18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Colmar
+2
Train + Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Lecce
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Naples
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
5
Bologna
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Trento
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
End: Colmar

2
nights
Lecce

Lecce ©
Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Lecce. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Croce, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale Di Otranto, and then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Otranto.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lecce trip planner.

Colmar, France to Lecce is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of train, shuttle, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Colmar in July, things will get a bit warmer in Lecce: highs are around 38°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Otranto, Grotta della Poesia, Channel Ciolo
Highlights from your plan
Channel Ciolo ©
Channel Ciolo
Cattedrale Di Otranto ©
Cattedrale Di Otranto
Centro Storico Otranto ©
Centro Storico Otranto

3
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Do some cultural sightseeing at Borgo Medievale di Agropoli and Monte Cassino. Get some historical perspective at Galleria Borbonica and Castel dell'Ovo. Step out of Naples to go to Paestum and see Paestum Ruins, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples, delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gesu Nuovo Church.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lecce to Naples takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Monte Cassino, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Borgo Medievale di Agropoli, Paestum Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Borgo Medievale di Agropoli ©
Borgo Medievale di Agropoli
Monte Cassino ©
Monte Cassino
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica

3
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Get some cultural insight at San Damiano and Basilica di Santa Chiara. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto and Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Assisi: Grotte di Frasassi (in Genga), Civita di Bagnoregio (in Bagnoregio) and Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, steep yourself in history at Eremo delle Carceri, and take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata delle Marmore.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Assisi trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Naples to Assisi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Naples in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Assisi, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Grotte di Frasassi, Civita di Bagnoregio, Cascata delle Marmore, Duomo di Orvieto, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto
Highlights from your plan
San Damiano ©
San Damiano
Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto ©
Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto
Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Visit Abbazia di San Galgano and Historic Centre of San Gimignano for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Duomo di Pisa and Centro Storico. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of L’importuno di Michelangelo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John, and get curious at Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Florence planner.

You can drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Duomo di Pisa, Abbazia di San Galgano, Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

3
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castello di Gradara and Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano. Kids will appreciate attractions like Altamarea Beach Village and Playa del Sol. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bologna: Castello Estense (in Ferrara), Basilica of St. Anthony (in Padua) and Basilica San Vitale (in Ravenna). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca and explore the galleries of Palazzo Te.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bologna travel app.

You can take a train from Florence to Bologna in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In August in Bologna, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Trento.

Things to do in Bologna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Castello Estense, Basilica of St. Anthony, Basilica San Vitale, Palazzo Te, Playa del Sol
Highlights from your plan
Altamarea Beach Village ©
Altamarea Beach Village
Playa del Sol ©
Playa del Sol
Castello di Gradara ©
Castello di Gradara

3
nights
Trento

Trento ©
Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Get some cultural insight at Arco Castle and Piazza Duomo. Visit Santuario di San Romedio and Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Borghetto sul Mincio (in Valeggio Sul Mincio), Castel Thun (in Ton) and Lago di Molveno (in Molveno). There's more to do: get curious at MUSE - Science Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Trento trip maker.

Getting from Bologna to Trento by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Trento sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Trento

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Arco Castle, Borghetto sul Mincio, Castel Thun, Lago di Molveno, Santuario di San Romedio
Highlights from your plan
Arco Castle ©
Arco Castle
Castel Thun ©
Castel Thun
Santuario di San Romedio ©
Santuario di San Romedio

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