18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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18 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Verona
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Venice
— Few hours
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Florence
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Genoa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Turin
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
6
Milan
— Few hours
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Cape Town

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night
Verona

Verona
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Verona online holiday planner .

Cape Town, South Africa to Verona is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cape Town to Verona, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape Town in August, expect nights in Verona to be somewhat warmer, around 20°C, while days are warmer, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

#Outdoors, #Nightlife, #Parks
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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.
On the 16th (Thu), browse for treasures at Gioielleria Eredi Jovon, then stop by Magie di Carnevale, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a train from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Venice, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 18th (Sat), you'll travel to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

#Shopping
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Gioielleria Eredi Jovon ©
Gioielleria Eredi Jovon
Magie di Carnevale ©
Magie di Carnevale

7
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Head to Mercato Centrale and Goccia Shoesfor some retail therapy. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Santa Brigida to see Castello del Trebbio about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, look for gifts at L'Arte dei Ciompi, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Florence trip planning website .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Florence

#Shopping, #Wineries, #Beaches

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
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Mercato Centrale ©
Mercato Centrale
Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno ©
Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno
Jean Saade ©
Jean Saade

3
nights
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.
Visiting Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza and Cinque Terre Trails will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Genoa: Vernazza (Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church & Vernazza) and Parco Naturale Regionale di Portofino (in Santa Margherita Ligure). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, don't miss a visit to Via Garibaldi, and take in panoramic vistas at Spianata Castelletto.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Genoa tour itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Florence to Genoa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Genoa, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Genoa

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Vernazza, Parco Naturale Regionale di Portofino, Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, Cinque Terre Trails
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails

4
nights
Turin

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Go for a jaunt from Turin to Cumiana to see Zoom Torino about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Egyptian Museum of Turin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, make a trip to Piazza Vittorio Veneto, and admire the striking features of Palazzo Reale.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Turin travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Genoa to Turin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, Turin is little chillier than Genoa - with highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Turin

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Zoom Torino
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Museo Nazionale del Cinema ©
Museo Nazionale del Cinema
Zoom Torino ©
Zoom Torino
Mercato di Porta Palazzo ©
Mercato di Porta Palazzo

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hours
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.
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Take a train from Turin to Milan in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Turin in August, expect nights in Milan to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. You will leave for home on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Milan

#Nightlife, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites
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