18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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Train to St Louis, Shuttle to Basel, Fly to Brindisi
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Lecce
— 2 nights
Drive
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Naples
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 3 nights
Train
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Bologna
— 3 nights
Drive
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Trento
— 3 nights
Drive

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Lecce

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Lecce. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Croce, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale Di Otranto, and then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Otranto.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lecce trip planner.

Colmar, France to Lecce is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of train, shuttle, and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Colmar in July, things will get a bit warmer in Lecce: highs are around 38°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

3
nights
Naples

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Bring the kids along to Borgo Medievale di Agropoli and Monte Cassino. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Galleria Borbonica and Paestum Ruins. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gesu Nuovo Church, step into the grandiose world of Castel dell'Ovo, and delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Naples online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lecce to Naples takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:

3
nights
Assisi

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Get some cultural insight at San Damiano and Museo della Porziuncola. Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto and Eremo delle Carceri will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Assisi side-trips: Civita di Bagnoregio (in Bagnoregio), Grotte di Frasassi (in Genga) and Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata delle Marmore, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Assisi online vacation maker.

You can drive from Naples to Assisi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Naples in July since evenings lows in Assisi dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:

3
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Florence

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Visit L’importuno di Michelangelo and Duomo di Pisa for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science and Loggia dei Lanzi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Historic Centre of San Gimignano (in San Gimignano) and Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Florence planner.

You can drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:

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nights
Bologna

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castello di Gradara and Santuario di Madonna di San Luca. Kids will appreciate attractions like Altamarea Beach Village and Playa del Sol. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bologna: Basilica of St. Anthony (in Padua), Castello Estense (in Ferrara) and Basilica San Vitale (in Ravenna). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Te and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Bologna online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Bologna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Trento.

Things to do in Bologna

Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:

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Trento

Painted City

Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Attractions like Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali and Piazza Duomo make great kid-friendly stops. Your inner history buff will appreciate Arco Castle and Borghetto sul Mincio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Trento: Santuario di San Romedio (in Coredo), Castel Thun (in Ton) and Lago di Molveno (in Molveno). Next up on the itinerary: explore the engaging exhibits at MUSE - Science Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Trento route builder site.

Getting from Bologna to Trento by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Trento sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Trento

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.