18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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Venice
— 1 night
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Ravenna
— 1 night
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Bologna
— 3 nights
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Florence
— 2 nights
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Siena
— 2 nights
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San Gimignano
— 2 nights
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Pisa
— 2 nights
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Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
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Verona
— 2 nights

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Venice

Venice ©

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.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Venice online journey planner.

Maribor, Slovenia to Venice is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also drive. Traveling from Maribor in August, Venice is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ravenna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Ravenna

Ravenna ©

City of Mosaics

Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): make a trip to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, contemplate the long history of Basilica San Vitale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, and finally appreciate the history behind Dante's tomb and Quadrarco of Braccioforte.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ravenna trip maker.

Traveling by car from Venice to Ravenna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Ravenna can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bologna.

Things to do in Ravenna

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia ©
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo ©
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo

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Bologna

Bologna ©

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, don't miss a visit to Piazza Maggiore, make a trip to Compianto sul Cristo Morto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Civico Archeologico, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bologna online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Ravenna to Bologna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Acetaia Villa San Donnino ©
Acetaia Villa San Donnino
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell ©
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell

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Florence

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, and finally steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): make a trip to Ratto della Sabina, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Bologna to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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Siena

Siena ©

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, then make a trip to Piazza del Campo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia di San Galgano, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Abazzia di Torri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Castello di Monteriggioni, explore the galleries of Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, and finally don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Siena.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Siena trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Siena, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Siena

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

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San Gimignano

San Gimignano ©

Town of Fine Towers

A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Torre Grossa, make a trip to San Gimignano Bell Tower, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of San Gimignano, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di San Gimignano, and finally make a trip to Piazza della Cisterna. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Sant'Agostino, admire the landmark architecture of Walls of Monteriggioni, do a tasting at Guardastelle Vineyard, then learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola San Quirico, and finally take a stroll around Comune Di Certaldo.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Gimignano trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Siena to San Gimignano takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in San Gimignano sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pisa.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Azienda Agricola San Quirico ©
Azienda Agricola San Quirico
Duomo di San Gimignano ©
Duomo di San Gimignano

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Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baptistery of St. John, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Frediano, then make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally make a trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): make a trip to Torre delle Ore, steep yourself in history at Le mura di Lucca, then make a trip to Piazza Anfiteatro, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Guinigi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Michele in Foro.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Pisa day trip planning app.

You can drive from San Gimignano to Pisa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Pisa sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Pisa

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

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Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 27th (Thu), trek along Cinque Terre Trails, then discover the deep blue sea with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and finally take a stroll around Vernazza. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre, then grab your bike and head to Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura, and then make a trip to Podere Case Lovara.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cinque Terre day trip planning site.

Take a train from Pisa to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Verona.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours ©
Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza

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Verona

Verona ©

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Verona: Trento (Piazza Duomo & Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali) and Palazzo Del Ben - Conti d'Arco in piazza Rosmini (in Rovereto). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Arena di Verona, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, do a tasting at Bertani, and hunt for treasures at Piazza delle Erbe.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Verona trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Verona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Verona sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

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