15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip planner

Make it your trip
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Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 3 nights
Train
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Rome
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salerno
— 3 nights
Drive
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Positano
— 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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planning tool.

Verona to Venice is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Venice are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Florence

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip maker tool.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and make a trip to Trevi Fountain.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip builder tool.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Salerno.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Salerno

— 3 nights

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Change things up with these side-trips from Salerno: Spiaggia - Hotel Sole Splendid (in Maiori), Monte Finestra (in Tramonti) and Torre di Cetara (in Cetara). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Paestum Ruins, get great views at Valico di Chiunzi, head outdoors with Il Calypso Stabilimento Balneare, and stop by Lavorazione Artigianale Savastano.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Salerno trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rome to Salerno takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in August: highs in Salerno hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Salerno

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Positano

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Positano: Amalfi (Cloister del Paradiso, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more), Vicoli, scale e archi (in Atrani) and Villa Cimbrone Gardens (in Ravello). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Fornillo, get outside with I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and view the masterpieces at Miniaci Art Gallery.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Positano tour planner.

Drive from Salerno to Positano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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.