18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Milan
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Verona
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Florence
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Turin
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  25 h
End: Campina Grande

1
night
Milan

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, then see La Casa Maledetta, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Milan using our trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Milan is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Milan due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in April: high temperatures in Milan hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Fun & Games Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

3
nights
Verona

Verona ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): visit Quinzano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, then admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta, and finally see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgetto o San Pietro Martire, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, then learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola FlaTio, then do a tasting at Villa Mosconi Bertani, and finally learn about winemaking at Bertani.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Verona road trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Milan to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Wineries Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

7
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. Get a sense of the local culture at Piazzale Michelangelo and Florence Academy of Fine Arts. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Borgo di Lucignano d’Arbia (in Lucignano d'Arbia), Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto, look for all kinds of wild species at Crete Senesi, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Verona to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Florence, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Borgo di Lucignano d’Arbia, Guardastelle Vineyard, Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, Castello di Monterinaldi
Highlights from your plan
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): wander the streets of Portovenere, get to know the fascinating history of Groppo, and then take a stroll around Vernazza.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre road trip planner.

Drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Genoa, Portovenere
Highlights from your plan
Portovenere ©
Portovenere
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church
Vernazza ©
Vernazza

1
night
Turin

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museo Egizio and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Turin travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Turin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cinque Terre in April, expect nights in Turin to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Spas
Highlights from your plan
Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio
Museo Nazionale del Cinema ©
Museo Nazionale del Cinema
Spas

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