18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25 h
1
Rome
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Naples
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Milan
— 3 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Melbourne

5
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Castello Orsini-Odescalchi and Viterbo Historic Centre. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Monastero Di S.Benedetto and Necropoli della Banditaccia. Venture out of the city with trips to Museo Storico Piana delle Orme (in Borgo Faiti), Chiesa Madonna del Parto (in Sutri) and Abbazia di Fossanova (in Fossanova). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Castello Caetani, take an in-depth tour of Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa dei Santissimi Martiri Giapponesi, and take in the exciting artwork at Mostra Permanente Tommaso Gismondi.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planning app.

Melbourne, Australia to Rome is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Rome: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Viterbo, Anagni, Chiesa di San Pietro, Castello Caetani, Museo Storico Piana delle Orme
Find places to stay May 1 — 6:
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Abbazia di Fossanova ©
Abbazia di Fossanova
Museo Storico Piana delle Orme ©
Museo Storico Piana delle Orme
Necropoli della Banditaccia
Necropoli della Banditaccia

3
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Silk and Comprensorio Archeologico Minturnae. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cattedrale di Pozzuoli and Baia Archeological Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Ercolano (Partem Domus lignea - Casa del Tramezzo di Legno & Casa di Nettuno e Anfitrite), Basilica Benedettina di Sant'Angelo in Formis (in Sant'Angelo in Formis) and Mitreo (in Santa Maria Capua Vetere). There's still lots to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours and don't miss a visit to Eremo di San Vitaliano.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Naples travel planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Ercolano, Pozzuoli, Caserta, Comprensorio Archeologico Minturnae, Basilica Benedettina di Sant'Angelo in Formis
Find places to stay May 6 — 9:
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Mitreo ©
Mitreo
Eremo di San Vitaliano ©
Eremo di San Vitaliano

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Rocchetta Mattei and Arezzo Cathedral. Let the collections at Convento di San Francesco and Corridoio Vasariano capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary (in Chiusi della Verna), San Domenico Church (in Arezzo) and Castello dei Conti Guidi di Poppi (in Poppi). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Pieve di San Pietro di Roffeno.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Florence road trip app.

You can take a train from Naples to Florence in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Naples in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Florence. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Arezzo, Convento di San Francesco, Pieve di San Pietro di Roffeno, La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary, Rocchetta Mattei
Find places to stay May 9 — 12:
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Arezzo Cathedral ©
Arezzo Cathedral
La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary ©
La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary
Rocchetta Mattei ©
Rocchetta Mattei

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 12th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Martino, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria e San Donato, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca, and finally contemplate the long history of Piazza dei Signori. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata lungo la restera, appreciate the extensive heritage of Passeggiata Lungo il Fiume Sile, steep yourself in history at Mura di Treviso, thendon't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Treviso, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Lucia.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Treviso, Church of Santa Maria e San Donato, Chiesa di San Martino, Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca, Piazza dei Signori
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:
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Centro Storico di Treviso
Centro Storico di Treviso
Passeggiata lungo la restera ©
Passeggiata lungo la restera

3
nights
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.
Abbazia di Chiaravalle and Castello di Malpaga will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Castello di Chignolo Po and Santuario di Caravaggio - Santa Maria del Fronte. Venture out of the city with trips to Musei Civici Di Palazzo Farnese (in Piacenza), Rocca d'Olgisio (in Pianello Val Tidone) and Archeopark (in Boario Terme). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Giulio, contemplate the long history of Varallo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Milan trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Venice to Milan in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Varallo, Musei Civici Di Palazzo Farnese, Rocca d'Olgisio, Santuario del SS Crocifisso di Boca, Castello di Malpaga
Find places to stay May 14 — 17:
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Castello di Chignolo Po ©
Castello di Chignolo Po
Rocca d'Olgisio ©
Rocca d'Olgisio

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