15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy tour itinerary maker

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Fly
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Train
2
Florence
— 1 night
Drive
3
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Matera
— 1 night
Drive
5
Bari
— 1 night
Drive
6
Monopoli
— 1 night
Drive
7
Locorotondo
— 1 night
Drive
8
Lecce
— 1 night
Drive
9
Gallipoli
— 1 night
Drive
10
Otranto
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary app.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Rome is an approximately 30-hour flight. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Christchurch to Rome due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Christchurch in October, with highs in Rome at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Florence

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

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You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. October in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Venice

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
On the 8th (Fri), steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to fly to Matera.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, then get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Matera online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Matera takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Matera are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bari.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Nicola and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale Maria SS. Assunta.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bari vacation planner.

You can drive from Matera to Bari in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Bari are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Monopoli.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monopoli

— 1 night
Monopoli is a town and municipality in Italy, in the province of Bari and region of Apulia. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Masseria Brancati, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Michele in Frangesto, then take in the dramatic natural features at Grotta del Trullo, and finally take in the exciting artwork at GiuInLab.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Monopoli trip tool.

Traveling by car from Bari to Monopoli takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Monopoli can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Locorotondo.

Things to do in Monopoli

Museums · Nature · Parks · Classes

Side Trips

Locorotondo

— 1 night
Locorotondo is a town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, with a population of about 14,000. On the 13th (Wed), learn about winemaking at I Pastini and then learn about winemaking at L'Acropoli di Puglia.

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Locorotondo is just a stone's throw from Monopoli. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Locorotondo when traveling from Monopoli in October, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lecce.

Things to do in Locorotondo

Wineries

Side Trip

Lecce

— 1 night

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
On the 14th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lecce online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Locorotondo to Lecce takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Lecce

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gallipoli

— 1 night

Ionian Pearl

Deriving its name from the Greek for "beautiful city," Gallipoli retains the charm of an old fishing port.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cattedrale di Sant'Agata, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Teresa d'Avila, and then slough off your stress at Zen Wellness.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Gallipoli trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Lecce to Gallipoli takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Gallipoli sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Otranto.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Historic Sites · Spas · Baths

Otranto

— 2 nights
Otranto is a town and comune in the province of Lecce (Apulia, Italy), in a fertile region once famous for its breed of horses.It is located on the east coast of the Salento peninsula. On the 16th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Otranto and then contemplate the waterfront views at Cava di Bauxite.

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Getting from Gallipoli to Otranto by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Otranto

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.