15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Naples
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Rome
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Florence
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Tampa

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.
You'll explore and learn at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza San Marco and Scrovegni Chapel. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Castello Estense (in Ferrara) and Basilica di Sant’Antonio (in Padua). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and wander the streets of Cannaregio.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Venice trip app .

Tampa, USA to Venice is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tampa in May; daily highs in Venice reach 72°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Padua, Castello Estense
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 20th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara, then delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, and then contemplate the long history of Pompeii Archaeological Park. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Le Vigne di Raito, then take in the exciting artwork at Sol’Art Ceramiche, then learn about all things military at Galleria Borbonica, and finally contemplate the long history of Underground Naples.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Naples trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Naples takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. May in Naples sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Vietri sul Mare, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Highlights from your plan
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Underground Naples ©
Underground Naples

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 22nd (Sat), explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally delve into the distant past at Pantheon. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, make a trip to Roman Forum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rome online day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Rome sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

3
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Duomo di Orvieto and Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto. Explore hidden gems such as Civita di Bagnoregio and Eremo delle Carceri. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Assisi: Rocca Paolina (in Perugia) and Pozzo di San Patrizio (in Orvieto). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Superiore di San Francesco, and examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola.

Discover how to plan a Assisi trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Assisi, with lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Orvieto, Rocca Paolina, Civita di Bagnoregio, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto
Highlights from your plan
Pozzo di San Patrizio ©
Pozzo di San Patrizio
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Pitti Palace. You'll explore and learn at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Basilica di Santa Croce. Venture out of the city with trips to Duomo di Pisa (in Pisa), Basilica San Vitale (in Ravenna) and Historic Centre of San Gimignano (in San Gimignano). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di San Galgano, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Assisi to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Duomo di Pisa, Basilica San Vitale, Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Abbazia di San Galgano
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano

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