15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
1
Rome
— 3 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
— 2 nights
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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: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rome visit planner.

Washington DC, USA to Rome is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Rome, with lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can 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.
On the 27th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent, take in the exciting artwork at Miniaci Art Gallery, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then kick back and relax at Fornillo, and finally stroll through Spiaggia Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), steep yourself in history at Villa dei Misteri, then explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, then get engrossed in the history at MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano Positano, and finally stop by La Botteguccia Positano.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sorrento itinerary tool.

Take a train from Rome to Sorrento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 68°F in Sorrento. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) 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 29th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on Nesea Capri, then discover the deep blue sea with Capri Island Tour, and then make a trip to I Faraglioni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Monte Solaro, Head underground at 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 see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Capri road trip website.

Traveling by ferry from Sorrento to Capri takes an hour. In September in Capri, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): head outdoors with Amalfi Coast Sea Kayak Tours, contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello, then admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, then stroll through Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Smeraldo, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, and finally take a memorable drive along 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. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow 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.
On the 3rd (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then soar above the sights with Ballooning in Tuscany, then explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Florence tour planning website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Amalfi to Florence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow 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.
On the 5th (Mon), 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 trek along Cinque Terre footpaths.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre road trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car 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 6th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, explore the activities along Canal Grande, then wander the streets of Cannaregio, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Venice holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. While traveling from Cinque Terre, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight 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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