15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Venice
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Verona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Como
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Florence
— 2 nights
train + bus:  5​h
5
Ravello
— 2 nights
subway + train:  2​h 45​min
6
Rome
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
Venice

Venice ©
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 17th (Fri), admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then make a trip to St. Mark's Square, and finally don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Museo di Storia Naturale, wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally look for gifts at The workshop of Paolo Brandolisio.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip builder website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Venice is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Venice due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Venice when traveling from Johannesburg in May, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
night
Verona

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): wander the streets of Quinzano, explore the world behind art at Museo di Castelvecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, shop like a local with Piazza delle Erbe, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta, and finally experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Verona day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Como.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

2
nights
Como

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then stop by Dep Design Store, and finally look for gifts at Tea World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: savor the flavors at Micromercato Moltrasio, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Onno, and then look for gifts at Cucinantica.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Como trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Verona to Como takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Como are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Como

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Milan, Spiaggia di Onno, Micromercato Moltrasio
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Micromercato Moltrasio ©
Micromercato Moltrasio

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Torre di Arnolfo. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Florence day trip planning app .

You can take a train from Como to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

2
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): kick back and relax at Lido di Ravello, shop like a local with Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, and then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Ravello. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, stop by La Bottega delle Arti, then take in the exciting artwork at Ravello Arte, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Lannio, and finally do a tasting at Le Vigne di Raito.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ravello route planner.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Florence to Ravello takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Florence in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ravello, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Le Vigne di Raito, Spiaggia Lannio
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Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello

4
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get a sense of the local culture at Palatine Hill and Piazza Navona. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, wander the streets of Campo de' Fiori, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rome day trip planner.

Getting from Ravello to Rome by combination of taxi, subway, and train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in May, Rome is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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