15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy planner
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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 1st (Thu): take a stroll through Cannaregio, explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso. On your second day here, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary website.

Washington DC, USA to Venice is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in September, things will get slightly colder in Venice: highs are around 77°F and lows about 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentiero Vernazza a Corniglia, then discover the deep blue sea with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, and finally hike along Cinque Terre footpaths.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cinque Terre online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Cinque Terre takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car 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 4th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, enjoy unforgettable views with Ballooning in Tuscany, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) 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 6th (Tue): paddle through the water with Amalfi Coast Sea Kayak Tours, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, then steep yourself in history at Villa Rufolo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo della Carta, take a memorable drive along Amalfi Coast, and then identify plant and animal life at Valle delle Ferriere.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Amalfi sightseeing planning website.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Florence to Amalfi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Florence in October since evenings lows in Amalfi dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can 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 8th (Thu), surround yourself with nature on Nesea Capri, choose your vessel at Capri Island Tour, and then take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Monte Solaro, Head underground at Grotta di Matromania, Head underground at White Grotta, then look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Astarita, then admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, and finally make a trip to Belvedere Cannone.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Capri trip itinerary builder.

You can ride a ferry from Amalfi to Capri in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to ride a 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 10th (Sat), view the masterpieces at Art & Craft Gallery, take advantage of the amenities at Fornillo, stroll through Spiaggia Grande, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Miniaci Art Gallery. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri, don't miss a visit to Pompeii Archaeological Park, then make a trip to Piazza Tasso, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Il Vallone dei Mulini.

Make your Sorrento itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can ride a ferry from Capri to Sorrento in 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 11th (Sun) to allow time 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: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, wander the streets of Trastevere, and delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rome trip maker app.

You can take a train from Sorrento to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sorrento in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Rome, with lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight 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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