18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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Rome
— 3 nights
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Florence
— 4 nights
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Naples
— 2 nights
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Sorrento
— 3 nights
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Palermo
— 3 nights
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Rome
— 1 night
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Rome — 3 nights

Eternal City

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from New York City in November, you will find days in Rome are a bit warmer (63°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Florence.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Florence — 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana (in Siena) and San Gimignano (Duomo di San Gimignano & Guardastelle Vineyard). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, and admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary app.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in November, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Naples.
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Naples — 2 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Naples visit planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Naples takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Sorrento.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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Sorrento — 3 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Venture out of the city with trips to Positano (Rino Positano, Spiaggia Grande, &more). There's much more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, appreciate the extensive heritage of Corso Italia, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent, and admire the natural beauty at Villa Comunale.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sorrento vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Naples to Sorrento takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. Traveling from Naples in November, Sorrento is a bit warmer at night with lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Palermo.
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Palermo — 3 nights

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Get out of town with these interesting Palermo side-trips: Dojo & SPA (in Capaci) and Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the striking features of Norman Palace, and contemplate the long history of Catacombe dei Cappuccini.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Palermo trip maker site.

Getting from Sorrento to Palermo by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or ride a ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.
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Rome — 1 night

Eternal City

On the 30th (Wed), wander the streets of Trastevere, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Palermo to Rome by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.
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Tuscany travel guide

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Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.
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