15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Train
2
Naples
— 1 night
Drive
3
Sorrento
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Positano
— 1 night
Drive
5
Matera
— 1 night
Drive
6
Alberobello
— 1 night
Drive
7
Bari
— 1 night
Fly
8
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly

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Rome

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and finally steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary builder tool.

San Francisco, USA to Rome is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 9 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in December, Rome is a bit cooler at night with lows of 39°F. On the 27th (Mon), you'll travel to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Naples

— 1 night
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 27th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero and then get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Naples road trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. December in Naples sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sorrento.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Sorrento

— 3 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): make a trip to Piazza Tasso. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at La Masseria Farm Experience, then kick back and relax at Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna, then take in the waterfront at Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro, and finally stop by Augusto & Luca's Workshop.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sorrento road trip site.

Getting from Naples to Sorrento by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Naples in December since evenings lows in Sorrento dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Positano.

Things to do in Sorrento

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Positano

— 1 night
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 31st (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Grande, Head underground at Cave of Smeraldo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Positano holiday planner.

Getting from Sorrento to Positano by car takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. In December in Positano, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Matera.

Things to do in Positano

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Matera

— 1 night

Subterranean City

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
On the 1st (Sat), explore the ancient world of Cripta del Peccato Originale, then get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Matera driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Positano to Matera in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Positano in January, things will get slightly colder in Matera: highs are around 50°F and lows about 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Alberobello.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums

Alberobello

— 1 night
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): admire the striking features of Trullo Sovrano, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Castellana, and then admire the striking features of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Alberobello tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Matera to Alberobello in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Alberobello can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bari.

Things to do in Alberobello

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Bari

— 1 night

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Nicola and then get to know the fascinating history of Lungomare e Murat.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bari trip planner.

Drive from Alberobello to Bari in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Bari are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

See some other sides of Rome: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and make a trip to Piazza Navona.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bari to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.