15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Louisville
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Venice
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Naples
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Rome
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Louisville

3
nights
Venice

Venice
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.
Visit Piazza San Marco and San Giorgio Maggiore for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Doge's Palace and Castello del Catajo. Take a break from Venice with a short trip to Piazza dei Signori in Padua, about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

Plan my day in Venice using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Louisville, USA to Venice is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Louisville in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Venice, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Castello del Catajo, Piazza dei Signori
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of San Gimignano 1300, see the interesting displays at Piaggio Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Florence road trip website .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Naples.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Piaggio Museum, Duomo di Pisa, San Gimignano 1300
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
San Gimignano 1300 ©
San Gimignano 1300

3
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museo delle Arti Sanitarie and Forum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli and Complesso Museale Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Monte Faito e Panorama (in Vico Equense) and Pompeii (Temple of Apollo, Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, & more). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at The Neapolis Buried, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Domenico Maggiore, contemplate the long history of Underground Naples, and don't miss a visit to Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Naples road trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Naples by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Pompeii, Monte Faito e Panorama
Highlights from your plan
Teatro Grande ©
Teatro Grande
Museo delle Arti Sanitarie ©
Museo delle Arti Sanitarie
Forum ©
Forum

4
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some historical perspective at Pantheon and Piazza Navona. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Peter's Basilica and Villa d'Este. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense (in Tarquinia), Orvieto (Pozzo di San Patrizio & Duomo di Orvieto) and Museo Storico Piana delle Orme (in Borgo Faiti). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Naples to Rome by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Orvieto, Villa d'Este, Museo Storico Piana delle Orme, Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro

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