18 days in Italy & Nice Itinerary

18 days in Italy & Nice Itinerary

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18 days in Italy & Nice Itinerary

Start: Dallas, United States
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h
2
Florence, Italy
— Few hours
Train:  1​h
3
Pisa, Italy
— Few hours
Train:  1​h
4
La Spezia, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h
5
Milan, Italy
— Few hours
Train:  1​h
6
Como, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  4​h
7
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
fly:  2​h
8
Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
9
Palermo, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
10
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Dallas, United States

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You've now added Roman Forum to your itinerary. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, make a trip to Spanish Steps, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary planning app .

Dallas, USA to Rome is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Dallas to Rome due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dallas in May; daily highs in Rome reach 75°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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

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Florence, Italy

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 3rd (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo and then steep yourself in history at L’importuno di Michelangelo.

Discover how to plan a Florence trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. June in Florence sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Pisa, Italy

Pisa
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 3rd (Wed), enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Pisa driving holiday planner.

Take a train from Florence to Pisa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Florence in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 60°F in Pisa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to La Spezia.

Things to do in Pisa

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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La Spezia, Italy

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. On the 3rd (Wed), trek along Cinque Terre Trails, hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, then take a stroll around Vernazza, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Nostra Signora della Neve, and finally take a memorable drive along Ponte Thaon di Revel. Keep things going the next day: trek along Monesteroli, walk around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, and then wander the streets of Portovenere.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the La Spezia trip website .

Traveling by train from Pisa to La Spezia takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. June in La Spezia sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in La Spezia

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Cinque Terre, Portovenere
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Vernazza ©
Vernazza

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Milan, Italy

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): make a trip to Piazza del Duomo.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Milan road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from La Spezia to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Como.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites
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Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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Como, Italy

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
On the 5th (Fri), stroll around Parco Spina verde, then admire the striking features of Villa Olmo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), and finally look for gifts at Mr. Savethewall.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Como online tour builder .

Traveling by train from Milan to Como takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Como sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 61°F at night. You'll set off for Venice on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in Como

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Parco Spina verde ©
Parco Spina verde
Cathedral of Como (Duomo) ©
Cathedral of Como (Duomo)
Villa Olmo ©
Villa Olmo

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Venice, Italy

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 6th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Venice journey maker site .

Drive from Como to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Venice sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Venice

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Ponte di Rialto ©
Ponte di Rialto
Santa Maria dei Miracoli ©
Santa Maria dei Miracoli

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Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Venture out of the city with trips to Ravello (Villa Rufolo & Villa Cimbrone Gardens), Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi) and Vesuvio National Park (in Ottaviano). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, get engrossed in the history at The Neapolis Buried, and get to know the fascinating history of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Naples trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Venice to Naples in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Vesuvio National Park, Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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Palermo, Italy

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then steep yourself in history at Norman Palace, then make a trip to Cattedrale di Palermo, and finally make a trip to Quattro Canti.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Palermo sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Naples to Palermo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Palermo

Tours Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

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Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
On the 11th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Place Garibaldi, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Palermo to Nice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Nice are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games

Side Trip

Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

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