi are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Gallerie Degli Uffizi capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Vecchio, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Florence trip tool.

Traveling by car from San Gimignano to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Florence are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Castello di Riomaggiore as well as Castello Doria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria and then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Riomaggiore.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre online travel route planner.

You can drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Genoa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites
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Castello Doria ©
Castello Doria
Chiesa di San Lorenzo ©
Chiesa di San Lorenzo
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari, Christopher Columbus' House, Piazza della Vittoria, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, make a trip to Piazza della Vittoria, get to know the fascinating history of Porta Soprana, thenget engrossed in the history at Christopher Columbus' House, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Genoa trip planner.

Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to Genoa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Genoa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Wed) before leaving for Venice.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Museums
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Via Giuseppe Garibaldi ©
Via Giuseppe Garibaldi
Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Bianco ©
Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Bianco
D'Albertis Castle ©
D'Albertis Castle

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes New Murano Gallery as well as Alex Hai Gondola Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Piazza San Marco, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, thentake in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, thentake in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally see the sights from the river with Alex Hai Gondola Tours.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Venice vacation planning website.

You can drive from Genoa to Venice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Venice when traveling from Genoa in October, with lows around °C. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©