18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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18 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Rome
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Pompeii
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Capri
— 3 nights
+4
ferry + foot + subway + foot + train:  6​h
4
Florence
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Siena
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Austin


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4
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You've added Musei Capitolini, Piazza del Campidoglio, Basilica di Santa Maria in Aracoeli, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Pantheon and Palatine Hill. Popular historic sites such as St. Peter's Basilica and Santa Maria Sopra Minerva are in your itinerary. It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rome vacation planner.

Austin, USA to Rome is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Austin in September; daily highs in Rome reach 81°F and lows reach 60°F. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pompeii.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
You've now added Villa dei Misteri to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Villa dei Misteri, delve into the distant past at Temple of Jupiter, don't miss a visit to Terme del Foro, then explore the ancient world of Casa del Fauno, then explore the ancient world of Teatro Grande, and finally delve into the distant past at Odeon - Teatro Piccolo.

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Traveling by train from Rome to Pompeii takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Capri.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites
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Temple of Jupiter ©
Temple of Jupiter
Forum ©
Forum
Villa dei Misteri ©
Villa dei Misteri

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Capri

Capri ©
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Monte Solaro, Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps) and Villa Lysis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Marina Piccola and then trek along Fortini Coastal Walk.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Capri online trip planner .

You can drive from Pompeii to Capri in 2.5 hours. In October in Capri, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 63°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Florence.

Things to do in Capri

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Anacapri
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Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele
Monte Solaro ©
Monte Solaro
Fortini Coastal Walk ©
Fortini Coastal Walk

3
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Florence

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Giardino Bardini, Palazzo Vecchio, and other attractions. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Get some historical perspective at Basilica San Miniato al Monte and The Baptistery of St. John. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and train from Capri to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and train. Traveling from Capri in October, Florence is a bit cooler at night with lows of 54°F. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico has been added to your itinerary. Visit Duomo di Siena and Battistero di San Giovanni for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Torre del Mangia and Facciatone. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Piazza del Campo.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Siena trip planner .

You can take a bus from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Siena are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Venice.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Museums
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Battistero di San Giovanni ©
Battistero di San Giovanni

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Dorsoduro, St Mark's Campanile, Ponte di Rialto, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take a stroll through Cannaregio. On your second day here, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally make a trip to St Mark's Campanile.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Venice journey planner .

Getting from Siena to Venice by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Siena in October, with highs in Venice at 66°F and lows at 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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