18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy journey planner

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Fly
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Venice
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Verona
— 2 nights
Train
3
Florence
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Montalcino
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Rome
— 3 nights
Train
6
Naples
— 2 nights
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Venice

— 3 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.
You've added Toni Doro - Il Prosecco, MacacoAdventures, Torre dell'Orologio, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Centro Storico, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and admire the striking features of Doge's Palace.

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Washington DC, USA to Venice is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Classes · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 18 — 21:

Verona

— 2 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

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 22nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Arena di Verona, shop like a local with Piazza delle Erbe, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta, then step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Gardaland Park.

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Traveling by car from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Verona are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:

Florence

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step out of Florence to go to Santa Brigida and see Castello del Trebbio, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

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You can take a train from Verona to Florence in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In April, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Montalcino.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 27:

Montalcino

— 2 nights

City of Honey

In the heart of wine country, the hill town of Montalcino offers a glimpse of untouched medieval-era Tuscany.
Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, then learn about winemaking at Podere Il Cocco, and finally admire the striking features of Palazzo Piccolomini.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Montalcino sightseeing planning site.

You can drive from Florence to Montalcino in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Montalcino sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Montalcino

Wineries · Historic Sites · Spas · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

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Getting from Montalcino to Rome by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 3:

Naples

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the world behind art at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri, steep yourself in history at Pompeii Archaeological Park, then explore the ancient world of Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, contemplate the long history of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, and then explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

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Getting from Rome to Naples by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Naples are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 2 — 5:

Italy travel guide

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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.