18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rome
— 4 nights
2
Naples
— 3 nights
3
Florence
— 3 nights
4
Venice
— 2 nights
5
Palermo, Sicily
— 4 nights

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.
Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Centrale Montemartini. Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Villa d'Este. Go for a jaunt from Rome to Ostia Antica to see Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary planner.

Paris, France to Rome is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in September: high temperatures in Rome hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa d'Este, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

3
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Step off the beaten path and head to Parco Acheologico di Ercolano and Lungomare Caracciolo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pompeii Archaeological Park and Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Galleria Borbonica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni a Carbonara, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale Ferroviario di Pietrarsa.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Naples online trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Centro Storico and Museo di San Marco. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, explore the venue of Palazzo Strozzi, take an in-depth tour of Corridoio Vasariano, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Florence online travel route planner.

You can take a train from Naples to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Florence can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
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 10th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, take a stroll through Cannaregio, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Venice tour planning site.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Traveling from Florence in October, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©

4
nights
Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
You'll explore and learn at Santuario Santa Rosalia and Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese. Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Cefalu and Palazzo Steri - Chiaramonte - Carcere dei penitenziati. Get out of town with these interesting Palermo side-trips: Castello di Caccamo (in Caccamo) and Santuario Gibilmanna (in Cefalu). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Palazzo Conte Federico, pause for some serene contemplation at Santissimo Salvatore, Palermo, stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and Monastery of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Palermo online attractions planner.

You can fly from Venice to Palermo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cefalu, Castello di Caccamo, Chiostro dei Benedettini, Villa Palagonia, Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese
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Palazzo Conte Federico ©
Palazzo Conte Federico
Duomo di Cefalu ©
Duomo di Cefalu
Castello di Caccamo ©
Castello di Caccamo

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