15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Rome
— 3 nights
Train + Subway:  3​h
2
Ravello
— 2 nights
Train:  5​h 45​min
3
Assisi
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
4
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
5
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Detroit

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Winery is! as well as The Roman Food Tour. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pantheon and Piazza Navona. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Villa d'Este in Tivoli--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Pietro in Vincoli, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rome sightseeing planning app .

Detroit, USA to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Detroit to Rome, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Detroit in October: high temperatures in Rome hover around 73°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa d'Este
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso, then examine the collection at Museo della Carta, then take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, make a trip to Villa Rufolo, stroll through Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento Frati Minori Conventuali S.Francesco, and finally steep yourself in history at Santa Maria de Olearia.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ravello day trip tool .

Do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ravello, with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Amalfi, Santa Maria de Olearia
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Collegio del Cambio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Perugia Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Pozzo Etrusco, admire the landmark architecture of San Pietro, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tempio di Sant'Angelo - Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Assisi travel website .

Getting from Ravello to Assisi by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in October, Assisi is little chillier at night with lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Perugia
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara

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 15th (Tue): examine the collection at Pitti Palace, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then contemplate the long history of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip planning app .

Getting from Assisi to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

3
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.
Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco will appeal to history buffs. Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Venice with a short trip to Piazza delle Erbe in Verona, about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Pantalon, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip builder site .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in October, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are little chillier, around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Piazza delle Erbe
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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