18 days in Italy Itinerary

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Rome
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nemi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Naples
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Trento
— 3 nights
Drive
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Braies
— 4 nights
Drive
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Verona
— 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, take an in-depth tour of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rome day trip app.

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. In December, Rome is much colder than Sydney - with highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nemi.
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Nemi — 1 night

Nemi is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Rome (central Italy), in the Alban Hills overlooking Lake Nemi, a volcanic crater lake. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the activities along Lago di Nemi, then take in the awesome beauty at Monte Tuscolo, and then admire the local landmark of Memoriale A Fontana Dei Leoni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your taste buds at La Luna del Casale Azienda Vinicola Biologica and then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario del Santissimo Crocifisso.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Nemi travel route planner.

You can drive from Rome to Nemi in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Chiesa Di San Giovanni A Carbonara, then examine the collection at Chiesa Museo di Santa Luciella ai Librai, then admire the masterpieces at Sant'Anna dei Lombardi (Monteoliveto), and finally delve into the distant past at Teatro Grande.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Naples online trip planner.

You can drive from Nemi to Naples in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Trento.
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Trento — 3 nights

Painted City

Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Explore hidden gems such as Piazza Duomo and Spazio Archeologico Sotterraneo del Sas. Next up on the itinerary: explore the engaging exhibits at MUSE - Science Museum, examine the collection at Museo dell'Aeronautica Gianni Caproni, explore the world behind art at Palazzo Pretorio, and stay fit while traveling at Montana Wellness.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Trento day trip planning app.

You can fly from Naples to Trento in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Naples in January, with highs in Trento at 8°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Braies.
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Braies — 4 nights

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Villaggio degli alberi and Museo storico all'aperto della 1a Guerra Mondiale.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Braies trip planning app.

Getting from Trento to Braies by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Verona.
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Verona — 3 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scrovegni Chapel and Y-40 The Deep Joy. Change things up with a short trip to Palazzo Roverella in Rovigo (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Piazza dei Signori, catch a live performance at Arena di Verona, explore the world behind art at AMO - Arena Museo Opera, and examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Verona trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Braies to Verona in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive 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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