15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Venice
— 2 nights
2
Florence
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome
— 3 nights
train + subway:  3​h
4
Ravello
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Naples
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Manchester

2
nights
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 16th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Venice is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Venice are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with a short trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Venice, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Florence, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, wander the streets of Trastevere, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rome online route builder .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Explore Ravello's surroundings by going to Positano (Tennis Al Settimo Piano & Fornillo) and Il Gusto della Costa (in Praiano).

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ravello holiday website .

You can do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Rome in December since evenings lows in Ravello dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Praiano, Amalfi, Positano, Atrani, Chiesa di San Pancrazio Martire
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Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Grotte di Suppraiano ©
Grotte di Suppraiano
Tennis Al Settimo Piano ©
Tennis Al Settimo Piano

3
nights
Naples

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Wine Tours & Tastings (in Amalfi) and Salerno (Centro Storico Salerno, Chiesa San Pietro a Corte, & more). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, stop by Cardine, and pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Naples trip maker app .

Drive from Ravello to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Naples, with lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Salerno, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Wine Tours & Tastings
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Chiesa San Pietro a Corte ©
Chiesa San Pietro a Corte

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