15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Venice
— 1 night
Drive
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive to Piombino, Ferry to Portoferraio
3
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Porto Biglietterie Sud, Fly to San Teodoro
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San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Naples
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lampedusa
— 2 nights
Fly
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Genoa
— 2 nights
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Venice

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then get engrossed in the history at Ca' Rezzonico, and finally wander the streets of Dorsoduro. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, wander the streets of Cannaregio, then get to know the fascinating history of Campo del Ghetto, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Venice day trip planning website.

London, UK to Venice is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Venice. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in September: high temperatures in Venice hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Florence

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Florence

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums

Portoferraio, Elba Island

— 2 nights
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. On the 28th (Tue), kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Di Sansone. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cavoli and then stroll through Spiaggia Della Biodola.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Portoferraio trip maker.

Getting from Florence to Portoferraio by combination of car and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Portoferraio are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

San Teodoro, Sardinia

— 3 nights
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lu Impostu Beach and Spiaggia Berchida. Go for a jaunt from San Teodoro to Orosei to see Oasi Biderosa about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Porto Taverna Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Teodoro trip itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Portoferraio to San Teodoro in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Portoferraio in September: highs in San Teodoro hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Naples.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Naples

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, then make a trip to Spaccanapoli, then contemplate the long history of Galleria Borbonica, and finally go for a walk through Lungomare Caracciolo. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Gennaro, and then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Naples online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from San Teodoro to Naples takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Lampedusa

— 2 nights
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
On the 5th (Tue), kick back and relax at Spiagga Cala Francese, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Pulcino, and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia dei Conigli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Croce Beach and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lampedusa trip app.

Traveling by flight from Naples to Lampedusa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Naples in October since evenings lows in Lampedusa dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Genoa.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Genoa

— 2 nights
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, get to know the fascinating history of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, then get engrossed in the history at Museo di Palazzo Reale, and finally examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Boccadasse, make a trip to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Baia del Silenzio.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Genoa planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Lampedusa to Genoa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, Genoa is slightly colder than Lampedusa - with highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Italy travel guide

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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.