18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip itinerary maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pisa
Fly
3
Rome
— 3 nights
Train
4
Naples
— 1 night
Drive
5
Pompeii
— 1 night
Drive
6
Positano
— 5 nights
Drive
7
Raito
— 4 nights
Drive to Naples International Airport, Fly to Bristol Airport

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Florence

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

Bristol, UK to Florence is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Bristol to Florence is 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 28 — 30:

Pisa

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Leaning Tower of Pisa, appreciate the extensive heritage of Knights’ Square, and then admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Pisa sightseeing planner.

Drive from Florence to Pisa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Pisa, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 30 — 31:

Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 31st (Mon), make a trip to Trevi Fountain, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome online visit planner.

Fly from Pisa to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Pisa in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 2:

Naples

— 1 night
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, then don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, then see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Naples trip maker tool.

Take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Pompeii.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 3:

Pompeii

— 1 night

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei, delve into the distant past at Oplonti Villa di Poppea Ruins, delve into the distant past at Forum, then admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri, and finally make a trip to Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, read our Pompeii route maker.

Pompeii is very close to Naples. In June in Pompeii, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 4:

Positano

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Positano: Chiesa di San Pancrazio Martire (in Conca dei Marini), Sorrento (Wine Tours & Tastings, St Francis Church and Convent, &more) and Amalfi (Museo della Carta, Cloister del Paradiso, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for all kinds of wild species at Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience, and head outdoors with Walk of the Gods.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Positano travel planner.

Traveling by car from Pompeii to Positano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Positano sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Raito.

Things to do in Positano

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 9:

Raito

— 4 nights
Raito is known for . Your plan includes some of its best attractions: shop like a local with Sol’Art Ceramiche, don't miss a visit to Spiaggia della Crestarella, explore the world behind art at Museo della Ceramica, and head outdoors with Il Calypso Stabilimento Balneare.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Raito day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Positano to Raito takes 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Raito

Outdoors · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 14:

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

Vietri sul Mare travel guide

3.6
Art Galleries · Landmarks · Wineries & Vineyards
Vietri sul Mare is a town and comune in the province of Salerno, in the Campania region of southern Italy. It is situated just west of Salerno, separated from the Port of Salerno by only a harbour wall. The town is known for its polychrome ceramics, a tradition since at least the 15th century, and is considered to be the gateway to the Amalfi Coast.The main landmark is the Church of St. John the Baptist, a late Neapolitan Renaissance style building with a high bell tower. There are numerous buildings displaying ceramics, including the Museo Provinciale della Ceramica in the nearby village of Raito.GeographyThe town is bordered by Cava de' Tirreni, Cetara, Maiori and Salerno. The quarter by the sea, named Marina di Vietri is located to the south of the town. The other frazioni are Albori, Benincasa, Dragonea (including the localities of Iaconti and San Vincenzo) and Molina.LandmarksThe principal church in Vietri sul Mare is the Church of St. John the Baptist, a late Neapolitan Renaissance style building with a high bell tower. A previous church dated from the 10th century. It contains a coffered gold ceiling, a 17th century marble altar, an albaster statue of the Saint, and an 11th century wooden crucifix. The Confraternity of the Annunciation and the Rosary dates to the 17th century and is noted for its facade decorated with pottery. Other notable churches include the 16th century Church of the Madonna delle Grazie in Raito, the Church of Santa Margherita in Albori and the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Benincasa.

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