15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
1
Rome
— 1 night
Train
2
Naples
— 1 night
Train to Rome, Fly to Greve in Chianti
3
Greve in Chianti
— 1 night
Drive
4
San Gimignano
— 1 night
Drive
5
Pisa
— 1 night
Train
6
Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Drive
7
Bologna
— 1 night
Drive
8
Venice
— 3 nights
Drive
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Milan
— 3 nights
Fly

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Rome

— 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): make a trip to Trevi Fountain and then explore the ancient world of Colosseum. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally pause for some photo ops at La Pieta.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary builder app.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Rome is 4 hours. In May, Rome is little chillier than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 14 — 16:

Naples

— 1 night
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, engage your brain at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and finally explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Naples travel app.

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In May in Naples, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Greve in Chianti.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 16 — 17:

Greve in Chianti

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Castello di Verrazzano, learn about winemaking at Castello Monterinaldi, then learn about winemaking at Montefioralle Winery, and finally stop by Piccole Armonie Country.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Greve in Chianti online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Naples to Greve in Chianti by combination of train and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Naples in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Greve in Chianti, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Greve in Chianti

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 17 — 18:
Highlights from your trip

San Gimignano

— 1 night

Town of Fine Towers

A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): make a trip to Porta Nova, learn about winemaking at Il Colombaio Di Santa Chiara, learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola San Quirico, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Sant'Agostino, then contemplate the long history of Torre Grossa, and finally don't miss a visit to San Gimignano Bell Tower.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Gimignano trip tool.

You can drive from Greve in Chianti to San Gimignano in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pisa.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 18 — 19:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Camposanto, admire the landmark architecture of Duomo di Pisa, don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli, then take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Frediano.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Pisa online travel route planner.

You can drive from San Gimignano to Pisa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 19 — 20:

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.
On the 21st (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cinque Terre footpaths, learn about winemaking at Buranco Agriturismo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Oratorio della Cofradia dei Bianchi o de Santa Croce, then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cinque Terre online route planner.

You can take a train from Pisa to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 20 — 21:

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.
On the 22nd (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, browse for treasures at Abacanto Home, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then put a fun spin on your tour with Secret Zone, and finally steep yourself in history at Piazza Santo Stefano.

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You can drive from Cinque Terre to Bologna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Shopping · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 21 — 22:

Venice

— 3 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.
Venice is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bologna to Venice in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 22 — 25:

Milan

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Tecla, and finally get engrossed in the history at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Villa Carlotta, admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giacomo.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Milan trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Venice to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 28th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Milan

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 25 — 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.