18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Venice
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Trento
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Verona
— 2 nights
Train
4
Florence
— 3 nights
Train
5
Rome
— 5 nights
Fly
6
San Vito lo Capo, Sicily
— 2 nights
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Venice

— 3 nights

City of Romance

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica of St. Anthony and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Scrovegni Chapel and Cannaregio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani & Piazza del Santo) and Toni Doro - Il Prosecco (in Vittorio Veneto). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and make a trip to Basilica di San Marco.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Venice road trip app.

Berlin, Germany to Venice is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Venice are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Trento.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Trento

— 2 nights

Painted City

Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali, have fun and explore at MUSE - Science Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Duomo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Duomo Maria Assunta, then get engrossed in the history at South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, and then get to know the fascinating history of Merano Centro Storico.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Trento travel planner.

You can drive from Venice to Trento in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Venice in December, expect slightly colder with lows of -3°C in Trento. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Trento

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

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Verona

— 2 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the galleries of Casa di Giulietta, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, then wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, make a trip to Piazza Bra, then admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Te, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova.

To see ratings and tourist information, use the Verona trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Trento to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Florence

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Centro Storico and The Baptistery of St. John. Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Verona to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Florence, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

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Rome

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Popular historic sites such as Pantheon and Church of St. Louis of the French are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planning tool.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Rome are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can fly to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Rome

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San Vito lo Capo, Sicily

— 2 nights
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stroll through Riserva Naturale Saline Di Trapani E Paceco, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Isuledda, and then stroll through Spiaggia di Macari. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Vito lo Capo road trip planning site.

Getting from Rome to San Vito lo Capo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in San Vito lo Capo. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

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Italy travel guide

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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.