15 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly to Naples, Ferry to Positano
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Positano
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salerno
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rome
— 3 nights
Drive
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Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 2 nights
Train
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Verona
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice
— 2 nights
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Positano: Vicoli, scale e archi (in Atrani), Amalfi (Valle delle Ferriere, Museo della Carta, &more) and Ravello (Duomo di Ravello, Villa Rufolo, &more). There's much more to do: stop by Art & Craft Gallery, get outside with Amalfi Coast, get a dose of the wild on I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos, and get engrossed in the history at MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano Positano.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Positano online trip planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Positano is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Salerno.
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Salerno — 2 nights

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

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.
On the 7th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Salerno, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Pietro in Vinculis, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno, and finally make a trip to Promenade Trieste. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Caseificio Rivabianca, appreciate the extensive heritage of Archaeological Park of Paestum, get outside with Lido Esercito, then admire the natural beauty at Giardino della Minerva, then stop by Lavorazione Artigianale Savastano, and finally get outside with Cilento.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Salerno journey builder.

You can drive from Positano to Salerno in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Salerno can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rome.
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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.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rome vacation tool.

You can drive from Salerno to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Salerno in August since evenings lows in Rome dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.
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Assisi — 2 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, learn about winemaking at Azienda Agraria Saio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Maria sopra Minerva, then identify plant and animal life at Bosco di San Francesco, and finally examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Rufino, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, walk around Mount Subasio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di Rivotorto, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Damiano.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Assisi trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Rome to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Assisi, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Florence.
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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 14th (Mon): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planning website.

Getting from Assisi to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Verona.
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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 16th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, then don't miss a visit to Torre dei Lamberti, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Piazza delle Erbe, and finally steep yourself in history at Arena di Verona.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Verona online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Verona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Verona are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Venice.
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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 17th (Thu): explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, visit Cannaregio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Anthony.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Venice road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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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.
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