15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Saturnia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Rome
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Pompeii
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Positano
— 4 nights
+3
ferry + foot + train + Fly:  22​h
End: Dallas


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2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You've now added Val d'Orcia to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire the verdant scenery at Val d'Orcia, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at L’importuno di Michelangelo, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Florence journey planner .

Dallas, USA to Florence is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Dallas to Florence, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Dallas in May; daily highs in Florence reach 71°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Saturnia.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Val d'Orcia
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Val d'Orcia ©
Val d'Orcia
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

2
nights
Saturnia

Saturnia ©
Get out of town with these interesting Saturnia side-trips: Terme di San Filippo (in Castiglione D'Orcia), Pitigliano (Antico Ghetto e Sinagoga Pitigliano & Pitigliano Centro Storico) and Vulci (in Montalto di Castro).

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Saturnia trip planner .

Traveling by car from Florence to Saturnia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Saturnia

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pitigliano, Montemerano, Cattedrale di San Pietro, Terme di San Filippo, Vulci
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Piazza del Castello di Montemerano ©
Cascate del Mulino ©
Cascate del Mulino
Pitigliano Centro Storico ©
Pitigliano Centro Storico

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rome driving holiday website .

Traveling by car from Saturnia to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Pompeii.

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

few
hours
Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Forum, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri, and then explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Pompeii trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Pompeii in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Villa dei Misteri ©
Villa dei Misteri
Forum ©
Forum

4
nights
Positano

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Venture out of the city with trips to Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi) and Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens & Villa Rufolo). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei, take in the pleasant sights at Positano, enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, and head outdoors with I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Positano trip planner .

Getting from Pompeii to Positano by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 60°F. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Ravello, I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

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