18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Florence
— 2 nights
2
Castelnuovo del Garda
— 3 nights
3
Sirmione
— 1 night
4
Lazise
— 2 nights
5
Verona
— 3 nights
6
Venice
— 3 nights
7
Peschiera del Garda
— 3 nights

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): steep yourself in history at L’importuno di Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, thendon't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, thenadmire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Florence is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in September; daily highs in Florence reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can take a train to Castelnuovo del Garda.

Things to do in Florence

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

3
nights
Castelnuovo del Garda

Castelnuovo del Garda ©
Castelnuovo del Garda is an Italian comune (municipality), in the Province of Verona, in Veneto, on a couple of morainic hills few kilometers south-east from Garda lake. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): get in on the family fun at Gardaland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Ducale Mantova, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Borghetto sul Mincio, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Gardaland SEA LIFE Aquarium.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Castelnuovo del Garda trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Florence to Castelnuovo del Garda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Florence in October: highs in Castelnuovo del Garda hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Sirmione.

Things to do in Castelnuovo del Garda

Theme Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Valeggio Sul Mincio, Palazzo Ducale Mantova
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Gardaland Park ©
Gardaland Park
Palazzo Ducale Mantova
Palazzo Ducale Mantova
Borghetto sul Mincio ©
Borghetto sul Mincio

1
night
Sirmione

Sirmione ©
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). On the 4th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Sirmione, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Chiesetta di S. Anna, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally do a tasting at Cascina Maddalena. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Castello Scaligero, thenexplore the ancient world of Grotte di Catullo, thenkick back and relax at Jamaica Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Pietro in Mavino.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sirmione trip planner.

Sirmione is just a short distance from Castelnuovo del Garda. In October, daytime highs in Sirmione are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lazise.

Things to do in Sirmione

Historic Sites Outdoors Wineries
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Castello Scaligero ©
Castello Scaligero
Grotte di Catullo ©
Grotte di Catullo
Cascina Maddalena ©
Cascina Maddalena

2
nights
Lazise

Lazise ©
Lazise is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 120km west of Venice and about 20km northwest of Verona. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): make a trip to Mura di Lazise, stop by Manufacto Galleria Artigiana, make a trip to Lungolago di Lazise, don't miss a visit to Chiesa di San Nicolo, thenexplore the historical opulence of Scaliger Castle in Malcesine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa della Santissima Trinita. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Tinazzi, stroll the grounds of Cimitero di Guerra Tedesco, thenexplore the activities along Lago di Garda, and finally admire the masterpieces at Bottega d'Arte Benaco.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lazise road trip website.

You can drive from Sirmione to Lazise in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In October in Lazise, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Lazise

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chiesa della Santissima Trinita, Cimitero di Guerra Tedesco, Lago di Garda, Scaliger Castle in Malcesine
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Lago di Garda ©
Lago di Garda
Scaliger Castle in Malcesine ©
Scaliger Castle in Malcesine
Lungolago di Lazise
Lungolago di Lazise

3
nights
Verona

Verona ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the views from Ponte Pietra, see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, thenshop like a local with Piazza delle Erbe, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Cappella dei Notai, and finally make a trip to Piazza Bra. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit Quinzano, see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa delle Sante Teuteria e Tosca, thensteep yourself in history at Museo di Castelvecchio, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally take in the views from Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio).

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Verona road trip app.

Verona is just a stone's throw from Lazise. In October in Verona, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, and explore the galleries of Doge's Palace.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Venice holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In October, daily temperatures in Venice can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Peschiera del Garda.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Peschiera del Garda

Peschiera del Garda ©
Peschiera del Garda is a town and comune in the province of Verona, in Veneto, Italy. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Caserma XXX Maggio, get to know the fascinating history of Citta Murata di Peschiera del Garda, thenmake a trip to Porta Brescia, thenget outside with Pista Ciclabile del fiume Mincio, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario della Madonna del Frassino. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Bracco Baldo Beach, thentake in the pleasant sights at Passeggiata Cappuccini / Fornaci, and then don't miss a visit to Forte Ardietti di Ponti sul Mincio.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Peschiera del Garda online road trip planner.

Drive from Venice to Peschiera del Garda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Peschiera del Garda

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Torre di San Martino della Battaglia , Forte Ardietti di Ponti sul Mincio
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Santuario della Madonna del Frassino ©
Santuario della Madonna del Frassino
Citta Murata di Peschiera del Garda ©
Citta Murata di Peschiera del Garda
Torre di San Martino della Battaglia	©
Torre di San Martino della Battaglia

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