15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  15​h
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  3​h 15​min
2
Capri
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Sorrento
— 1 night
subway:  45​min
4
Pompeii
— 1 night
subway + train:  2​h 15​min
5
Vatican City
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Florence
— 1 night
train:  1​h
7
Pisa
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Cinque Terre
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
9
Tremezzina
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Milan
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
11
Verona
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
12
Venice
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

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Rome

Rome ©
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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rome online route planner .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Rome. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March, expect Rome to be much colder, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Capri.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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Capri

Capri
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get great views at Belvedere Cannone, admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, make a trip to Via Krupp, then make a trip to Piazza Umberto I, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Grande Public Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Capri trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Rome to Capri takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, subway, and ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Capri can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Capri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Villa San Michele
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I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
Belvedere Cannone ©
Belvedere Cannone
Giardini di Augusto ©
Giardini di Augusto

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night
Sorrento

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
On the 21st (Sat), get engrossed in the history at MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano, stop by Theodora Moda Positano, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent, and finally make a trip to Piazza Tasso.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sorrento travel route planner .

You can drive from Capri to Sorrento in 3 hours. In March in Sorrento, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to take a subway to Pompeii.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Positano
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Food Tours
Theodora Moda Positano ©
Theodora Moda Positano
MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano ©
MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano

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Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 22nd (Sun), delve into the distant past at Forum, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri, and then delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Pompeii trip planner .

You can take a subway from Sorrento to Pompeii in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Pompeii, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Vatican City.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Villa dei Misteri ©
Villa dei Misteri
Forum ©
Forum

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Vatican City

Vatican City ©
Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vatican City trip builder site .

Getting from Pompeii to Vatican City by combination of subway and train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Vatican City

Historic Sites Museums
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
La Pieta ©
La Pieta

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by train from Vatican City to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March in Florence, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, steep yourself in history at Camposanto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Discover how to plan a Pisa trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Take a train from Florence to Pisa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In March in Pisa, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Battistero ©
Battistero

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hours
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cinque Terre attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Pisa to Cinque Terre takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. On the 25th (Wed), you'll travel to Tremezzina.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Tremezzina

Tremezzina ©
The majestic Villa Carlotta is among the most popular places to visit in Tremezzina, its neoclassical architecture complimenting the lush, neatly maintained gardens and charming walkways.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Carlotta, then view the masterpieces at Chiosco Villa Carlotta, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Valchiavenna.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tremezzina trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Tremezzina takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Tremezzina

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Valchiavenna
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Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
Valchiavenna ©
Valchiavenna
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan tour itinerary website .

Drive from Tremezzina to Milan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Verona.

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

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Verona

Verona ©
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 28th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Procolo and then step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Verona planning app .

You can take a train from Milan to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Milan in March, with highs in Verona at 34°C and lows at 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli and then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Venice road trip planning site .

You can take a bus from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Verona in March, expect Venice to be colder, temps between 17°C and 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites
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Santa Maria dei Miracoli ©
Santa Maria dei Miracoli
Ponte di Rialto ©
Ponte di Rialto

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