15 days in Italy & Fira Itinerary

15 days in Italy & Fira Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Pompeii, Italy
Taxi to Sorrento, Ferry to Capri
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Capri, Italy
— 1 night
Ferry
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Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
Ferry to Sorrento, Fly to Fira
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Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy

— 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.
On the 9th (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally pause for some photo ops at Punta della Dogana.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Venice road trip tool.

Philadelphia, USA to Venice is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Venice due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Venice are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Cinque Terre, Italy

— 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria, then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and then take a stroll around Vernazza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): see majestic marine mammals with 5 Terre Pelagos Boat Tours, then walk around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, and then step off the mainland to explore Isola Palmaria.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cinque Terre trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Cinque Terre by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Florence, Italy

— 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 13th (Mon): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally don't miss a visit to Palazzo Vecchio. On your second day here, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, then steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John, and finally make a trip to Piazza della Signoria.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Florence online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Florence in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Pompeii.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Pompeii, Italy

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Pompeii online visit planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Pompeii takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. September in Pompeii sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 64°F at night. On the 15th (Wed), you'll travel to Capri.

Things to do in Pompeii

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Transportation

Capri, Italy

— 1 night
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Villa San Michele, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Solaro, take a memorable drive along Via Krupp, then take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni, then admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, and finally make a trip to Piazza Umberto I.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Capri trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Pompeii to Capri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Positano.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Positano, Italy

— 2 nights
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
On the 16th (Thu), make a trip to Piazza Tasso and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Positano attractions planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Capri to Positano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daytime highs in Positano are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Positano

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Fira, Greece

— 4 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fira online tour planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Positano to Fira in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Positano to Fira, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 70°F. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.

Santorini travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.