18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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18 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Milan
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Milan
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
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Rome
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence
— 1 night
train:  1​h
5
Pisa
— 1 day
train:  1​h
6
La Spezia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Lucca
— Few hours
bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Florence
— 3 nights
9
Verona
— 1 day
bus:  45​min
10
Sirmione
— 1 night
11
Venice
— 1 night
12
Florence
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
13
Milan
— 1 night
End: Milan

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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.
Lago di Como has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Milan day trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Milan. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Thu) before leaving for Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lago di Como
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Lago di Como ©
Lago di Como

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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 9th (Fri): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

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Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

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

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Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Galleria Borghese and Vatican Museums. Get a sense of the local culture at Palatine Hill and Pantheon. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, tour the pleasant surroundings at Stabilimento Balneare le Palme, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip maker app .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. August in Rome sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Florence

Florence
To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary planning website .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Florence. You'll set off for Pisa on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Florence

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Pisa trip planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Pisa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Pisa are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to La Spezia.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa

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La Spezia

La Spezia ©
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): learn about all things military at Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia and then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Lerici.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our La Spezia trip maker website .

Traveling by train from Pisa to La Spezia takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in La Spezia can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lucca.

Things to do in La Spezia

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castello di Lerici, Portovenere
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Portovenere ©
Portovenere
Castello di Lerici ©
Castello di Lerici
Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia ©
Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia

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Lucca

Lucca ©
Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lucca vacation planning website .

You can drive from La Spezia to Lucca in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August in Lucca, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Florence.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites
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St Martin Cathedral ©
St Martin Cathedral
Torre Guinigi ©
Torre Guinigi

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Florence

Florence ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Basilica di San Lorenzo, examine the collection at Museo di San Marco, browse the exhibits of Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico, browse the exhibits of Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele, then take in the exciting artwork at M.G. Design, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Collezione d’Arte dell’Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, explore the world behind art at Museo Archeologico Nazionale, get curious at Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science, then explore the world behind art at Collezione Contini Bonacossi, and finally don't miss a visit to Ratto della Sabina.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence visit site .

Traveling by bus from Lucca to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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M.G. Design ©
M.G. Design
Museo di San Marco ©
Museo di San Marco
The Boboli Gardens ©
The Boboli Gardens

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta, and finally experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Verona online trip itinerary maker .

Take a train from Florence to Verona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sirmione.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

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Sirmione

Sirmione ©
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sirmione vacation planning website .

Drive from Verona to Sirmione in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Sirmione are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Sirmione

Historic Sites
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Scaligero Castle ©
Scaligero Castle

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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.
On the 19th (Mon), admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Venice journey builder app .

Getting from Sirmione to Venice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Venice, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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

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Florence

Florence ©
Relax by the water at Lido Di Camaiore and Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Baptistery of St. John and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Siena (Piazza del Campo, Siena Cathedral, & more). See even more of Florence: steep yourself in history at Palazzo Vecchio, explore the world behind art at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arciconfraternita Della Misericordia, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre di Arnolfo.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary maker app .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siena
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Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno ©
Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John
Palazzo Vecchio ©
Palazzo Vecchio

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Milan

Milan ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, and then browse the different shops at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan day trip app .

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Il Cenacolo ©
Il Cenacolo
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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