15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip itinerary planner
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Fly
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Rome
— 2 nights
Train
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Venice
— 1 day
Drive
5
Burano
— 1 night
Drive
6
Turin
— 1 night
Fly
7
Taormina
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Syracuse
— 2 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Visit Pantheon and Piazza Navona for their historical value. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campidoglio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, admire the striking features of Cupola di San Pietro, and explore the ancient world of Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary maker.

Salt Lake City, USA to Rome is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to Rome is 8 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in April; daily highs in Rome reach 69°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Perseus Statue, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then get a taste of the local shopping with Piazza della Repubblica, then see the interesting displays at Museo di Palazzo Davanzati, and finally appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April in Florence, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre — 2 nights

Italian Riviera

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 3rd (Wed): trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, stroll through Sentiero Vernazza a Corniglia, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa Di San Pietro, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Corniglia, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oratorio dei Disciplinati di Santa Caterina.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cinque Terre tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Florence to Cinque Terre by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Venice.
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Venice — 1 day

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.
On the 4th (Thu), explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, take a stroll through Cannaregio, then take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Venice route maker app.

Drive from Cinque Terre to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Burano.
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Burano — 1 night

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

You can drive from Venice to Burano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. May in Burano sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 55°F at night. On the 5th (Fri), you'll travel to Turin.
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Turin — 1 night

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Monte dei Cappuccini, then contemplate the long history of Villa della Regina, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gran Madre di Dio, and finally steep yourself in history at Piazza Carignano.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Turin trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Burano to Turin by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. When traveling from Burano in May, plan for little chillier days in Turin, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Taormina.
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Taormina — 2 nights

With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Duomo di Taormina and Basilica di Santa Maria. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ancient Theatre of Taormina and Chiesa Madonna della Rocca. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taormina: Acireale (Chiesa di San Domenico, Basilica di San Sebastiano, &more) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Zafferana Etnea). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Villa Comunale, see some colorful creatures with Blue Sea Diving Center, get outside with Lido la Pigna, and surround yourself with nature on Etna Wild.

Make your Taormina itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Turin to Taormina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Turin in May, with highs in Taormina at 75°F and lows at 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Syracuse.
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Syracuse — 2 nights

Pearl of the Mediterranean

Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
On the 9th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Santa Chiara, step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Castelluccio, step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Nicolaci, get to know the fascinating history of Corso Vittorio Emanuele III, then contemplate the long history of Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Carlo Borromeo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Santa Lucia al Sepolcro, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Lucia alla Badia, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ipogeo di Piazza Duomo.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Syracuse travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Taormina to Syracuse takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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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Sicily travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Churches
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.
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