18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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18 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Bournemouth
train + Fly:  6​h
1
Verona
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Lazise
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Marino
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rimini
— 1 night
train:  1​h
6
Loreto
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Assisi
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
8
Perugia
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
9
Siena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
10
San Gimignano
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
12
Pisa
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
13
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
+3
train + foot + Fly + train:  9​h 15​min
End: Bournemouth

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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.
On the 3rd (Fri), steep yourself in history at I Portoni della Bra, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, then explore the ancient world of Porta dei Borsari, and finally experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Verona vacation app .

Bournemouth, UK to Verona is an approximately 6-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In April, Verona is somewhat warmer than Bournemouth - with highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lazise.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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I Portoni della Bra ©
I Portoni della Bra
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

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Lazise

Lazise ©
Lazise is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 120km west of Venice and about 20km northwest of Verona. On the 4th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Movieland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Mura di Lazise, stroll the grounds of Cimitero di Guerra Tedesco, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Basilica Madonna della Corona, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parco Archeologico Naturalistico della Rocca di Manerba del Garda, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Pietro in Mavino.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lazise trip site .

Lazise is very close to Verona. In April in Lazise, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Lazise

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Parco Archeologico Naturalistico della Rocca di Manerba del Garda, Chiesa di San Pietro in Mavino, Cimitero di Guerra Tedesco, Santuario Basilica Madonna della Corona
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Movieland Park ©
Movieland Park
Chiesa di San Pietro in Mavino ©
Chiesa di San Pietro in Mavino
Cimitero di Guerra Tedesco ©
Cimitero di Guerra Tedesco

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then steep yourself in history at Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, wander the streets of Cannaregio, then don't miss a visit to Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Venice online trip maker .

Getting from Lazise to Venice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. April in Venice sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Marino.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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San Marino

San Marino ©
On the 8th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Torri di San Marino.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Marino trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Venice to San Marino by car takes about 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in San Marino can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rimini.

Things to do in San Marino

Historic Sites
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Torri di San Marino ©
Torri di San Marino

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Rimini

Rimini ©
A popular resort town on Italy's east coast, Rimini has been an inhabited settlement since prehistoric times.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Borgo San Giuliano, examine the collection at Italy in Miniature, then contemplate the long history of Antica Pescheria di Piazza Cavour, then steep yourself in history at Piazza Tre Martiri, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo della Citta di Rimini.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rimini online tour planner .

Getting from San Marino to Rimini by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Marino in April: highs in Rimini hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Loreto.

Things to do in Rimini

Historic Sites Museums
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Antica Pescheria di Piazza Cavour ©
Italy in Miniature ©
Italy in Miniature
Museo della Citta di Rimini ©
Museo della Citta di Rimini

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night
Loreto

Loreto
Loreto, a hill town, is a comune of the Italian province of Ancona, in the Marche and most commonly known as the seat of the Basilica della Santa Casa, a popular Catholic pilgrimage site.LocationLoreto is located 127m above sea level on the right bank of the Musone river and 22km by rail south-southeast of Ancona; like many places in the Marche, it provides good views from the Apennines to the Adriatic.Main sightsThe city's main monuments occupy the four sides of the piazza: the college of the Jesuits; the Palazzo Comunale (formerly the Palazzo Apostolico), designed by Bramante, that houses an art gallery with works of Lorenzo Lotto, Vouet and Annibale Carracci as well as a collection of maiolica, and the Shrine of the Holy House (Santuario della Santa Casa). To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Loreto trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by train from Rimini to Loreto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Loreto are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You will leave for Assisi on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Loreto

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
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Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, then make a trip to Eremo delle Carceri, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria Maggiore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Andrea, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Nuova.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Assisi vacation planning tool .

Traveling by car from Loreto to Assisi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Perugia.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Spello
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San Damiano ©
San Damiano
Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara

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Perugia

Perugia ©
Though it features Etruscan defensive walls and a medieval town center, Perugia is perhaps best known for its fine chocolate and annual chocolate festival.
On the 12th (Sun), make a trip to Corso Vannucci, do a tasting at Vineria del Carmine, see the interesting displays at Perugina Chocolate Factory, then explore the ancient world of Arco Etrusco, and finally delve into the distant past at Porta Sole.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Perugia trip planner .

Perugia is very close to Assisi. In April in Perugia, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Siena.

Things to do in Perugia

Historic Sites Wineries Shopping
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Vineria del Carmine ©
Vineria del Carmine
Arco Etrusco ©
Arco Etrusco
Porta Sole ©
Porta Sole

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Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 13th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Clemente in Santa Maria dei Servi, then steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Siena Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Casa di Santa Caterina.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Siena road trip app .

You can take a bus from Perugia to Siena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Casa di Santa Caterina ©
Casa di Santa Caterina

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San Gimignano

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Mura di San Gimignano, then take in the exciting artwork at La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of San Gimignano, and finally do a tasting at Fattoria Il Piano - Vineyard.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Gimignano day trip app .

Traveling by car from Siena to San Gimignano takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites Wineries Shopping
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Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Fattoria Il Piano ©
Fattoria Il Piano
Mura di San Gimignano ©
Mura di San Gimignano

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and then identify plant and animal life at Parco Chico Mendes.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Florence tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from San Gimignano to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Florence sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Parco Chico Mendes
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Basilica romanica di San Piero a Grado, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Michele Degli Scalzi, get to know the fascinating history of Knights' Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Michele in Borgo, then steep yourself in history at Casa Natale di Galileo Galilei, and finally delve into the distant past at Arsenale.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Pisa online route maker .

You can take a train from Florence to Pisa in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
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Basilica romanica di San Piero a Grado ©
Knights’ Square ©
Knights’ Square
Arsenale ©
Arsenale

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Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria, then trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica dei Fieschi.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cinque Terre online itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Pisa to Cinque Terre takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Trails Parks

Side Trip

Basilica dei Fieschi
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Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Basilica dei Fieschi ©
Basilica dei Fieschi

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