15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  3​h
1
Naples
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
2
Sorrento
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Naples
— Few hours
4
Rome
— 3 nights
5
Siena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
7
Cinque Terre
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
8
Florence
— 1 night
9
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: London

1
day
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara, contemplate the long history of Underground Naples, then explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and finally examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Naples day trip planner .

London, UK to Naples is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Naples reach 36°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Sorrento.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums
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Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Cloister of Santa Chiara ©
Cloister of Santa Chiara

4
nights
Sorrento

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Sorrento is known for nightlife, historic sites, beaches, classes, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: race across the water with a speed boat tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent, admire the striking features of Basilica di Sant'Antonino, and make a trip to Piazza Tasso.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sorrento itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Naples to Sorrento takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a subway; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You'll set off for Pompeii on the 19th (Mon).

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Speed Boats Tours
Basilica di Sant'Antonino ©
Basilica di Sant'Antonino
Piazza Tasso ©
Piazza Tasso

few
hours
Naples

Naples ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): delve into the distant past at The Neapolis Buried and then make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Naples trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Sorrento to Naples in an hour. Other options are to take a subway; or drive. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums
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The Neapolis Buried ©
The Neapolis Buried
Via San Gregorio Armeno ©
Via San Gregorio Armeno

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rome vacation website .

Getting from Naples to Rome by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

1
night
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Siena planner .

Traveling by car from Rome to Siena takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Florence.
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Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner .

Take a bus from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sun) before leaving for Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

1
night
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Cinque Terre Trails.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cinque Terre day trip site .

Traveling by car from Florence to Cinque Terre takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Vernazza ©
Vernazza

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner .

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Florence in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Basilica di Santa Croce ©
Basilica di Santa Croce
Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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.
Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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