15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Verona
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
3
Milan
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
5
Naples
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
6
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mama Isa's Cooking School. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and explore the galleries of Doge's Palace.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Venice online trip itinerary builder .

Washington DC, USA to Venice is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Venice. March in Venice sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

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

2
nights
Verona

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): snap pictures at Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, then wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, and finally admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Bertani, make a trip to Piazza Bra, then wander the streets of Quinzano, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Verona road trip tool .

You can take a bus from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Venice in March, things will get warmer in Verona: highs are around 84°F and lows about 84°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then see La Casa Maledetta, and finally explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Milan travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Verona to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, Milan is much colder than Verona - with highs of 57°F and lows of 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Florence route planner .

You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. March in Florence sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, don't miss a visit to Miglio Sacro, then see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, then view the masterpieces at Sol’Art Ceramiche, and finally look for gifts at Ceramica D'Urso Vietri.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Naples trip planner.

Take a train from Florence to Naples in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Vietri sul Mare, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Duomo di Ravello
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Miglio Sacro ©
Miglio Sacro
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Sol’Art Ceramiche ©
Sol’Art Ceramiche

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: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Rome trip planner .

Getting from Naples to Rome by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March in Rome, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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

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