18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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18 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  17​h
1
Venice
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Verona
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Assisi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Amalfi
— 2 nights
taxi + subway:  1​h 30​min
6
Naples
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Rome
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Mexico City

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Kids will appreciate attractions like Canal Grande and Ponte di Rialto. Step out of Venice with an excursion to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua--about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and get to know the fascinating history of Campo del Ghetto.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Venice road trip app .

Mexico City, Mexico to Venice is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Mexico City in April, with highs in Venice at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
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 8th (Wed): wander the streets of Quinzano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, then 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.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Verona trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In April, daytime highs in Verona are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Basilica di Santa Croce will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Piazzale Michelangelo and Pitti Palace. Step out of Florence with an excursion to Castello del Trebbio in Santa Brigida--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Florence visit planner.

You can take a train from Verona to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Florence are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

1
night
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 12th (Sun), learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, contemplate the long history of San Damiano, then make a trip to Eremo delle Carceri, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Assisi tour planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Florence in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Assisi, with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Amalfi.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, then view the masterpieces at Absolute Positano, then kick back and relax at Fornillo, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina di Praia Beach. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Otium Spa Costa d'Amalfi, take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello, then make a trip to Villa Rufolo, and finally stroll through Villa Cimbrone Gardens.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Amalfi trip planning website .

Getting from Assisi to Amalfi by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Assisi in April, Amalfi is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Amalfi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Positano, Otium Spa Costa d'Amalfi, Marina di Praia Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister of Santa Chiara, then do a tasting at Le Vigne di Raito, then view the masterpieces at Sol’Art Ceramiche, and finally steep yourself in history at Pompeii Archaeological Park. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Marina Di Vietri, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and subway from Amalfi to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Amalfi in April since evenings lows in Naples dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vietri sul Mare, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Marina Di Vietri
Highlights from your plan
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

4
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 Colosseum and Pantheon. Bring the kids along to Trevi Fountain and Palatine Hill. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rome online trip itinerary maker .

Take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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