15 days in Italy Itinerary

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Rome
— 2 nights
Train
2
Naples
Subway
3
Pompeii
Train
4
Rome
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Orvieto
— 2 nights
Train
6
Lucca
— 3 nights
Train
7
Pisa
Train
8
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
Ferry
9
Porto Venere
Fly
10
Rome
— 1 night
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Foro di Cesare, Forum of Augustus, Pantheon, and other attractions you added. On the 21st (Fri), admire the striking features of Chiesa del Santissimo Nome di Gesu all’Argentina, steep yourself in history at Campo de' Fiori, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and finally make a trip to Trevi Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then delve into the distant past at Forum of Augustus, and finally delve into the distant past at Foro di Cesare.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

Milwaukee, USA to Rome is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Milwaukee to Rome, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Milwaukee in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Naples.
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Historic Sites
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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. Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Naples travel planning tool.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September in Naples, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pompeii.
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Museums
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Pompeii

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the ancient world of Teatro Grande, then don't miss a visit to Forum Baths, then make a trip to Lupanar, and finally explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Pompeii attractions site.

Traveling by subway from Naples to Pompeii takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Rome.
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Rome — 2 nights

Eternal City

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Vatican Necropolis, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then appreciate the history behind La Pieta, and finally make a trip to Spanish Steps.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome online trip builder.

You can take a train from Pompeii to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 25th (Tue), you'll travel to Orvieto.
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Side Trip
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Orvieto — 2 nights

Green Heart of Italy

The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Anello della Rupe, Necropoli Etrusca Di Crocifisso Del Tufo, Cappella del Corporale, and other attractions you added. On the 25th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Anello della Rupe, then contemplate the long history of Necropoli Etrusca Di Crocifisso Del Tufo, and then admire the striking features of Duomo di Orvieto. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Orvieto Underground, see the interesting displays at Etruscan Museum "Claudio Faina", see a show at Teatro Mancinelli, make a trip to Verdirosi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Giovenale, and finally contemplate the long history of Pozzo di San Patrizio.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Orvieto driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Rome to Orvieto in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 59°F. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lucca.
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Lucca — 3 nights

City of a Hundred Churches

Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Acquedotto del Nottolini, Puccini e la sua Lucca - International Permanent Festival and San Michele in Foro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Le mura di Lucca, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Michele in Foro, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Guinigi, don't miss a visit to Piazza Anfiteatro, then admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral, and finally experience the emotional art of opera at Puccini e la sua Lucca - International Permanent Festival.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lucca trip itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from Orvieto to Lucca in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Lucca can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pisa.
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Historic Sites · Nightlife
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Pisa

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Pisa trip planning app.

Pisa is very close to Lucca. September in Pisa sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sun) before leaving for Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre — 3 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Cinque Terre Trails has been added to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Portovenere and Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza. Step out of Cinque Terre to go to Levanto and see Levanto to Monterosso Trail, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Monumento a San Francesco d'Assisi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco, and get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Antico.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre trip maker.

You can take a train from Pisa to Cinque Terre in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. September in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Porto Venere.
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Side Trips
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Porto Venere

Porto Venere is a town and comune (municipality) located on the Ligurian coast of Italy in the province of La Spezia. To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto Venere attractions planning tool.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Porto Venere by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. On the 3rd (Wed), you're off to Rome.
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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
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Rome — 1 night

Eternal City

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Rome trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Porto Venere to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Nightlife · Shopping
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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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