18 days in Italy & Valletta Itinerary

18 days in Italy & Valletta Itinerary

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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pisa, Italy
Fly
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Valletta, Malta
— 6 nights
Fly to Naples, Ferry to Positano
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Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, and finally take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan attractions planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Milan is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. June in Milan sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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 27th (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Cannaregio, explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then steep yourself in history at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice route builder app.

You can drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. June in Venice sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bologna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:

Bologna, Italy

— 1 night

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore, make a trip to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, make a trip to Piazza Santo Stefano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bologna trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Venice to Bologna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Bologna, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 29:

Cinque Terre, Italy

— 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 30th (Wed), hike along Cinque Terre Trails, then see some colorful creatures with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and finally get into the urban bustle at Vernazza.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre journey planning app.

You can drive from Bologna to Cinque Terre in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In June in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 1:

Pisa, Italy

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Pisa day trip website.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Pisa by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 65°F. You'll set off for Valletta on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Pisa

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:

Valletta, Malta

— 6 nights

Most Proud

Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Explore Valletta's surroundings by going to Mellieha (Mellieha Beach & Popeye Village Malta) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in St. Paul's Bay). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Co-Cathedral, take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), learn about all things military at Fort St Elmo - National War Museum, and delve into the distant past at Mnajdra.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Valletta travel route planner.

Fly from Pisa to Valletta in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Pisa in July, Valletta is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Positano.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 7:

Positano, Italy

— 3 nights
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then kick back and relax at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally cruise along Amalfi Coast.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Positano trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Valletta to Positano in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. In July, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.