15 days in Northwest Italy & Positano Itinerary

15 days in Northwest Italy & Positano Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Milan
— 2 nights
2
Venice
— 2 nights
3
Florence
— 3 nights
4
Positano
— 2 nights
5
Rome
— 3 nights

2
nights
Milan

Milan ©
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.
To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Milan trip itinerary planning app.

San Francisco, USA to Milan is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Milan. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Francisco in December, with highs in Milan at °F and lows at °F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

2
nights
Venice

Venice ©
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 24th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, and finally snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, thensteep yourself in history at Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and finally pause for some photo ops at Punta della Dogana.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip planner.

You can drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Venice are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Florence Academy of Fine Arts, Gallerie Degli Uffizi, Palazzo Vecchio, and other attractions you added. Step out of Florence to go to Pisa and see Leaning Tower of Pisa, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and make a trip to Piazza della Signoria.

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

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Venice in December, you will find days in Florence are a bit warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Positano.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio

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nights
Positano

Positano ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fornillo, and then look for gifts at Ceramiche Maria Grazia.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Positano vacation site.

Drive from Florence to Positano in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, subway, and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, subway, and bus. Traveling from Florence in December, Positano is a bit warmer at night with lows of °F. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Villa Cimbrone Gardens
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
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 Roman Forum to your itinerary. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Rome journey planner.

You can drive from Positano to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Positano in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Rome, with lows around °F. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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