18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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18 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  15​h
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  4​h 15​min
2
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  3​h
3
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Alghero, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Cabras, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Villasimius, Sardinia
— 3 nights
+3
bus + train + foot + Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Palatine Hill and Vatican Museums are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, and wander the streets of Trastevere.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Rome road trip website .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 15-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Rome, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in August, expect Rome to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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nights
Portoferraio, Elba Island

Portoferraio ©
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia La Sorgente and then stroll through Spiaggia Di Sansone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Padulella Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco.

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You can do a combination of car and ferry from Rome to Portoferraio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of flight, train, and ferry. Traveling from Rome in August, expect nights in Portoferraio to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are slightly colder, around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Spiaggia Di Sansone ©
Spiaggia Di Sansone
Spiaggia La Sorgente ©
Spiaggia La Sorgente
Padulella Beach ©
Padulella Beach

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

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You can do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In August in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, wander the streets of Cannaregio, then take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Zaccaria.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary maker tool .

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Venice, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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Alghero, Sardinia

Alghero ©
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 22nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Maria Pia and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Mugoni. On your second day here, Head underground at Capo Caccia, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Alghero journey planning tool .

You can fly from Venice to Alghero in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cabras.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Spiaggia di Maria Pia ©
Spiaggia di Maria Pia
Capo Caccia ©
Capo Caccia
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Cabras, Sardinia

Cabras ©
On the 24th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Mari Ermi and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia tra San Giovanni di Sinis e Is Aruttas. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Is Arutas, enjoy the sand and surf at I Gatti di Su Pallosu, and then stroll through Sa Mesa Longa.

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You can drive from Alghero to Cabras in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Villasimius.

Things to do in Cabras

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

San Vero Milis
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Spiaggia di Is Arutas ©
Spiaggia di Is Arutas
Sa Mesa Longa ©
Sa Mesa Longa
Spiaggia Mari Ermi ©
Spiaggia Mari Ermi

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nights
Villasimius, Sardinia

Villasimius ©
We've included these beaches for you: Spiaggia Cala San Stefano and Spiaggia di Porto Sa Ruxi. Get in touch with nature at Cala Tramazzu and Cala Pira.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Villasimius online trip planner .

Drive from Cabras to Villasimius in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Villasimius are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Villasimius

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cala Pira, Spiaggia di Solanas, Cala Sinzias
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Cala Pira ©
Cala Pira
Spiaggia di Solanas ©
Spiaggia di Solanas
Cala Sinzias ©
Cala Sinzias

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