15 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy holiday planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Drive
3
Florence
— 2 nights
Train to Salerno, Taxi to Amalfi
4
Amalfi
— 2 nights
Ferry
5
Capri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
Ferry
6
Sorrento
— 2 nights
Train
7
Rome
— 3 nights
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Venice — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, then get a new perspective on things with Like a Venetian, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Venice trip maker site.

Washington DC, USA to Venice is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in September: high temperatures in Venice hover around 77°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre — 1 night

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, discover the deep blue sea with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentiero Vernazza a Corniglia, and finally hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from Venice to Cinque Terre in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Florence.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, enjoy unforgettable views with Ballooning in Tuscany, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Florence day trip planning site.

Drive from Cinque Terre to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Amalfi.
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Amalfi — 2 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Amalfi Coast Sea Kayak Tours, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, then steep yourself in history at Villa Rufolo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Valle delle Ferriere, then take a memorable drive along Amalfi Coast, and then see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Amalfi route maker.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Florence to Amalfi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Florence in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Amalfi, with lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Capri.
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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.
On the 7th (Wed), make a short side trip with Nesea Capri, see some colorful creatures with Capri Island Tour, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Marina Piccola. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Belvedere Cannone, tour the pleasant surroundings at Giardini di Augusto, explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, then make a trip to Via Krupp, then take in the awesome beauty at Monte Solaro, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of White Grotta.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Capri online trip maker.

You can ride a ferry from Amalfi to Capri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Capri can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Sorrento.
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Sorrento — 2 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
On the 9th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Miniaci Art Gallery, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Fornillo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Grande, and finally appreciate the views at Il Vallone dei Mulini. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): steep yourself in history at House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), contemplate the long history of Villa dei Misteri, then explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, and finally stroll through Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sorrento trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by ferry from Capri to Sorrento takes an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Sorrento can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Rome.
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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.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Roman Forum, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome road trip site.

Take a train from Sorrento to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rome when traveling from Sorrento in October, with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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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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