15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + Train:  5 h 45 min
1
Como
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
2
Milan
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Positano
— 2 nights
Bus:  30 min
4
Amalfi
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h
5
Salerno
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Rome
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
8
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Manchester

2
nights
Como

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta, then admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, and then trek along Sentee di Sort.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Como day trip website .

Manchester, UK to Como is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Manchester to Como, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in September, expect Como to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Como

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Tremezzina, Valchiavenna, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Sentee di Sort, Chiesa Sant’Andrea di Bonzeno
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Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
Valchiavenna ©
Valchiavenna

1
night
Milan

Milan ©
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.
On the 10th (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, then browse the collection at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Milan trip builder tool .

Traveling by train from Como to Milan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Positano.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

2
nights
Positano

Positano ©
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 11th (Fri): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, get engrossed in the history at MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano, then stop by La Botteguccia Positano, and finally take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Positano, stroll through Fornillo, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally head outdoors with I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Positano trip site .

You can fly from Milan to Positano in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Milan in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Positano, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Amalfi.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
Amalfi

Amalfi ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello, steep yourself in history at Villa Rufolo, view the masterpieces at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido di Ravello, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Amalfi trip planning app .

Amalfi is just a short distance from Positano. In September, daytime highs in Amalfi are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Salerno.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ravello
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

2
nights
Salerno

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Salerno War Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno, and then choose your vessel at Boat Rentals. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): stroll through Marina Di Vietri, stroll through Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori, then view the masterpieces at Sol’Art Ceramiche, then see the interesting displays at Pinacoteca Provinciale Salerno, and finally don't miss a visit to Via dei Mercanti.

To see ratings and other tourist information, go to the Salerno trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Amalfi to Salerno by ferry takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in Salerno, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Salerno

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trip

Vietri sul Mare
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Speed Boats Tours
Salerno War Cemetery ©
Salerno War Cemetery
Sol’Art Ceramiche ©
Sol’Art Ceramiche

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, then contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rome online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Salerno to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salerno in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 18°C in Rome. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 18th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, contemplate the long history of L’importuno di Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, then admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Florence itinerary builder app .

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Riva del Carbon, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, make a trip to Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planning website .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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