15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Positano
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Naples
— 3 nights
Train
4
Rome
— 3 nights
Train
5
Florence
— 2 nights
Train
6
Verona
— 1 night
Drive
7
Milan
— 1 night
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Venice

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Venice travel itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Venice is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in December; daily highs in Venice reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Positano.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Positano

— 2 nights
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): examine the collection at Museo della Carta and then stroll through Valle delle Ferriere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Grande, kick back and relax at Fornillo, then kick back and relax at Lido di Ravello, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Positano tour planning site.

Fly from Venice to Positano in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Venice in December; daily highs in Positano reach 17°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Positano

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Naples

— 3 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Bring the kids along to Spiaggia di Marina di Vietri and Duomo di Salerno. Get a sense of the local culture at Pompeii Archaeological Park and Museo Cappella Sansevero. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Salerno (Villa Comunale & Via dei Mercanti). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Galleria Borbonica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister of Santa Chiara, and delve into the distant past at Villa di Poppea.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Naples day trip planning tool.

Drive from Positano to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Naples when traveling from Positano in December, with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Pantheon. Family-friendly places like Piazza Navona and Galleria Borghese will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

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 29th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence tour planning site.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Verona

— 1 night

City of Romeo and Juliet

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.
On the 31st (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio, see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, then take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, then make a trip to Via Mazzini, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Verona trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Verona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, Verona is little chillier than Florence - with highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Milan

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): browse the different shops at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, and finally take an in-depth tour of Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Milan trip builder tool.

You can drive from Verona to Milan in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December in Milan, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.