18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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Venice
— 3 nights
2
Milan
— 1 night
3
Florence
— 3 nights
4
Siena
— 2 nights
5
Positano
— 3 nights
6
Pompeii
— 1 night
7
Rome
— 4 nights

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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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip site.

Kalamazoo, USA to Venice is an approximately 17-hour combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Kalamazoo to Venice due to the time zone difference. In September in Venice, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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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.
On the 6th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then see La Casa Maledetta, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Milan tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Venice to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September in Milan, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to take a 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

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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Siena

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): make a trip to Piazza del Campo and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. On the next day, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, gain insight at Scuola di Cucina di Lella, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, then admire the masterpieces at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francesco.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Siena road trip site.

Traveling by car from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Siena

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Scuola di Cucina di Lella ©
Scuola di Cucina di Lella
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

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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 Positano's surroundings by going to Amalfi (Museo della Carta & Duomo di Sant'Andrea) and Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Villa Rufolo, &more). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso, get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, and go for a walk through Positano.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Positano trip builder tool.

You can drive from Siena to Positano in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, subway, and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, subway, and bus. Traveling from Siena in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Positano, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pompeii.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Amalfi, Ravello, Amalfi Coast
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

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Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Casa del Fauno, don't miss a visit to Forum Baths, explore the ancient world of Temple of Jupiter, then contemplate the long history of Villa dei Misteri, and finally contemplate the long history of Pompeii Archaeological Park.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Pompeii online trip planner.

You can drive from Positano to Pompeii in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Villa dei Misteri ©
Villa dei Misteri
Casa del Fauno ©
Casa del Fauno

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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 now added RomeConcerts to your itinerary. When in Rome, make a side trip to see Macchina di Santa Rosa in Viterbo, approximately Viterbo away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

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

Getting from Pompeii to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Vatican City, Macchina di Santa Rosa
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 19:
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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