15 days in Italy Itinerary

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— 4 nights
— 3 nights
Capri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
Ferry to Municipio, Train to Rome, Fly to Florence
— 2 nights
— 3 nights


Rome — 4 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: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

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Washington DC, USA to Rome is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Rome due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Amalfi.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Walk Positano by Gabriella and Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience. Venture out of the city with trips to Fornillo (in Positano) and I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos (in Praiano). And it doesn't end there: cruise along Amalfi Coast, take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, identify plant and animal life at Valle delle Ferriere, and don't miss a visit to Fontana sant'Andrea.

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You can drive from Rome to Amalfi in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Rome in October since evenings lows in Amalfi dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Capri.
Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trips
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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 28th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, discover the deep blue sea with Capri Island Tour, and then get a dose of the wild on Nesea Capri. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Belvedere di Tragara, make a trip to Piazza Umberto I, pause for some photo ops at Natural Arch, then Head underground at White Grotta, then Head underground at Grotta di Matromania, and finally take some stellar pictures from Monte Solaro.

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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 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Florence.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Side Trip
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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 30th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

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Traveling by combination of ferry, train, and flight from Capri to Florence takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Capri in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Florence, with lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Venice.
Historic Sites · Museums
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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.
You've now added Venice Original Photo Walk and Tour to your itinerary. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

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Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Tours · Classes · Museums
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Italy travel guide

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.