15 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy tour itinerary planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Venice
— 4 nights
Fly to Naples, Ferry to Capri
2
Capri, Island of Capri
— 1 night
Ferry to Municipio, Train to Rome
3
Rome
— 5 nights
Train
4
Florence
— 3 nights
Train
5
Verona
— 1 night
Fly

S M T W T F S
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29

Venice — 4 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Canal Grande and Cannaregio. Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Piazza della Frutta, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Venice visit planning website.

Washington, USA to Venice is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Venice, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. May in Venice sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Capri.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 13 — 17:

Capri, Island of Capri — 1 night

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): look for gifts at Masterpiece, get great views at Monte Solaro, explore the galleries of Villa San Michele, then take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Cannone, then don't miss a visit to Giardini di Augusto, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Capri trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Venice to Capri takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. May in Capri sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.
more
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 17 — 18:

Rome — 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano and Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, visit Trastevere, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and train from Capri to Rome takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Florence.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 18 — 23:

Florence — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica San Miniato al Monte and The Baptistery of St. John. Attractions like Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Piazzale Michelangelo make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Florence route planning site.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Florence, with lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Verona.
more
Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 23 — 26:

Verona — 1 night

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, make a trip to Piazza Bra, and then catch a live performance at Arena di Verona.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Verona online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Florence to Verona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Verona sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
more
Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 26 — 27:

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.
more