18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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18 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Fortaleza
Fly:  15​h
1
Venice
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Milan
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Positano
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Maiori
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Fortaleza


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2
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.
Venice is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Venice sightseeing planner.

Fortaleza, Brazil to Venice is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. In April, Venice is colder than Fortaleza - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Milan

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 23rd (Thu), admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then see La Casa Maledetta, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): walk around Il Parco di Villa Erba, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentee di Sort, and then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Milan trip planning app .

Take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Cernobbio
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Florence trip maker app .

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. April in Florence sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip maker tool .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Rome are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): head outdoors with I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos and then take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Positano trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rome to Positano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Positano are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Maiori.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors

Side Trip

I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos
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I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos ©
I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei

4
nights
Maiori

Maiori ©
Maiori is a town and comune on the Amalfi coast in the province of Salerno . You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maiori: Villa Cimbrone Gardens (in Ravello) and Vietri sul Mare (Sol’Art Ceramiche & Le Vigne di Raito). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, take in the waterfront at Pontile Marina Coppola, stroll the grounds of Cimitero Monumentale, and get outside with Monte Finestra.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Maiori online trip planner .

Getting from Positano to Maiori by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Maiori are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Maiori

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Amalfi, Ravello, Vietri sul Mare, Liquorificio Mansi Carlo, Chiesa San Pietro Apostolo
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Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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