15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Rome
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Florence
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Bologna
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Venice
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Verona
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Salerno
— 1 night
train + Fly:  15​h
End: Detroit

1
night
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally admire the striking features of Pantheon. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica.

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Detroit, USA to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Detroit in September, you will find days in Rome are a bit warmer (81°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno.

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You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno ©

2
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.
On the 4th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and finally take a stroll through Cannaregio. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace and then take a stroll through Dorsoduro.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice tour planner.

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in Venice, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
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 6th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Fegina, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco. On your second day here, learn more about the world around you at Punta Corvo and then learn about all things military at Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cinque Terre road trip app .

You can drive from Venice to Cinque Terre in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Punta Corvo, Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia
Highlights from your plan
Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia ©
Punta Corvo ©
Punta Corvo
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©

1
night
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Piazza Maggiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, and then contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bologna route planner .

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Bologna in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. September in Bologna sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F at night. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita
Basilica di San Petronio ©
Basilica di San Petronio
Piazza Maggiore ©
Piazza Maggiore

2
nights
Venice

Venice ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo and then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, then contemplate the long history of Piazza dei Signori, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant’Antonio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Scrovegni Chapel.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Venice visit planner.

Take a train from Bologna to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Tue) before leaving for Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Padua
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di Sant’Antonio ©
Basilica di Sant’Antonio
Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel

2
nights
Verona

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Museo di Castelvecchio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and then admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): kick back and relax at Spiaggia Castelletto di Brenzone and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Fonte Torrente San Giovanni.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Verona journey maker site .

You can take a train from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Verona, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Salerno.

Things to do in Verona

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Spiaggia Fonte Torrente San Giovanni, Spiaggia Castelletto di Brenzone
Highlights from your plan
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona

1
night
Salerno

Salerno ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno, see the interesting displays at Museo Diocesano San Matteo di Salerno, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Provinciale di Salerno.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Salerno itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Verona to Salerno in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Verona in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Salerno, with lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salerno

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museo Diocesano San Matteo di Salerno ©
Duomo di Salerno ©
Duomo di Salerno

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