18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Venice
— 3 nights
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Sorrento
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Ravello
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rome
— 4 nights
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Florence
— 3 nights
Train
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Milan
— 1 night
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Venice

— 3 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.
When in Venice, make a side trip to see Piazza della Frutta in Padua, approximately Padua away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

New York City, USA to Venice is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. June in Venice sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Sorrento.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Sorrento

— 3 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Explore Sorrento's surroundings by going to Pompeii (Bosco de Medici Winery & Pompeii Archaeological Park) and Positano (Food Tours, Fornillo, &more). Dedicate the 18th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's more to do: get interesting insight from Tours.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sorrento day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Sorrento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Ravello.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Ravello

— 3 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ravello: Torre di Grado (in Praiano) and Positano (Il Sentiero Degli Dei & Boat Tours & Water Sports). There's lots more to do: cruise along Amalfi Coast, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Smeraldo, examine the collection at Museo della Carta, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ravello journey tool.

You can ride a ferry from Sorrento to Ravello in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June in Ravello, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Imago Artis Travel has been added to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and don't miss a visit to Roman Forum.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rome vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Ravello to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in June, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trip

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, and steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Florence tour planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

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 30th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan online tour planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Milan

Museums · 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.