18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly to Naples, Train to Rome
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Rome
— 3 nights
Train
2
Caserta
— 1 night
Drive
3
Positano
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Amalfi
— 1 night
Drive
5
Salerno
— 2 nights
Train
6
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly
8
Milan
— 2 nights
Fly

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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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rome day trip planning app.

Mackay, Australia to Rome is an approximately 31.5-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Mackay to Rome, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mackay in June: high temperatures in Rome hover around 34°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Caserta.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Caserta

— 1 night
Caserta is the capital of the province of Caserta in the Campania region of Italy. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Bagno di Venere, admire the natural beauty at Reggia di Caserta, and then admire the striking features of Palazzo Paterno.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Caserta online attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Caserta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Caserta

Parks · Historic Sites

Positano

— 2 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.
On the 20th (Sat), make a trip to Parrocchia Di San Gennaro, then head outdoors with Spiaggia della Gavitella, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): view the masterpieces at Art & Craft Gallery, then kick back and relax at Fornillo, and then take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Positano trip planning app.

Drive from Caserta to Positano in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Caserta in June, Positano is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Amalfi.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Amalfi

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, revel in the low prices at Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

To find maps and tourist information, read Amalfi day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Positano to Amalfi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Salerno.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Salerno

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori, look for gifts at Sol’Art Ceramiche, then head outdoors with Monte Finestra, and finally get great views at Valico di Chiunzi. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Pinacoteca Provinciale Salerno, make a trip to Chiesa di San Giorgio, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Giannattasio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno, then enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Di Vietri, and finally stroll the grounds of Salerno War Cemetery.

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Traveling by car from Amalfi to Salerno takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Salerno can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Salerno

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Florence

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 25th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Florence route maker site.

You can take a train from Salerno to Florence in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Salerno in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Florence, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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 27th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then make a trip to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Venice are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Milan

— 2 nights

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 29th (Mon): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Milan journey tool.

You can fly from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.