15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy holiday maker

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Fly
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Turin
— 1 day
Train
2
Milan
— 1 night
Drive
3
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Bologna
— 1 night
Train
5
Florence
— 2 nights
Train
6
Rome
— 3 nights
Train
7
Naples
— 4 nights
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Turin

— 1 day

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museo Egizio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, and then make a trip to Campanile del Duomo di Torino.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Turin tour planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Turin is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Turin is 4 hours. In May, Turin is slightly colder than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 14 — 15:

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan route website.

Getting from Turin to Milan by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Turin, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Milan, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 15 — 16:

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 17th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and finally admire the striking features of Doge's Palace. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planning tool.

You can drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Venice are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bologna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 16 — 18:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Domenico, enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Maggiore, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Comunale.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bologna tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Venice to Bologna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 18 — 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, and finally steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John.

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Traveling by train from Bologna to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rome day trip app.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Florence in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rome, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 21 — 24:

Naples

— 4 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Collegiate Santa Maria Maddalena (in Atrani), Ravello (Duomo di Ravello, Villa Rufolo, &more) and Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Cloister del Paradiso, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, explore the world behind art at Monumental Complex Donnaregina - Diocesan Museum of Naples, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and get curious at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Naples trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 24 — 28:

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.