15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip itinerary planner

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Fly
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Train
2
Naples
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Trieste
— 1 night
Fly
4
Milan
— 1 night
Drive
5
Parma
— 1 night
Drive
6
Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Drive
7
San Gimignano
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Greve in Chianti
— 1 night
Drive
9
Bologna
— 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, and don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Rome due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May, with highs in Rome at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 16 — 19:

Naples

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, contemplate the long history of Catacombe di San Gennaro, then explore the world behind art at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, and finally take an in-depth tour of ilCartastorie - Museo dell'Archivio Storico Banco di Napoli. On the next day, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, get curious at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli, admire the masterpieces at Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Archivio Notarile Distrettuale.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Naples online trip maker.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Trieste.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 19 — 21:

Trieste

— 1 night

Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the striking features of Palazzo del Municipio, make a trip to Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia, then admire the landmark architecture of Magazzino 26, then steep yourself in history at Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Trieste road trip planning app.

You can fly from Naples to Trieste in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May in Trieste, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Trieste

Spas · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 21 — 22:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and finally explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Milan trip maker tool.

You can fly from Trieste to Milan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Parma.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 22 — 23:

Parma

— 1 night

Capital of Italian Food Valley

Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di Parma, then relax in the rural setting at Caseificio San Pier Damiani, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Parma.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Parma trip planner.

Getting from Milan to Parma by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Parma are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Parma

Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 23 — 24:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): stroll through Cinque Terre footpaths, then learn about winemaking at Buranco Agriturismo, then trek along Il Sentiero da Levanto a Monterosso, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

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Traveling by car from Parma to Cinque Terre takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Wineries
Find places to stay May 24 — 25:

San Gimignano

— 2 nights

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 26th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico, then gain insight at Scuola di Cucina di Lella, then ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, and finally make a trip to Piazza del Campo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, and then don't miss a visit to Via di Citta.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Gimignano road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to San Gimignano takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in San Gimignano, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Greve in Chianti.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 25 — 27:

Greve in Chianti

— 1 night
On the 28th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Castello di Verrazzano, savor the flavors at Castello di Monterinaldi, then do a tasting at Montefioralle Winery, and finally look for gifts at Piccole Armonie Country.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Greve in Chianti journey website.

Getting from San Gimignano to Greve in Chianti by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Greve in Chianti

Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 27 — 28:

Bologna

— 2 nights

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 29th (Sat): get lost in a book at Archiginnasio di Bologna, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, test your team's savvy at Secret Zone, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Petronio, and finally steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bologna trip planner.

You can drive from Greve in Chianti to Bologna in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Find places to stay May 28 — 30:

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

Friuli Venezia Giulia travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites
One of five autonomous regions of Italy, Friuli Venezia Giulia is one of the country's easiest areas to tour, as it is on most of the major routes between the east and west sections of southern Europe. This region has its own distinct history, traditions, identity, and language. The majority of the inhabitants speak Friulian, as well as fluent Italian. Friuli Venezia Giulia overlooks the Adriatic Sea and is bordered by high mountains and dotted with lakes, valleys, and natural preserves, making it an ideal vacation spot for outdoor lovers. Explore the long coastline's secluded lagoons, sandy beaches, and seaside resorts on your trip.