15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Venice
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Milan
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
5
Naples
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Vancouver

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.
Family-friendly places like Canal Grande and Ponte di Rialto will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua) and Verona (Museo di Castelvecchio, Arena di Verona, & more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Doge's Palace, appreciate the history behind Punta della Dogana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Venice trip planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Venice is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vancouver to Venice due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in March, you will find days in Venice are a bit warmer (17°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
Milan

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 19th (Thu), get your bearings at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, see La Casa Maledetta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan tour itinerary app .

You can take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. March in Milan sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
La Casa Maledetta ©
La Casa Maledetta

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nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Boboli Gardens. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Pisa to see Leaning Tower of Pisa about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Florence road trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Florence are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

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.
Bring the kids along to Colosseum and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome tour builder tool .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. March in Rome sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

3
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Attractions like Pompeii Archaeological Park and MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Ravello (Villa Rufolo & Duomo di Ravello), Positano (Tennis Al Settimo Piano & Walk of the Gods) and Maestra dei Villaggi Road (in Amalfi). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Suppraiano.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples trip maker .

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. March in Naples sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Positano, Ravello, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Grotte di Suppraiano, Maestra dei Villaggi Road
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Tennis Al Settimo Piano ©
Tennis Al Settimo Piano

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