15 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Rome
— 2 nights
Train
2
Sorrento
— 2 nights
Ferry
3
Capri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
Ferry
4
Amalfi
— 2 nights
Taxi to Salerno, Train to Florence
5
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Drive
7
Venice
— 3 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.
On the 30th (Wed), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, and then make a trip to Spanish Steps.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip planning website.

Washington DC, USA to Rome is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in September, Rome is slightly colder at night with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to take a 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 2nd (Fri): stroll through Spiaggia Grande, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Fornillo, then look for gifts at Artigianato Rallo, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Il Vallone dei Mulini. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), then admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri, then explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, and finally explore the ancient world of Tempio di Giove Capitolino.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sorrento tour builder site.

You can take a train from Rome to Sorrento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 63°F in Sorrento. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can 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 4th (Sun): get a tailor-made plan with Nesea Capri, discover the deep blue sea with Capri Island Tour, and then explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Solaro, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta di Matromania, Head underground at White Grotta, look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Astarita, then admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, and finally take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Cannone.

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

Ride a ferry from Sorrento to Capri in an hour. October in Capri sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry 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.
On the 6th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, steep yourself in history at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, and finally add some adventure to your tour with Amalfi Coast Sea Kayak Tours. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience, Head underground at Cave of Smeraldo, then examine the collection at Museo della Carta, and finally head outdoors with Amalfi Coast.

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Ride a ferry from Capri to Amalfi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October in Amalfi, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): steep yourself in history at 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. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, then examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary builder website.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Amalfi to Florence in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Amalfi in October, expect little chillier with lows of 54°F in Florence. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough 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.
On the 10th (Sat), trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, trek along Sentiero Vernazza a Corniglia, then discover the deep blue sea with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cinque Terre footpaths.

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Traveling by car from Florence to Cinque Terre takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Venice.
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Venice — 3 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.
Get outdoors at Canal Grande and Boat Tours & Water Sports. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Venice tour builder website.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cinque Terre in October: highs in Venice hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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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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