15 days in Italy Itinerary

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally take a tour by water with Like a Venetian.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary maker.

Washington DC, USA to Venice is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Venice due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in September: high temperatures in Venice hover around 77°F and lows are around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) 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 28th (Mon): hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, then trek along Sentiero Vernazza a Corniglia, then discover the deep blue sea with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, and finally trek along Cinque Terre footpaths.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cinque Terre sightseeing planner.

Getting from Venice to Cinque Terre by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get outside with Ballooning in Tuscany, then 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read Florence road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to 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.
On the 1st (Thu), paddle through the water with Amalfi Coast Sea Kayak Tours, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, then admire the landmark architecture of 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, cruise along Amalfi Coast, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Valle delle Ferriere.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Amalfi attractions planning site.

Getting from Florence to Amalfi by combination of train and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Amalfi when traveling from Florence in September, with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time 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.
On the 3rd (Sat), surround yourself with nature on Nesea Capri, then take a tour by water with Capri Island Tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at I Faraglioni. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Solaro, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta di Matromania, explore the fascinating underground world of White Grotta, then look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Astarita, then make a trip to Giardini di Augusto, and finally don't miss a visit to Belvedere Cannone.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Capri trip planner.

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. October in Capri sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) 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 5th (Mon), admire the verdant scenery at Il Vallone dei Mulini, take in the exciting artwork at Miniaci Art Gallery, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then kick back and relax at Fornillo, and finally look for gifts at Theodora Moda Positano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, then admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri, then delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sorrento online trip itinerary maker.

You can ride a ferry from Capri to Sorrento in an hour. In October, daytime highs in Sorrento are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) 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: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Rome sightseeing planning tool.

Getting from Sorrento to Rome by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Rome when traveling from Sorrento in October, with lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) 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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