15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip planner
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Rome
— 2 nights
Train
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Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Train
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Train
4
Bologna
— 2 nights
Train
5
Verona
— 1 day
Shuttle
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Venice
— 2 nights
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Rome
— 3 nights
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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.
You've now added Trastevere to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip planning website.

San Francisco, USA to Rome is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Rome due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Rome are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre — 1 night

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, Borgo Storico di Corniglia, Borgo Storico di Manarola, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, take a stroll around Vernazza, get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Corniglia, then get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Manarola, and finally take some stellar pictures from Piazza Vignaiolo.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre trip site.

Getting from Rome to Cinque Terre by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Florence.
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Florence — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mercato Centrale, Palazzo Vecchio and Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Florence trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Bologna.
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Bologna — 2 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
You've added Canale delle Moline, Via dell'Indipendenza, Palazzo Re Enzo, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, make a trip to Archiginnasio di Bologna, wander the streets of Quadrilatero, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Petronio, then make a trip to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Comunale.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bologna trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by train from Florence to Bologna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Verona.
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Verona — 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, see a show at Arena di Verona, then take a stroll through Via Mazzini, then see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Verona trip maker.

You can take a train from Bologna to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive 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.
You've added Wood Sculptures by Loris Marazzi, Squero di San Trovaso, Coffee & Tea Tours, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, and finally take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso, admire the striking features of Ca' d'Oro, explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then get a taste of the local shopping with Wood Sculptures by Loris Marazzi, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Rome.
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Rome — 3 nights

Eternal City

Your day by day itinerary now includes Campo de' Fiori as well as Trastevere. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Campo de' Fiori, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe San Sebastiano, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill. Keep things going the next day: have fun and explore at Welcome To Rome, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then wander the streets of Trastevere, and finally take an in-depth tour of Musei Capitolini.

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You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Venice in October, expect nights in Rome to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 73°F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling 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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