18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy tour planner

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Fly
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Verona
— 1 night
Drive
2
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Alghero, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Fly to Naples, Train to Rome
4
Rome
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Ravello
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 2 nights
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Verona

— 1 night

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
On the 8th (Wed), enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, then take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, and then experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Grotte di Catullo, step into the grandiose world of Castello Scaligero, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Casa Del Clero, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

Plan my day in Verona using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Los Angeles, USA to Verona is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in September, with highs in Verona at 78°F and lows at 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Nightlife

Side Trip

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Piazza San Marco and San Giorgio Maggiore. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Doge's Palace and Basilica di San Marco. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, and contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. September in Venice sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Alghero, Sardinia

— 2 nights

Little Barcelona

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Maria Pia, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Mugoni, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Centro Storico Bosa, then Head underground at Capo Caccia, and then do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Alghero online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Alghero takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. In September, daily temperatures in Alghero can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Visit Pantheon and Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola for their historical value. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, delve into the mystery of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, take a stroll through Trastevere, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Rome online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Alghero to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. September in Rome sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ravello

— 3 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Let the collections at Museo della Carta and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela capture your imagination. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fornillo and Lido Capo di Conca. Explore Ravello's surroundings by going to Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Positano) and Marina di Praia Beach (in Praiano). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ravello - Atrani Walk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and kick back and relax at Lido di Ravello.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ravello day trip planner.

You can drive from Rome to Ravello in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in September, Ravello is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Assisi

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 21st (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Francesco, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Santo Stefano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, then examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Diocesano e Cripta di San Rufino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, then explore the ancient world of Parrocchia Santa Maria Maggiore - Frati Cappuccini Assisi, then contemplate the long history of Basilica di Santa Chiara, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Assisi trip builder.

Traveling by car from Ravello to Assisi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Assisi, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Florence

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at L’importuno di Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Florence road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Florence sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

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.