18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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18 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Rome
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Milan
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Venice
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Kuwait City

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and wander the streets of Trastevere.

To find photos and more tourist information, go to the Rome online travel planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Rome is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in January, expect Rome to be a bit cooler, temps between 15°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Florence.

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

5
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: Siena (Siena Cathedral & Piazza del Campo). Dedicate the 22nd (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, and admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence day trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Siena
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Tecla, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan trip planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in January, expect Milan to be slightly colder, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Grande, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip planner .

Take a train from Milan to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Venice are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square

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