18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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18 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  18​h
1
Milan
— 1 night
train:  2​h
2
Bellagio
— 1 day
train:  2​h
3
Milan
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Venice
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Florence
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
6
Pisa
— 1 day
train:  2​h
7
Siena
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Rome
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Rio de Janeiro


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1
night
Milan

Milan ©
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 31st (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Milan trip planner .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Milan is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Milan. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, things will get slightly colder in Milan: highs are around 21°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can take a train to Bellagio.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

1
day
Bellagio

Bellagio ©
Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
On the 1st (Fri), stop by Azalea - Silk of Como, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giacomo, then do a tasting at Enoteca Principessa, then walk around La Punta Spartivento, and finally admire the natural beauty at i Giardini di Villa Melzi.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bellagio day trip website .

You can take a train from Milan to Bellagio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks Historic Sites Wineries
Highlights from your plan
La Punta Spartivento ©
La Punta Spartivento
i Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
i Giardini di Villa Melzi
Enoteca Principessa ©
Enoteca Principessa

2
nights
Milan

Milan ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): go for a walk through I Navigli, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and finally make a trip to Piazza Gae Aulenti.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan trip planning app .

Getting from Bellagio to Milan by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
I Navigli ©
I Navigli
Monumental Cemetery ©
Monumental Cemetery

2
nights
Venice

Venice ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

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You can take a train from Milan to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In November, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Florence route tool .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, then don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally admire the striking features of Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Pisa trip builder website .

Take a train from Florence to Pisa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Siena.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

2
nights
Siena

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): browse the collection at Biblioteca Piccolomini, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On your second day here, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Siena day trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Pisa to Siena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Siena

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

4
nights
Rome

Rome ©
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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rome road trip planning site .

Getting from Siena to Rome by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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