14 days in Italy Itinerary

14 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Rome
— 3 nights
Train
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Naples
— 2 nights
Train
3
Florence
— 2 nights
Train
4
Milan
— 1 night
Drive
5
Verona
— 1 night
Drive
6
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bologna
— 1 night
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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, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rome travel planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 4 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May, things will get a bit cooler in Rome: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 14 — 18:

Naples

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Sol’Art Ceramiche, then make a trip to Villa Comunale, and then make a trip to Pompeii Archaeological Park. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, engage your brain at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Santa Restituta, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Naples trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. May in Naples sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Naples

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 18 — 20:

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 21st (Fri): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John. On your second day here, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Naples to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Naples in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Florence. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay May 20 — 22:

Milan

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

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 23rd (Sun): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Milan trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Milan sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 22 — 23:

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 24th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, and finally see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Verona tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Milan to Verona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Verona sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Tours · Nightlife · Museums
Find places to stay May 23 — 24:

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 25th (Tue): make a trip to Piazza San Marco, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Venice road trip planning app.

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 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bologna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:

Bologna

— 1 night

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano and then take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bologna itinerary planner.

You can drive from Venice to Bologna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Bologna, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 26 — 27:

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

Veneto travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Historic Walking Areas · Bodies of Water
An independent republic until Napoleon's invasion in 1797, Veneto is among the wealthiest and most developed regions in the country. The region has a bustling tourism industry, drawing nearly 70 million visitors annually to its historical, natural, artistic, cultural, musical, and culinary treasures. Though most tourists begin and end their Veneto holiday in Venice, the area has plenty more to offer. A range of attractions await beyond the capital city, including World Heritage-listed Palladian villas, seaside resorts, vineyards, lakes, beaches, thermal baths, lush parks, and imposing mountain ranges. Veneto's clubs, bars, and restaurants make for a lively nightlife in the region's thriving cities.