18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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18 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  12​h
1
Rome
— 1 day
+2
train + subway + ferry:  2​h 45​min
2
Ischia, Isola d'Ischia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Positano
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Polignano a Mare
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Fiumicino
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Montreal

1
day
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, and then delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

Make your Rome itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Montreal, Canada to Rome is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Rome is 6 hours. Traveling from Montreal in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Rome: highs are around 34°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ischia.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
Ischia, Isola d'Ischia

Ischia ©
Ischia is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. On the 6th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Soccorso, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese d'Ischia, then stop by Atelier delle Dolcezze, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Maronti Beach. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Citara, then steep yourself in history at Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana), and then don't miss a visit to Fungo Di Lacco Ameno.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ischia road trip website .

You can do a combination of train and ferry from Rome to Ischia in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Ischia are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Ischia

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Forio, Fungo Di Lacco Ameno, Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana)
Highlights from your plan
Castello Aragonese d'Ischia ©
Castello Aragonese d'Ischia
Chiesa del Soccorso ©
Chiesa del Soccorso
Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana) ©
Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana)

4
nights
Positano

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.
Go for a jaunt from Positano to Amalfi to see Wine Tours & Tastings about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Fornillo, look for gifts at Nana' Positano, get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Positano trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Ischia to Positano takes 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Positano are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
See even more of Rome: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and make a trip to Piazza Navona.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rome route planner.

Drive from Positano to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Polignano a Mare.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican Museums
Highlights from your plan
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona

6
nights
Polignano a Mare

Polignano a Mare ©
Polignano a Mare is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, located on the Adriatic Sea. Get out of town with these interesting Polignano a Mare side-trips: Alberobello (I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site & Trullo Sovrano), Taranto (Museo Nazionale Archeologico & Jonian Dolphin Conservation) and Martina Franca (I Pastini & L'Acropoli di Puglia). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Masseria Brancati, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lama Monachile, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Castellana, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Polignano a Mare driving holiday planner .

Fly from Rome to Polignano a Mare in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Polignano a Mare are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Fiumicino.

Things to do in Polignano a Mare

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Monopoli, Fasano, Ostuni, Taranto, Martina Franca
Highlights from your plan
Jonian Dolphin Conservation ©
Jonian Dolphin Conservation
Masseria Brancati ©
Masseria Brancati
I Pastini ©
I Pastini

1
night
Fiumicino

Fiumicino ©
Fiumicino is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Rome, Lazio, central Italy, with a population of 77,870 (2015). Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Valadier and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria Porto della Salute.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fiumicino day trip website .

Fly from Polignano a Mare to Fiumicino in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Fiumicino can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Fiumicino

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

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