15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy sightseeing planner

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Fly
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Rome
— 2 nights
Train
2
Naples
— 2 nights
Train
3
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Pisa
— 1 night
Train
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Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Drive
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Bologna
— 1 night
Drive
7
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
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Milan
— 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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to 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 14-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 28°C and lows of 17°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

Find places to stay May 14 — 17:

Naples

— 2 nights
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, then make 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, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Patrizia, then pause 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 27°C, and evening lows to 17°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 · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 17 — 19:

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 20th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then make 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, then ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then steep 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 do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Naples in May, Florence is little chillier at night with lows of 13°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
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:

Pisa

— 1 night
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, then examine 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 bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°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

Find places to stay May 21 — 22:

Cinque Terre

— 1 night

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 23rd (Sun): hike along Cinque Terre footpaths, do a tasting at Buranco Agriturismo, then trek 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. Another option is to drive. May in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°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

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wineries
Find places to stay May 22 — 23:

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 24th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Comunale, put a fun spin on your tour with Secret Zone, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then pause for some serene contemplation at 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 take a train; or take a bus. In May in Bologna, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Fun & Games · Historic Sites
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.
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, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then get 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: get to know the fascinating history of Campo del Ghetto, don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then explore 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. Another option is to take a train. In May, daytime highs in Venice are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°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 · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:

Milan

— 2 nights

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.
On the 27th (Thu), admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and finally take an in-depth tour of 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 take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Milan are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 28th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:

Italy travel guide

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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.