18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly to Rome, Train to Naples
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Naples
— 5 nights
Drive
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Pompeii
— 1 night
Drive
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Salerno
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ravello
— 3 nights
Drive
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Positano
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Sorrento
— 3 nights
Train to Rome, Fly to Suvarnabhumi

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Naples

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Popular historic sites such as Castello Aragonese d'Ischia and Catacombe di San Gaudioso are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Parco Archeologico Pausilypon and Santa Maria di Regina Coeli. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Reggia di Caserta (in Caserta) and Vesuvio National Park (in Ottaviano). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister of Santa Chiara, steep yourself in history at Catacombe di San Gennaro, and explore the galleries of Museo Cappella Sansevero.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Naples trip itinerary builder tool.

Bangkok, Thailand to Naples is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Bangkok to Naples. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in July; daily highs in Naples reach 36°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pompeii.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Pompeii

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Casa del Fauno, then delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, and then admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pompeii road trip planning site.

Pompeii is just a stone's throw from Naples. In August, daytime highs in Pompeii are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Salerno.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites

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Salerno

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the striking features of Il Tempio di Nettuno o Poseidone o di Hera II, then browse the exhibits of Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum, and then explore the ancient world of Paestum Ruins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Giardino della Minerva, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Lannio, then do a tasting at Le Vigne di Raito, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno.

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Salerno is very close to Pompeii. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ravello.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

3
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Ravello

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Popular historic sites such as Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Duomo di Ravello are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Il Sentiero Degli Dei in Positano (about 48 minutes away). Dedicate the 9th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, don't miss a visit to Vicoli, scale e archi, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Capo di Conca.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ravello trip maker website.

You can drive from Salerno to Ravello in 1.5 hours. In August in Ravello, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
On the 10th (Wed), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Ceramica Assunta and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Positano trip app.

You can drive from Ravello to Positano in an hour. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sorrento.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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Sorrento

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.
Visit Cattedrale di Sorrento and Marina di Puolo for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna and Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro. There's much more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, enjoy some music at Fondazione Sorrento, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and stroll through Stabilimento Balneare Bagni Salvatore.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sorrento trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Positano to Sorrento takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Sorrento can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sorrento

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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.

Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.