18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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18 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Train:  19​h 15​min
1
Positano
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Naples
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
3
Rome
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
5
Venice
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: London

2
nights
Positano

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.
Popular historic sites such as Duomo di Ravello and San Lorenzo Cathedral are in your itinerary. Relax by the water at Fornillo and Otium Spa Costa d'Amalfi. Get out of town with these interesting Positano side-trips: Lido di Ravello (in Castiglione) and Chiesa dell'Annunziata (in Scala). It doesn't end there: go for a walk through Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods) and kick back and relax at Bagni d'Arienzo.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Positano trip planning website .

Sydney, Australia to Positano is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Traveling from Sydney to Positano, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, you will find days in Positano are colder (17°C), and nights are a bit cooler (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Scala, Ravello, Otium Spa Costa d'Amalfi
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello

3
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei and National Archaeological Museum of Naples. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Museo Cappella Sansevero and Cloister of Santa Chiara. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Galleria Borbonica, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli, take an in-depth tour of Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella del Pontano.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Naples trip planner.

Getting from Positano to Naples by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Naples when traveling from Positano in December, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some cultural insight at Palatine Hill and Piazza Navona. Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, admire the striking features of Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica.

To see ratings and other tourist information, use the Rome tour planning app .

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rome are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Pitti Palace. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Florence vacation builder tool .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

5
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.
Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica di San Marco and Scrovegni Chapel. When in Venice, make a side trip to see Basilica di Sant’Antonio in Padua, approximately 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Ca' d'Oro, contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Venezia, and see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Venice trip builder tool .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in December, things will get little chillier in Venice: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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