18 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip planner
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Fly
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Venice
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Amalfi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Naples
— 2 nights
Train
4
Rome
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Assisi
— 1 night
Drive
6
Siena
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Florence
— 3 nights
Train
8
Milan
— 1 night
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica of St. Anthony). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Venice route tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Venice is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in May: high temperatures in Venice hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Amalfi.
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Amalfi — 2 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, and then stop by Piccadilly Ceramics. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Cave of Smeraldo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Amalfi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Amalfi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Venice in May, Amalfi is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Naples.
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Naples — 2 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Catacombe di San Gennaro, steep yourself in history at Lupanar, then explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister of Santa Chiara, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, then explore the world behind art at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, and finally contemplate the long history of Museo Cappella Sansevero.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Naples trip maker.

Getting from Amalfi to Naples by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Amalfi in May, Naples is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Rome.
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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: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica.

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Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May in Rome, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.
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Assisi — 1 night

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, do a tasting at Azienda Agraria Saio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Assisi trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Assisi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rome in May since evenings lows in Assisi dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Siena.
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Siena — 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Francesco. Keep things going the next day: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, and then explore the world behind art at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Siena trip maker site.

You can drive from Assisi to Siena in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Siena are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Florence online tour planner.

You can drive from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

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

Getting from Florence to Milan by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the flight 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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