15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip 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 24th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally take a stroll through Cannaregio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Venice online road trip planner.

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. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in September, with highs in Venice at 77°F and lows at 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can 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 26th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Trail 531 Riomaggiore to Manarola, then discover the deep blue sea with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, and then trek along Sentiero Vernazza a Corniglia.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre itinerary planner.

You can drive from Venice to Cinque Terre in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) 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 27th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, head outdoors with Ballooning in Tuscany, make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Florence online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. September in Florence sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, cruise along Amalfi Coast, contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello, then admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, and finally paddle through the water with Amalfi Coast Sea Kayak Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Smeraldo, get outside with Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience, and then admire the sheer force of Valle delle Ferriere.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Amalfi tour itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Florence to Amalfi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Amalfi when traveling from Florence in September, with lows around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (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 1st (Thu), do sightseeing your way with Nesea Capri, then discover the deep blue sea with Capri Island Tour, and then take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni. On your second day here, make a trip to Piazza Umberto I, contemplate the waterfront views at Marina Piccola, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Solaro, then explore the fascinating underground world of White Grotta, then identify plant and animal life at Parco Astarita, and finally make a trip to Giardini di Augusto.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Capri online visit planner.

Traveling by ferry from Amalfi to Capri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time 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 3rd (Sat), view the masterpieces at Art & Craft Gallery, take advantage of the amenities at Fornillo, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Grande, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Il Vallone dei Mulini. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent, then learn about winemaking at Bosco de Medici Winery, then admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri, and finally explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sorrento trip builder tool.

Traveling by ferry from Capri to Sorrento takes 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 4th (Sun) early enough 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, make a trip to Roman Forum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip maker app.

Traveling by train from Sorrento to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sorrento in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 55°F in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to fly 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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