18 days in Italy Itinerary

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Rome
— 4 nights
Drive
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Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Train
4
Milan
— 1 night
Drive
5
Verona
— 1 night
Drive
6
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly
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Salerno
— 3 nights
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Rome — 4 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: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and wander the streets of Trastevere.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Rome is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Jakarta in December, with highs in Rome at 16°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.
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Assisi — 2 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Basilica di Santa Chiara, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Comune. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Rufino, then look for gifts at Assisi Jewels, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Damiano, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri.

Before you visit Assisi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Rome to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rome in December: highs in Assisi hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Florence.
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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.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Florence holiday planner.

You can drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Milan.
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Milan — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then stop by Fragio Gioielli, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Milan trip builder.

Getting from Florence to Milan by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in December, expect Milan to be slightly colder, temps between 9°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): make a trip to Piazza Bra, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, then catch a live performance at Arena di Verona, then take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Verona trip website.

Traveling by car from Milan to Verona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Verona are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Venice.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco. On your second day here, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then wander the streets of Cannaregio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Venice trip planner.

You can drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Venice are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to fly to Salerno.
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Salerno — 3 nights

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Change things up with these side-trips from Salerno: Museo d'Arte Sacra "Don C. Confalone" (in Maiori), Chiesa Dell'Annunziata (in Ravello) and Amalfi (Museo della Carta & Valle delle Ferriere). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Comunale, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno, don't miss a visit to Chiesa di San Giorgio, and ponder the world of politics at Palazzo di Citta.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Salerno trip tool.

You can fly from Venice to Salerno in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Venice in December: high temperatures in Salerno hover around 17°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can 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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