18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Naples
— 5 nights
2
Rome
— 7 nights
3
Bari
— Few hours
4
Lecce
— 4 nights
5
Brindisi
— 1 night

5
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela and Villa Rufolo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma and La Bottega dei Sogni. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Positano (Theodora Moda Positano & Fornillo). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, contemplate the long history of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, stop by Cosmos-Artigianato Napoletano, and admire the masterpieces at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Naples online road trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Naples is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in July: high temperatures in Naples hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ravello, Positano, Pompeii Archaeological Park, La Bottega dei Sogni, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano

7
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Head to Via Condotti and Daidalosfor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, explore the world behind art at Centrale Montemartini, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and stop by Elena Kihlman Designer Concept Store.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Rome are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Bari.

Things to do in Rome

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

few
hours
Bari

Bari ©
Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Nicola, thenexplore the historical opulence of Castello Normanno Svevo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale Maria SS. Assunta.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bari vacation planning app.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Bari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Bari are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lecce.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cattedrale Maria SS. Assunta
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Cattedrale Maria SS. Assunta ©
Cattedrale Maria SS. Assunta
Basilica San Nicola ©
Basilica San Nicola
Castello Normanno Svevo ©
Castello Normanno Svevo

4
nights
Lecce

Lecce ©
Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Porto Selvaggio and Baia dei Turchi. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria and Basilica di Santa Croce. Venture out of the city with trips to Torre dell'Orso Beach (in Torre dell'Orso), Torre di San Tommaso (Torre Lapillo) (in Torre Lapillo) and Maldive del Salento Pescoluse (in Pescoluse). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Porta Napoli.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lecce holiday planning app.

You can drive from Bari to Lecce in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lecce can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Brindisi.

Things to do in Lecce

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Torre di San Tommaso (Torre Lapillo), Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, Torre dell'Orso Beach, Maldive del Salento Pescoluse, Porto Selvaggio
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Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria ©
Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria
Porto Selvaggio ©
Porto Selvaggio
Basilica di Santa Croce ©
Basilica di Santa Croce

1
night
Brindisi

Brindisi ©
Brindisi is a city in the region of Apulia in southern Italy, the capital of the province of Brindisi, on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. On the 25th (Tue), look for gifts at Enoteca Fedele and then identify plant and animal life at Torre Guaceto Marine Protected Area.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Brindisi trip app.

Traveling by car from Lecce to Brindisi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lecce in July, expect nights in Brindisi to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brindisi

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Torre Guaceto Marine Protected Area
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Torre Guaceto Marine Protected Area ©
Torre Guaceto Marine Protected Area
Enoteca Fedele ©
Enoteca Fedele

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