15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Verona
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Dallas

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 discover tucked-away gems like Scrovegni Chapel and Basilica di Sant’Antonio. Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Step out of Venice with an excursion to Castello Estense in Ferrara--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

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

Dallas, USA to Venice is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Dallas to Venice. While traveling from Dallas, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 47°F to lows of 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then browse the exhibits of Palazzo Te, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castello Scaligero, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, then don't miss a visit to Piazza delle Erbe, and finally make a trip to Piazza Bra.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Verona itinerary app .

Traveling by bus from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mantua, Castello Scaligero
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo Te ©
Palazzo Te
Castello Scaligero ©
Castello Scaligero
Basilica di Santa Anastasia ©
Basilica di Santa Anastasia

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Piazzale Michelangelo. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Florence day trip app .

Traveling by train from Verona to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

3
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola and Duomo di Orvieto. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica di Santa Chiara and San Damiano. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Assisi: Pozzo di San Patrizio (in Orvieto), Civita di Bagnoregio (in Civita di Bagnoregio) and Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto (in Spoleto). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, learn about winemaking at Azienda Agraria Saio, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cripta di San Francesco.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Assisi attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daytime highs in Assisi are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wineries

Side Trips

Orvieto, Civita di Bagnoregio, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, Rocca Paolina
Highlights from your plan
San Damiano ©
San Damiano
Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara

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.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano and Santa Maria in Trastevere. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Pantheon, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rome online vacation builder .

Getting from Assisi to Rome by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in January, expect nights in Rome to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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