15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy planner

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Venice
— 3 nights
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Florence
— 3 nights
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Rome
— 3 nights
Fly
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Catania, Sicily
— 4 nights
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Doge's Palace and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Step out of the city life by going to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Gallanti Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Castello del Catajo (in Battaglia Terme) and Padua Botanical Garden - World Heritage Site (in Padua). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Cannaregio, get engrossed in the history at Ca' Rezzonico, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and visit Dorsoduro.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice road trip planning site.

Orlando, USA to Venice is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Orlando to Venice due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Orlando in May; daily highs in Venice reach 72°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Florence

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Centro Storico and Palazzo Strozzi. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Loggia dei Lanzi. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: San Gimignano (San Gimignano Bell Tower & Piazza del Duomo) and Tenuta Torciano (in Ulignano). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello.

Before you visit Florence, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cupola di San Pietro and Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls. Step out of the city life by going to Colle del Gianicolo and Colle Aventino. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, make a trip to Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, and contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary builder website.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Florence in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Catania.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Catania, Sicily

— 4 nights

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Step out of the city life by going to Etnatao Etna Excursions and Trigone Diving School. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gambino Vini and Castillo de Castelmola. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Catania: Noto (St. Nicholas Cathedral, Chiesa Santa Chiara, &more). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castello Normanno, steep yourself in history at Parco Archeologico Greco Romano di Catania, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read our Catania road trip website.

You can fly from Rome to Catania in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Rome in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 53°F in Catania. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 21 — 25:

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.