18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly
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Milan, Italy
Train
2
Verona, Italy
— 1 night
Train
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Chiusi, Italy
Drive
5
Montepulciano, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
6
Chiusi, Italy
Drive
7
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
8
Bari, Italy
Bus
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Matera, Italy
— 2 nights
Bus
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Bari, Italy
— 1 day
Train
11
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
12
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy

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.
You can plan Milan trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Pittsburgh, USA to Milan is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 57°F. You will leave for Verona on the 2nd (Fri).
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Verona, Italy — 1 night

City of Romeo and Juliet

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.
Arena di Verona has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): catch a live performance at Arena di Verona.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Verona online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Verona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Florence tour planner.

Traveling by train from Verona to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 59°F at night. On the 5th (Mon), you'll travel to Chiusi.
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Chiusi, Italy

Chiusi is a town and comune in province of Siena, Tuscany, Italy.HistoryFor ancient history, see Clusium. For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Chiusi visit planner.

You can drive from Florence to Chiusi in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Chiusi are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. You will leave for Montepulciano on the 5th (Mon).
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Montepulciano, Italy — 1 night

Pearl of the 16th Century

Perched on a limestone ridge in the heart of Tuscany, Montepulciano is known worldwide for its production of red wine, the Vino Noble.
On the 5th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Vinoteca Terra Toscana, get to know the fascinating history of Centro storico, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parrocchia Santissimo Nome Di Gesu', take in the exciting artwork at Quinteaquadri Lab Gallery, then don't miss a visit to The Checche Oak Tree, and finally don't miss a visit to Corso il Rossellino.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Montepulciano travel planner.

Montepulciano is just a stone's throw from Chiusi. In September, daytime highs in Montepulciano are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Chiusi.
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Chiusi, Italy

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chiusi travel planner.

Chiusi is just a stone's throw from Montepulciano. You will leave for Rome on the 6th (Tue).
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Trevi Fountain as well as Spanish Steps. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, look for gifts at Bartolucci, take some stellar pictures from Colle Aventino, then explore the engaging exhibits at Welcome To Rome, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at El Pareo. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Necropoli della Banditaccia, stroll through Moai Beach, kick back and relax at Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bau Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Battistini Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Village.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rome sightseeing planning site.

You can drive from Chiusi to Rome in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to fly to Bari.
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Bari, Italy

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Torre a Mare.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bari online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Bari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Matera.
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Matera, Italy — 2 nights

Subterranean City

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Casa grotta del Casalnuovo, explore the engaging exhibits at Racconti in Pietra, then get great views at Belvedere Pascoli, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Ridola.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Matera travel route planner.

You can drive from Bari to Matera in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Matera are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Bari.
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Bari, Italy — 1 day

Gateway to Apulia

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di S. Giuseppe, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Mincuzzi, contemplate the long history of Piazza dell'Odegitria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Giacomo, then contemplate the long history of Muraglia di Bari Vecchia, and finally make a trip to Fiera del levante.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bari trip app.

Traveling by car from Matera to Bari takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly to Venice.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Like a Venetian, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Vidal, get your bearings at Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Moise, then explore the world behind art at Palazzo Mocenigo, and finally have fun and explore at Creature di Gomma - Venice Vintage Toys. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Ca' d'Oro, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Pantalon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Giglio (Zobenigo), then browse the exhibits of Museo di Palazzo Fortuny, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giorgio dei Greci, and finally stop by L'artista della barbaria.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Bari to Venice by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Fira.
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Fira, Greece — 3 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Head to MATI Art Gallery and Art Spacefor some retail therapy. Explore hidden gems such as Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Artemis Karamolegos Winery. There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery, don't miss a visit to Megalochori - Traditional Village, explore the historical opulence of Castelli of Pyrgos, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Fira online itinerary planner.

Getting from Venice to Fira by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Venice in September, Fira is a bit warmer at night with lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Casa Museo Boschi Di Stefano, admire the masterpieces at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, stop by Libreria Internazionale Ulrico Hoepli, then explore the ancient world of Archi di Porta Nuova, and finally test your problem-solving skills at La Casa Maledetta. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Eustorgio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Cristoforo sul Naviglio, examine the collection at The Bramante Sacristy, then explore the world behind art at Museo Pieta Rondanini, then grab your bike and head to Boscoincitta, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Certosa di Milano.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Milan visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Milan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Fira to Milan is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Fira in September; daily highs in Milan reach 76°F and lows reach 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.
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