15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy route planner
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Rome
— 3 nights
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Palermo
— 2 nights
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Amalfi
— 3 nights
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Bellagio
— 2 nights
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Milan
— 1 night
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Florence
— 3 nights
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Rome — 3 nights

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: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, make a trip to Piazza Navona, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rome online road trip planner.

Cincinnati, USA to Rome is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cincinnati to Rome, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rome when traveling from Cincinnati in July, with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Palermo.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:

Palermo — 2 nights

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, then steep yourself in history at Norman Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Cataldo, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Palermo trip planning site.

You can fly from Rome to Palermo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to fly to Amalfi.
Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

Amalfi — 3 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amalfi: Positano (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Fornillo, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, take a memorable drive along Amalfi Coast, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, and awaken your taste buds at Amalfi Coast Drive.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Amalfi trip website.

Getting from Palermo to Amalfi by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Amalfi are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly to Bellagio.
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

Bellagio — 2 nights

Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Villa Monastero and then take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Villa Melzi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giacomo, admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bellagio trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Amalfi to Bellagio by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Traveling from Amalfi in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bellagio, with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Milan.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Milan — 1 night

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 19th (Wed): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, and finally take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Milan day trip planning app.

Drive from Bellagio to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Milan, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Florence — 3 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Venture out of the city with trips to Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John, and explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Vecchio.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Florence sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:

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.

Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.

Lake Como travel guide

4.3
Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."