18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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18 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Venice
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome
— 3 nights
train + subway:  3​h
4
Ravello
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Naples
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: San Antonio

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazza San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Doge's Palace and Basilica di San Marco. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio) and Verona (Cappella dei Notai, Piazza delle Erbe, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Campo del Ghetto.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice route maker .

San Antonio, USA to Venice is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from San Antonio to Venice due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Antonio in March: high temperatures in Venice hover around 58°F and lows are around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Verona, Padua
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazzale Michelangelo. Appreciate the collections at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Basilica di Santa Croce. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Siena (Silvia Tanganelli & Nature & Wildlife Tours) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, and don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Florence are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Siena, Castello del Trebbio
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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 historical perspective at Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Get a sense of the local culture at Pantheon and Palatine Hill. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Trastevere, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and delve into the mystery of Catacombe di San Callisto.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rome online vacation planner .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In March in Rome, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Popular historic sites such as Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Fornillo and Spiaggia Grande. Change things up with a short trip to Miniaci Art Gallery in Positano (about 40 minutes away).

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ravello trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 54°F in Ravello. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Naples.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Positano, Valle delle Ferriere
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

4
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Head to Sol’Art Ceramiche and Ospedale delle Bambolefor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Cappella Sansevero and Certosa e Museo di San Martino Napoli. Venture out of the city with trips to Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori (in Vietri sul Mare) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Positano). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Museodivino, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, and explore the gorgeous colors at Posillipo.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples day trip planning site .

You can drive from Ravello to Naples in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and subway; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Naples when traveling from Ravello in March, with lows around 46°F. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Naples

Wildlife Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Vietri sul Mare, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Sol’Art Ceramiche ©
Sol’Art Ceramiche
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

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