18 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy planner
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Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
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Verona
— 1 night
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Santa Maria di Leuca
— 1 night
Drive
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Civita
— 1 night
Drive
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Positano
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rome
— 3 nights
Drive
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Assisi
— 2 nights
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Florence
— 3 nights
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Venice — 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Venice trip planner.

Perth, Australia to Venice is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Venice is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Perth in August, things will get a bit warmer in Venice: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.
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Verona — 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, see a show at Arena di Verona, don't miss a visit to Piazza delle Erbe, admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Verona trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. August in Verona sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can fly to Santa Maria di Leuca.
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Santa Maria di Leuca — 1 night

Santa Maria di Leuca, often spelled simply Leuca, is a frazione of the comune of Castrignano del Capo, in the province of Lecce (Apulia), southern Italy. On the 28th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Antichi Frantoi Ipogei, then discover the deep blue sea with Diving Service, and then laugh and play at Sidereus.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Santa Maria di Leuca online vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Verona to Santa Maria di Leuca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Verona in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 27°C in Santa Maria di Leuca. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Civita.
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Civita — 1 night

Civita is a hilltown and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. On the 29th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Museo Etonico Arbresh, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta, then identify plant and animal life at Setteventi del Pollino, and finally take in the views from Il ponte del diavolo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Civita trip planner.

Getting from Santa Maria di Leuca to Civita by car takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Positano.
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Positano — 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Positano: Ravello (Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, Duomo di Ravello, &more) and Amalfi (Museo della Carta, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Art & Craft Gallery, surround yourself with nature on I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos, get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, and kick back and relax at Fornillo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Positano day trip planning tool.

Getting from Civita to Positano by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.
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Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 1:

Rome — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rome holiday site.

Getting from Positano to Rome by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Positano in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Rome, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Assisi.
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Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:

Assisi — 2 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 5th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, then admire the striking features of Santa Maria sopra Minerva, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di Santa Chiara. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at San Damiano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, then explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, and finally learn about winemaking at Azienda Agraria Saio.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Assisi driving holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Assisi are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Florence.
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Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:

Florence — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Piazza del Campo, Centro Storico di Siena, &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Florence online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.
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