15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Rome
— 2 nights
2
Naples
— 2 nights
3
Florence
— 2 nights
4
Pisa
— 1 night
5
Cinque Terre
— 1 night
6
Bologna
— 1 night
7
Venice
— 2 nights
8
Milan
— 2 nights

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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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome journey site.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Rome. In May, Rome is slightly colder than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 18th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Sol’Art Ceramiche, thenmake a trip to Villa Comunale, and then explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, see the interesting displays at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Patrizia, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Naples tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Rome to Naples by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Vietri sul Mare, Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli

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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 20th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, thentake in the views from Ponte Vecchio, thenmake a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, thenponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, thensteep yourself in history at Torre di Arnolfo, and finally make a trip to Piazza della Signoria.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Naples to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Naples in May, Florence is little chillier at night with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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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.
On the 22nd (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa, make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, thenexamine the collection at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano, and finally contemplate the long history of St Martin Cathedral.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Pisa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Pisa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Pisa

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

St Martin Cathedral
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Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano ©
Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

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Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
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 23rd (Sun): hike along Cinque Terre footpaths, do a tasting at Buranco Agriturismo, thentrek along Il Sentiero da Levanto a Monterosso, and finally hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre trip planner.

You can take a train from Pisa to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Cinque Terre footpaths ©
Cinque Terre footpaths
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza

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Bologna

Bologna ©
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 24th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Comunale, put a fun spin on your tour with Secret Zone, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, thencontemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, and finally make a trip to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bologna trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Bologna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In May in Bologna, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell ©
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell
Basilica di San Petronio ©
Basilica di San Petronio

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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.
On the 25th (Tue), take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, thensee the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the striking features of Procuratie Vecchie. Here are some ideas for day two: visit Campo del Ghetto, contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, thenexplore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally wander the streets of Cannaregio.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Venice travel route planning app.

You can drive from Bologna to Venice in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Venice are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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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.
On the 27th (Thu), admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Milan trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Venice to Milan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Milan are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 28th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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