18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Beijing
Fly:  14 h
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Verona
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
6
Positano
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Beijing

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Visit Colosseum and Vatican Museums for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Soqquadro APS and Trevimage. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, stop by Anelli.It, view the masterpieces at ALEFBET, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

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Beijing, China to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 31st (Wed), do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, look for gifts at Assisi Jewels, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, thencontemplate the long history of Eremo delle Carceri, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Francesco.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Assisi visit planner.

Getting from Rome to Assisi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in July, Assisi is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Shopping

Side Trip

San Francesco, Arezzo
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Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola

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nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at M.G. Design and Mercato Centrale. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Castello di Monterinaldi (in Radda in Chianti), Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, learn about winemaking at Poggio al Bosco, and contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence day trip planning website.

Getting from Assisi to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castello di Monterinaldi, Castello del Trebbio, Poggio al Bosco, Guardastelle Vineyard
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Castello del Trebbio ©
Castello del Trebbio
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at AMO - Arena Museo Opera, explore the world behind art at Museo Canonicale, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, thendon't miss a visit to Torre dei Lamberti, thenbrowse the exhibits of Casa di Giulietta, and finally see where the action happens at Arena di Verona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Palazzo Te, step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally stop by Bike Evolution S. Zeno.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Verona road trip tool.

You can take a train from Florence to Verona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Verona are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Palazzo Te
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Casa di Giulietta ©
Casa di Giulietta
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, thenexamine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Venice trip planner.

You can drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Positano.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
night
Positano

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.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Positano trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Positano takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, subway, and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Positano when traveling from Venice in August, with lows around 26°C. On the 9th (Fri), you're off to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

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3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Head to Gelateria Panna e Liquirizia and Antiquariato Europeofor plenty of shopping. Pantheon and Roman Forum will appeal to history buffs. Enjoy Rome some more: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, revel in the low prices at Castel Romano Designer Outlet, have fun at I Colori di Dentro di Maria Grazia Luffarelli, and take in the exciting artwork at Body Worlds - Il Ciclo della Vita.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

You can drive from Positano to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum
Galleria Borghese
Galleria Borghese

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