15 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Train
2
Sorrento
— 2 nights
Ferry
3
Capri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
Ferry
4
Amalfi
— 3 nights
Taxi to Salerno, Train to Florence
5
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Drive
7
Venice
— 2 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then make a trip to Spanish Steps.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Rome road trip planning website.

Washington DC, USA to Rome is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Rome, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rome, with lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to catch the train 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Church of Santa Maria Assunta, enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then look for gifts at La Botteguccia Positano, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Il Vallone dei Mulini. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Forum Baths, then steep yourself in history at Villa dei Misteri, then explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, and finally kick back and relax at Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Sorrento day trip app.

Getting from Rome to Sorrento by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sorrento, with lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to ride a 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get a dose of the wild on Nesea Capri, then discover the deep blue sea with Capri Island Tour, and then explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Belvedere Cannone, admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, identify plant and animal life at Parco Astarita, then explore the fascinating underground world of White Grotta, then Head underground at Grotta di Matromania, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Monte Solaro.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Capri trip maker app.

You can ride a ferry from Sorrento to Capri in an hour. In October, daytime highs in Capri are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Amalfi.
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Amalfi — 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Amalfi Coast Sea Kayak Tours and Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience. Go for a jaunt from Amalfi to Praiano to see Torre di Grado about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Suppraiano, and examine the collection at Museo della Carta.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Amalfi online sightseeing planner.

You can ride a ferry from Capri to Amalfi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel 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.
On the 8th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, soar above the sights with Ballooning in Tuscany, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Amalfi to Florence by combination of taxi and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Amalfi in October since evenings lows in Florence dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) 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 10th (Sat): hike along Trail 531 Riomaggiore to Manarola, see some colorful creatures with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, and then hike along Sentiero Vernazza a Corniglia.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cinque Terre online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Florence to Cinque Terre 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 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.
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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 11th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, 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: contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Cinque Terre to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Cinque Terre in October, you will find days in Venice are slightly colder (66°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow 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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