18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Rome
— 3 nights
Drive
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Siena
— 3 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 2 nights
Fly
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Arzachena, Sardinia
— 6 nights
Fly to Naples, Train to Rome
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Rome
— 2 nights
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). There's still lots to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome holiday planning website.

Montreal, Canada to Rome is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Rome. In June, Rome is somewhat warmer than Montreal - with highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Siena

— 3 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Change things up with these side-trips from Siena: San Gimignano (Podere La Marronaia- Sosta Alle Colonne, Duomo di San Gimignano, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Piazza del Campo, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Siena online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Rome to Siena in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Florence

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 26th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Florence road trip planning app.

You can drive from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Florence sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Arzachena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Arzachena, Sardinia

— 6 nights
Arzachena is a town and comune in the province of Sassari, northern Sardinia, Italy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Arzachena: Cala Brandinchi (in Capo Coda Cavallo), San Teodoro (Spiaggia La Cinta, Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo, &more) and Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena (in La Maddalena). Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with Smeralda Boats, play a few rounds at Pevero Golf Club, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stella Maris, and kick back and relax at Capriccioli.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Arzachena trip maker site.

You can fly from Florence to Arzachena in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Arzachena

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Rome

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and then delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Arzachena to Rome in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · 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.

Tuscany travel guide

4.4
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.

Sardinia travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Landmarks · Caves
Sardinia, with its Mediterranean atmosphere and charm, is loved by visitors looking for things to do outdoors on their holiday, like swimming, boating, windsurfing, hiking, climbing, and camping. Taking advantage of the island's near-perfect summer weather, visitors tend to overcrowd Sardinia's coastal areas. The inner life of the island, away from the most popular vacation spots, remains largely unblemished by mass tourism and commercialization. Sardinia is steeped in history and has a colorful character quite different from the rest of Italy. This is where the ancient Nuragic society, whose stone monuments still litter the land, flourished more than three millennia ago--predating the Etruscan civilization in mainland Italy by several hundred years. Sardinia's seaside resorts may be among the best in the world, but its quieter and more interesting countryside offers a greater array of attractions, including a patchwork of forests, citrus groves, and medieval villages.