18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy route planner

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Fly
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive to Piombino, Ferry to Portoferraio
3
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Rome
4
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Lampedusa
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Taormina, Sicily
— 1 night
Fly
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San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Alghero, Sardinia
— 2 nights
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Venice

— 2 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and Cannaregio. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Dorsoduro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and admire the striking features of Torre dell'Orologio.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Venice travel itinerary planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Venice is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In June in Venice, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Parks

Florence

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as San Gimignano Bell Tower and Food Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Piazza del Duomo (in San Gimignano) and Tenuta Torciano (in Ulignano). There's lots more to do: stop by Tuscany in a Bottle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale del Bargello.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Florence, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Portoferraio, Elba Island

— 1 night
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): stroll through Spiaggia di Capo Bianco, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Seccione, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Di Sansone, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia La Sorgente, and finally don't miss a visit to Villa Romana delle Grotte.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Portoferraio trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Florence to Portoferraio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. While traveling from Florence, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Portoferraio, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wine Tours & Tastings and Colle Aventino. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, ponder the design of Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, and pause for some photo ops at La Pieta.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome attractions app.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. While traveling from Portoferraio, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Lampedusa

— 2 nights
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
On the 12th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia dei Conigli, kick back and relax at Cala Pulcino, then look for all kinds of wild species at Centro Recupero Tartarughe Marine, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Maluk, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): make a trip to Archivio Storico Lampedusa, head outdoors with Mare Morto, visit a coastal fixture at Faro di Capo Grecale, don't miss a visit to Cala Calandra, then kick back and relax at Cala Croce Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Santuario di Nostra Signora di Lampedusa, Lampedusa.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lampedusa trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Lampedusa by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in June: highs in Lampedusa hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Taormina.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Taormina, Sicily

— 1 night
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
On the 14th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Varo, don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, then kick back and relax at Lido La Dolce Vita, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally skim along the rocks with Sicily Legend.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Taormina online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lampedusa to Taormina in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Lampedusa in June, expect nights in Taormina to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Taormina

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

San Teodoro, Sardinia

— 3 nights
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spiaggia La Cinta and Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo. Visiting Lu Impostu Beach and L'Area Naturale Marina Protetta Tavolara - Punta Coda Cavallo will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Tenute Olbios (in Olbia), Spiaggia del Dottore (in Murta Maria) and Spiaggia Isuledda (in Macari). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Brandinchi, ride a horse along Maneggio La Cinta, stroll through Spiaggia Sa Capannizza, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Teodoro road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Taormina to San Teodoro takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Taormina in June, plan for little chillier nights in San Teodoro, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Alghero.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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 18th (Fri): kick back and relax at Lido San Giovanni, take advantage of the amenities at Stabilimento Balneare Rosanna, then enjoy the sand and surf at Summer Dream, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Maria Pia, and finally learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri. On the next day, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Mugoni, and then enjoy the sand and surf at spiaggia di Porto Ferro.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Alghero vacation planner.

Traveling by car from San Teodoro to Alghero takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Alghero can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.