15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy tour planner

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Fly
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Rome
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amalfi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
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Verona
— 1 night
Drive
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Milan
— 1 night
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Rome

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rome online trip itinerary builder.

London, UK to Rome is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, Rome is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Amalfi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Amalfi

— 4 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fornillo and Lido di Ravello. Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Duomo di Sant'Andrea will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amalfi: Positano (Church of Santa Maria Assunta, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Valle delle Ferriere, indulge in some personalized pampering at The Spa at Monastero Santa Rosa, see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, and steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Amalfi sightseeing planner.

Getting from Rome to Amalfi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rome in August: highs in Amalfi hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Amalfi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Assisi

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario di Rivotorto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Rufino, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore.

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Traveling by car from Amalfi to Assisi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Amalfi in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Assisi, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Wineries

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Florence online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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.
On the 25th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally take a stroll through Cannaregio. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, and finally hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Venice travel route planning tool.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Venice sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Nature · Tours · Museums

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, then make a trip to Piazza delle Erbe, and finally experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Verona trip site.

You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nightlife

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Milan online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Verona to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Milan, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping

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.