18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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18 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Venice
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Milan
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Assisi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Amalfi
— 2 nights
subway + train:  2​h 45​min
6
Rome
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Rossano
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Dallas

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Photography Tours and Cannaregio. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Venezia, explore the activities along Canal Grande, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre dell'Orologio.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Venice travel planner .

Dallas, USA to Venice is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Dallas to Venice due to the time zone difference. In September, Venice is a bit cooler than Dallas - with highs of 77°F and lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
night
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 30th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museo Storico Alfa Romeo, then explore the world behind art at Grande Museo del Duomo di Milano, then see the interesting displays at Palazzo Reale, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Novecento.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Milan driving holiday planning tool .

You can take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daytime highs in Milan are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Museums

Side Trip

Museo Storico Alfa Romeo
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Museo Storico Alfa Romeo ©
Museo Storico Alfa Romeo
Museo del Novecento ©
Museo del Novecento
Grande Museo del Duomo di Milano ©
Grande Museo del Duomo di Milano

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo Ducati and Church and Museum of Orsanmichele. Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Piaggio Museum will appeal to museum buffs. When in Florence, make a side trip to see Biblioteca Piccolomini in Siena, approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Florence online itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Biblioteca Piccolomini, Piaggio Museum, Museo Ducati
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Museo Ducati ©
Museo Ducati

1
night
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 4th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, take an in-depth tour of Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo-Laboratorio di Vetrate Artistiche Moretti Caselli.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Assisi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Florence to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Amalfi.

Things to do in Assisi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museo-Laboratorio di Vetrate Artistiche Moretti Caselli
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

2
nights
Amalfi

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Valle delle Ferriere, see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloister del Paradiso, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea. On your second day here, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and then take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Amalfi trip site .

You can drive from Assisi to Amalfi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Assisi in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Amalfi, with lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Amalfi

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Museo della Carta ©
Museo della Carta
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Museo Storico Piana delle Orme and Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini. Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. When in Rome, make a side trip to see Spiaggia di Torre Paola in Sabaudia, approximately 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome visit app .

You can do a combination of subway and train from Amalfi to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Rome when traveling from Amalfi in October, with lows around 55°F. On the 10th (Thu), you're off toRossano.

Things to do in Rome

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Museo Storico Piana delle Orme, Vatican Museums, Spiaggia di Torre Paola
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Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Museo Storico Piana delle Orme ©
Museo Storico Piana delle Orme
Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini ©

3
nights
Rossano

Rossano ©
Rossano is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza, Calabria, southern Italy. On the 10th (Thu), make a trip to I Giganti Di Cozzo. Here are some ideas for day two: cool off at AcquaPark Odissea 2000, contemplate the long history of Torre dell'Orologio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Maria Santissima Achiropita, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Diocesano e del Codex, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Oratorio San Marco.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rossano trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Rome to Rossano in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. On the 13th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Rossano

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Museo della Cultura Arbereshe, Museo delle Icone e della Tradizione Bizantina
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AcquaPark Odissea 2000 ©
AcquaPark Odissea 2000

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