15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly:  14​h
1
Rome
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Tramonti
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Positano
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Siena
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Milan
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Columbus

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. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rome day trip planning tool .

Columbus, USA to Rome is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbus to Rome is 6 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Tramonti.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

1
night
Tramonti

Tramonti ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): kick back and relax at Spiaggia di castiglione, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and then admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tramonti online trip maker .

You can drive from Rome to Tramonti in 3.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Rome in May since evenings lows in Tramonti dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Tramonti

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Ravello
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Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiostro del Paradiso, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Smeraldo, and then kick back and relax at Fornillo.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Positano route planning site .

You can drive from Tramonti to Positano in 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Tramonti in May since evenings lows in Positano dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Siena.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cloister del Paradiso
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Cave of Smeraldo ©
Cave of Smeraldo
Cloister del Paradiso ©
Cloister del Paradiso

2
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): make a trip to Piazza del Campo and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Siena, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, then browse the collection at Biblioteca Piccolomini, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Siena trip planner .

You can drive from Positano to Siena in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Positano in May since evenings lows in Siena dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Tours
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Wine Tours & Tastings

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 29th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Florence attractions planner.

Traveling by bus from Siena to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and then get in on the family fun at Leolandia.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Milan trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Florence to Milan by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Leolandia
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Leolandia ©
Leolandia

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Canal Grande and Arena di Verona. Take a break from Venice with a short trip to Casa di Giulietta in Verona, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and pause for some photo ops at Punta della Dogana.

To find maps and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip website .

Take a train from Milan to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. June in Venice sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Verona
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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