18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
— 1 night
— 4 nights
Train to Napoli Centrale, Ferry to Capri
Capri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
— 1 night


Cinque Terre — 3 nights

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): get up close to creatures of the deep with 5 Terre Pelagos Boat Tours, then trek along Sentiero Vernazza a Corniglia, and then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read Cinque Terre trip itinerary maker tool.

Granada, Spain to Cinque Terre is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Granada in July: highs in Cinque Terre hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Pisa.
Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Historic Sites
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Pisa — 1 night

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Leaning Tower of Pisa has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): make a trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Pisa sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to Pisa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Pisa are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sat) before leaving for Rome.
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Rome — 4 nights

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 Stanze di Raffaello and Welcome To Rome. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Villa Borghese and Piazza Venezia. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Vatican Necropolis, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rome day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Pisa to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Capri.
Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
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Capri, Island of Capri — 2 nights

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to I Faraglioni and Blue Grotto. Escape the urban bustle at Monte Solaro and White Grotta. On the 22nd (Fri), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, visit a coastal fixture at Punta Carena Lighthouse, take a memorable drive along Via Krupp, and surround yourself with nature on Nesea Capri.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Capri journey planner.

Do a combination of train and ferry from Rome to Capri in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. July in Capri sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Positano.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature
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Positano — 3 nights

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santa Maria Assunta. On the next day, get outside with Outdoor Activities, enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, and then kick back and relax at Arienzo Beach Club, Positano.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Positano route planner.

You can ride a ferry from Capri to Positano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Venice.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Venice — 2 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazza San Marco and Centro Storico di Venezia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dorsoduro and Cannaregio. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Positano to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Positano in July, expect little chillier with lows of 67°F in Venice. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Verona.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Nature
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Verona — 1 night

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 28th (Thu), catch a live performance at Arena di Verona, appreciate the history behind Arca di Cangrande I, then explore the world behind art at AMO - Arena Museo Opera, and finally explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Verona trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. In July in Verona, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife
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Italy travel guide

Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Amalfi Coast travel guide

Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.