18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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18 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Drive + Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Venice
— 3 nights
train:  4​h
2
Pisa
— Few hours
train:  1​h
3
Florence
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
train:  4​h
5
Rome
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Amalfi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Pompeii
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Rome
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  17​h 30​min
End: Kansas City


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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dorsoduro, Venice Free Walking Tour and Piazza San Marco. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cannaregio and Scala Contarini del Bovolo. Visit Basilica di San Marco and Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute for their historical value. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, explore the activities along Canal Grande, and admire the striking features of Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Venice online itinerary planner .

Kansas City, USA to Venice is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Pisa.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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hours
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 30th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina, examine the collection at National Museum of Saint Mathew, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria.

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Traveling by car from Venice to Pisa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You've now added Gallerie Degli Uffizi to your itinerary. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Baptistery of St. John and San Gimignano Bell Tower. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: San Gimignano (San Gimignano 1300 & Piazza della Cisterna) and Museo Delle Statue Stele Lunigianesi (in Pontremoli). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Florence sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Pisa to Florence takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Gimignano, Museo Delle Statue Stele Lunigianesi
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

3
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cinque Terre Trails and Levanto Beach. Get some cultural insight at Borgo Storico di Corniglia and Chiesa di Sant'Andrea. Step out of Cinque Terre to go to Pontremoli and see Castello del Piagnaro, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria, admire the striking features of Chiesa Di San Pietro, learn about winemaking at Cinque Terre Walk and Drink, and trek along Sentiero Monterosso - Vernazza.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, use the Cinque Terre trip planning tool .

You can drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Levanto, Castello del Piagnaro
Highlights from your plan
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Borgo Storico di Corniglia ©
Borgo Storico di Corniglia
Chiesa di San Lorenzo ©
Chiesa di San Lorenzo

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.
On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini, then get to know the fascinating history of Altare Della Patria, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip maker tool .

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Rome in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August in Rome, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 69°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Amalfi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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nights
Amalfi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, explore the historical opulence of Castello di San Nicola de Thoro-Plano, view the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello, then don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo, and finally admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria Assunta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiostro del Paradiso, admire the verdant scenery at Valle dei Mulini, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Badia della Santissima Trinita', then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luna Convento, and finally kick back and relax at Lido Capo di Conca.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Amalfi trip builder website .

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. While traveling from Rome, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Amalfi, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 76°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Pompeii.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ravello, Church of Santa Maria Assunta, Lido Capo di Conca, Castello di San Nicola de Thoro-Plano, Badia della Santissima Trinita'
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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day
Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 10th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Lupanar, delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo, delve into the distant past at Terme del Foro, then delve into the distant past at Casa del Fauno, then steep yourself in history at Casa del Poeta Tragico, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Jupiter.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Pompeii route planning website .

You can drive from Amalfi to Pompeii in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Amalfi in August since evenings lows in Pompeii dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lupanar ©
Lupanar
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo
House of Venus in the Shell ©
House of Venus in the Shell

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nights
Rome

Rome ©
To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary site .

Traveling by train from Pompeii to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura ©
Piazza del Campidoglio ©
Piazza del Campidoglio

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