15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Milan
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Venice
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Naples
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
6
Sorrento
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Glasgow

2
nights
Milan

Milan ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero and Cappella Colleoni. Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza Ducale and Basilica di Sant'Eustorgio. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Gallerie d’Italia.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan travel route planner.

Glasgow, UK to Milan is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Glasgow to Milan is 1 hour. In September, Milan is a bit warmer than Glasgow - with highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C. You'll set off for Venice on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bergamo, Piazza Ducale
Highlights from your plan
Piazza Ducale ©
Piazza Ducale
Gallerie d’Italia ©
Gallerie d’Italia

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at San Giorgio Maggiore and Scala Contarini del Bovolo. You'll explore and learn at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Take a break from Venice with a short trip to Castello Estense in Ferrara, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, don't miss a visit to Church of San Pantalon, and take a stroll through Cannaregio.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Venice day trip planning tool .

Getting from Milan to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Castello Estense
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 17th (Thu), examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Florence route builder website .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pantheon and Galleria Borghese. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, admire the masterpieces at Villa Farnesina, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rome day trip planning tool .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colle Aventino ©
Colle Aventino
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): delve into the distant past at Forum, contemplate the long history of Catacombe di San Gaudioso, engage your brain at Museo delle Arti Sanitarie, make a trip to Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro, then explore the ancient world of The Neapolis Buried, and finally don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Teatro Grande, then delve into the distant past at Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Museo Diocesano Napoli - Complesso Monumentale Donnaregina.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Naples online vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Sorrento.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Pompeii
Highlights from your plan
Catacombe di San Gaudioso ©
Catacombe di San Gaudioso
Forum ©
Forum
The Neapolis Buried ©
The Neapolis Buried

2
nights
Sorrento

Sorrento ©
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 23rd (Wed), make a trip to Piazza Tasso and then admire the verdant scenery at Il Vallone dei Mulini. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Cimitero Monumentale, examine the collection at Museo della Carta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloister del Paradiso, then admire the local landmark of Fontana sant'Andrea, then view the masterpieces at Absolute Positano, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo dei San Filippo e Giacomo.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sorrento route planner .

Ride a ferry from Naples to Sorrento in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a subway; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Sorrento can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sorrento

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Amalfi, Positano
Highlights from your plan
Il Vallone dei Mulini ©
Il Vallone dei Mulini
St Francis Church and Convent ©
St Francis Church and Convent
Museo della Carta ©
Museo della Carta

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