Italy 18days(Rome,Tuscany,Florence,C.Terra,Venice)Family of 4

Family of 4 with 2 teen girls traveling from Oregon to Amsterdam for 3 days & then Italy for 18 days,6/17-7/8. We have yet to arrange any accommodations and plan the trip.I need help with specific accommodations and suggestions with our itinerary. June 17-19, Amsterdam for 3 days June 20 early flight from Amsterdam to Rome. July 9 early flight home from Venice via Amsterdam. We don't need a car in big cities of Rome, Florence, Venice, and Cinque Terra. Will plan to rent a car in Tuscany. Amsterdam 3 days, Rome 4 nights, Tuscany and Florence 7 nights,Cinque Terra 4 nights, Venice 3 nights Here's our tentative itinerary. Day 1-3:(6/17-19) Amsterdam: Canal Boat Ride, Anne Frank House,museum. Day 4-8:(6/20- 24) Fly to Rome & stay 4 nights. Day 9-14.(6/25-7/1) Rent car for 1 week in Tuscany 7nights in a hill town & day trips to Florence vs. 2 days in Florence + 5 nights in hill town. Plan to explore Sienna,San Giminagno, Montepulciano Day 15: (7/2) Travel via car vs train to Pisa, Luca on way to C. Terra Day 16-19:(7/3-7/5) C.T. Village hikes. We enjoy hiking & the water. Day 19- 22:(7/5-7/8) Travel to Venice. Train vs Car? Day 22(7/8)Venice Stay at airport hotel to fly back home on early flight 7/9. Questions: 1. Suggestions/ changes to Itinerary? 2. Need help with accommodations: prefer to rent apts
3. Where to stay when exploring Florence and Tuscany hill towns. I will probably like this part of the trip the most when we are out of the busy major cities. Find a place with a pool. Should we base ourselves in a hill town for 7 days vs. 2 nights in Florence + 5 nights in hill town? 4. Should we rent a car from Tuscany to Venice, planning not to use the car in Florence, C.Terra and drop car off in Venice OR use train everywhere else but in Tuscany?

Posted by Kleen
7 posts

I was looking at someone else's itinerary involving the same main sites and was wondering if I should change the order of places to visit. Once again, we are a family of 4 with 2 teen girls, so I need to figure in if renting a car vs. train is most economical. Clearly a car in Tuscany is a must. 1)Currently planning Italy part to start from Rome to Tuscany & Florence, to Cinque terra, then end in Venice. 2)Or should I go from Rome to C.Terra, then Florence & Tuscany, then to Venice.

Posted by JustTravel
San Francisco/Venezia
267 posts

If you are interested in renting an apartment in Venice, I highly recommend this apartment. Good luck.