18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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18 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Milan
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Positano
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1​h 30​min
5
Salerno
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: London

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

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

London, UK to Milan is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from London to Milan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, Milan is little chillier at night with lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Piazza del Campo (in Siena). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, and ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner .

Getting from Milan to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Milan in December, expect nights in Florence to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Piazza del Campo, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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M.G. Design ©
M.G. Design
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Rome are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Positano

Positano ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Positano: Amalfi (Wine Tours & Tastings, Torre dello Ziro, & more), Ravello (Villa Rufolo, Duomo di Ravello, & more) and S.Maria Maddalena (in Atrani). There's much more to do: Head underground at Grotte di Suppraiano, take in panoramic vistas at Torre di Grado, make a trip to Parocchia di San Luca Evangelista, and enjoy some diversion at Tennis Al Settimo Piano.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Positano trip app .

Traveling by car from Rome to Positano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Rome in December since evenings lows in Positano dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Salerno.

Things to do in Positano

Historic Sites Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ravello, Praiano, Amalfi, S.Maria Maddalena
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Grotte di Suppraiano ©
Grotte di Suppraiano
Tennis Al Settimo Piano ©
Tennis Al Settimo Piano

3
nights
Salerno

Salerno ©
While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Salerno is known for historic sites, parks, museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno, make a trip to Promenade Trieste, and do a tasting at TEMPERE Azienda Vitivinicola f.lli Pica.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Salerno route planning website .

Getting from Positano to Salerno by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Arciconfraternita della Santissima Annunziata e del Santissimo Rosario, Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Chiesa San Pietro a Corte ©
Chiesa San Pietro a Corte
Centro Storico Salerno ©
Centro Storico Salerno

3
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.
Step out of Venice with an excursion to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua--about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Grande, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Salerno to Venice by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Salerno in January: high temperatures in Venice hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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