18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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18 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Exeter
+4
Fly + Bus + Train + Foot + Ferry:  8 h 45 min
1
Positano
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Rome
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Verona
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
5
Bardolino
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Venice
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Train:  6 h 30 min
End: Exeter

4
nights
Positano

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Cloister del Paradiso. Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and Lido di Ravello will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Positano: Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale (in Ravello), Sentiero dei Limoni (in Maiori) and Spiaggia di castiglione (in Castiglione). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and identify plant and animal life at Valle delle Ferriere.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Positano trip tool .

Exeter, UK to Positano is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight, train, and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, flight, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Exeter to Positano due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Lido Capo di Conca, Sentiero dei Limoni
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Fishing Charters & Tours
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

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.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Get in touch with nature at Catacombe di San Callisto and Scuba & Snorkeling. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome holiday maker .

You can drive from Positano to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get in touch with nature at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Ponte Vecchio. Step out of Florence with an excursion to Castello del Trebbio in Santa Brigida--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and steep yourself in history at L’importuno di Michelangelo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip site .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Florence, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Castello del Trebbio
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

2
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.
On the 6th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family, explore the historical opulence of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, then take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, make a trip to Piazza Bra, then step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Anastasia.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Verona online day trip planner .

Take a train from Florence to Verona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bardolino.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

2
nights
Bardolino

Bardolino ©
Bardolino is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 130km west of Venice and about 25km northwest of Verona.GeographyLocated on the eastern shore of Lake Garda, Bardolino borders the following municipalities: Affi, Cavaion Veronese, Costermano, Garda, Lazise, Manerba del Garda, Moniga del Garda, Padenghe sul Garda, and Pastrengo. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museo Dell'olio D'oliva, explore the activities along Lago di Garda, and then learn about winemaking at Villa Calicantus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castello Scaligero and then find something for the whole family at Gardaland Park.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bardolino tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Verona to Bardolino in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. August in Bardolino sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bardolino

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Gardaland Park, Lago di Garda, Castello Scaligero
Highlights from your plan
Gardaland Park ©
Gardaland Park
Lago di Garda ©
Lago di Garda
Villa Calicantus ©
Villa Calicantus

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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazza San Marco and Campo del Ghetto. Take a break from the city and head to Canal Grande and Le Tegnue dell'Alto Adriatico. Change things up with a short trip to PDC Cartizze in Valdobbiadene (about 1h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, do a tasting at Venissa - Vigna Murata, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and take advantage of the amenities at Bagni Alberoni.

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Getting from Bardolino to Venice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

PDC Cartizze, Le Tegnue dell'Alto Adriatico
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

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