18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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18 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  24​h
1
Rome
— 2 nights
train + subway:  3​h
2
Amalfi
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Florence
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Venice
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
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: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

Plan a Rome trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Rome. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Rome at 32°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Amalfi

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amalfi: Positano (Il Sentiero Degli Dei & Fornillo). And it doesn't end there: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, stop by Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso, and make a trip to Villa Rufolo.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Amalfi travel itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Amalfi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Amalfi when traveling from Rome in September, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Amalfi

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Positano
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei

3
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Assisi: Wild Foods Italy (in Montefalco), Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio (in Mercatello) and Famiglia Buccelletti Winery (in Castiglion Fiorentino). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, and explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Assisi online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Amalfi to Assisi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Amalfi in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Assisi, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Famiglia Buccelletti Winery, Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio, Wild Foods Italy
Highlights from your plan
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step out of Florence to go to Pisa and see Leaning Tower of Pisa, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Florence journey builder site .

Traveling by car from Assisi to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio & Scrovegni Chapel) and Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Piazza delle Erbe, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Venice road trip planning tool .

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in October, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Verona, Padua
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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