18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Milan
— 2 nights
2
Venice
— 1 night
3
Florence
— 4 nights
4
Rome
— 7 nights
5
Ravello
— 2 nights

2
nights
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 16th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario di Caravaggio - Santa Maria del Fronte.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Milan trip planner.

Lyon, France to Milan is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. July in Milan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. You'll set off for Venice on the 18th (Thu).

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santuario di Caravaggio - Santa Maria del Fronte
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1
night
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.
On the 18th (Thu), admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, make a trip to Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, and finally steep yourself in history at Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Venice tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
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.
Kids will enjoy Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Centro Storico. Visit Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Duomo di Pisa for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino), Camposanto (in Pisa) and San Gimignano Bell Tower (in San Gimignano). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence visit planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

San Gimignano, Pisa, Abbazia di San Galgano
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano

7
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica and Castello Orsini-Odescalchi. Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Museo Storico Piana delle Orme (in Borgo Faiti), Villa d'Este (in Tivoli) and Giardino di Ninfa (in Cisterna di Latina). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Venezia.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rome route tool.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Castello Orsini-Odescalchi, Museo Storico Piana delle Orme, Spiaggia di Torre Paola, Villa d'Este
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Ravello

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Escape the urban bustle at Fornillo and Lido di Ravello. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Villa Cimbrone Gardens. Take a break from Ravello with a short trip to Badia della Santissima Trinita' in Cava De' Tirreni, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Giovanni del Toro, steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello, and view the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ravello attractions tool.

Traveling by car from Rome to Ravello takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rome in July: highs in Ravello hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Le Vigne di Raito, Badia della Santissima Trinita', Fornillo
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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