15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Milan
— 2 nights
Fly
2
San Vito lo Capo
— 1 night
Drive
3
Palermo
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Agrigento
— 1 night
Drive
5
Syracuse
— 1 night
Drive
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Taormina
— 1 night
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Drive to Messina Marittima, Ferry to Villa San Giovanni, Drive to Positano
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Positano
— 4 nights
Taxi to Sorrento, Ferry to Ischia
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Ischia
— 2 nights
Ferry to Naples, Fly to London Gatwick

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Milan

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo (in Suello), Villa Monastero (in Varenna) and Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Milan trip planner.

London, UK to Milan is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Milan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in June, expect Milan to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Nightlife

Side Trips

San Vito lo Capo

— 1 night
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
On the 20th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Il sentiero di Monte Monaco and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Vito lo Capo trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Milan to San Vito lo Capo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Milan in June, you will find days in San Vito lo Capo are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Palermo

— 2 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 21st (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Monreale, admire the striking features of Palazzo Conte Federico, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, then steep yourself in history at Norman Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, admire the masterpieces at Museo Archeologico Regionale "Antonino Salinas", then explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Cataldo.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Palermo travel planner.

Traveling by car from San Vito lo Capo to Palermo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Agrigento

— 1 night

Valley of the Temples

Historically one of ancient Greece's leading cities, Sicily's Agrigento is home to the seven monumental temples that make up the well-preserved Valley of the Temples.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Scala dei Turchi, then take in nature's colorful creations at Il Giardino della Kolymbethra, and then delve into the distant past at Valle dei Templi.

To find out how to plan a trip to Agrigento, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Palermo to Agrigento in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Agrigento

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Syracuse

— 1 night

Pearl of the Mediterranean

Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, then step off the mainland to explore Ortigia, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siracusa.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Syracuse day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Agrigento to Syracuse takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Syracuse

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Taormina

— 1 night
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, then see some colorful creatures with Blue Sea Diving Center, and then delve into the distant past at Ancient Theatre of Taormina.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Taormina trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Syracuse to Taormina in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Positano.

Things to do in Taormina

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Positano

— 4 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: Ravello (Le Ville di Ravello, Duomo di Ravello, &more), Fiordo di Furore (in Furore) and Atrani (Vicoli, scale e archi & Piazzetta Umberto I). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, examine the collection at Museo della Carta, admire the local landmark of Fontana sant'Andrea, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Positano route builder app.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Taormina to Positano takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. June in Positano sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ischia.

Things to do in Positano

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Ischia

— 2 nights
Ischia is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): test the waters at Giardini Poseidon Terme, take a tour by water with Diving Agency, and then take in the awesome beauty at Monte Epomeo. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese d'Ischia, take in the awesome beauty at Pizzi Bianchi Mountain, and then hike along Sentiero Serrara Fontana a Sant’Angelo.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ischia trip builder tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Positano to Ischia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. June in Ischia sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ischia

Spas · Parks · Nature · 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.

Sicily travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Ruins · Churches
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.