18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Rome
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Positano
— 2 nights
Ferry
3
Capri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
Ferry to Sorrento, Taxi to Pompeii
4
Pompeii
Drive
5
Naples
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Bagnoregio
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Acquapendente
— 4 nights
Drive
8
Rome
— 1 night
Fly

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Rome

— 2 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, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, take a stroll through Trastevere, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rome road trip planning site.

Denver, USA to Rome is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Denver to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rome, with lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Positano

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Positano trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Rome to Positano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in September, Positano is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Positano

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Capri, Island of Capri

— 2 nights
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Chiesa di Santo Stefano and then make a trip to Piazza Umberto I.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Capri road trip planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Positano to Capri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Pompeii.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pompeii

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 17th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Forum, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri, and then delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Pompeii travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Capri to Pompeii takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites

Naples

— 3 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Gennaro, then explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, and finally make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Naples holiday planning site.

Naples is very close to Pompeii. September in Naples sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Bagnoregio.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Bagnoregio

— 2 nights
Bagnoregio is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Viterbo in the Italian region of Lazio, located about 90km northwest of Rome and about 28km north of Viterbo.HistoryFor ecclesiastical history and titular see, see Roman Catholic Diocese of BagnoregioThe current main town was in ancient times a suburb of the hill town in the same comune now known as Civita di Bagnoregio. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at San Donato Church, take in the pleasant sights at Civita di Bagnoregio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Nicola e San Donato, and finally make a trip to Porta Albana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Saint Christina, admire the striking features of Rocca dei Papi, and then gain interesting insight with Culture Discovery Vacations - Cooking Classes & Vacations.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bagnoregio online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Naples to Bagnoregio by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bagnoregio when traveling from Naples in September, with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Acquapendente.

Things to do in Bagnoregio

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Acquapendente

— 4 nights
Acquapendente is a city and comune in the province of Viterbo, in Lazio (Italy). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Acquapendente: Pitigliano (Antico Ghetto e Sinagoga Pitigliano, Pitigliano Centro Storico, &more), Piazza del Castello di Montemerano (in Montemerano) and Saturnia (Cascate del Mulino & Terme di Saturnia - Parco Termale). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Terme Bagno Vignoni, examine the collection at Museo del Fiore, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo, and step into the grandiose world of Castello di Montorio.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Acquapendente trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Bagnoregio to Acquapendente takes an hour. September in Acquapendente sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Acquapendente

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Rome

— 1 night

Eternal City

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rome sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Acquapendente to Rome takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.