15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy visit planner

Make it your trip
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Rome
— 3 nights
Train
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Salerno
— 3 nights
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Siena
— 3 nights
Train
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Pisa
— 1 day
Train
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Florence
— 2 nights
Train
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Venice
— 2 nights
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Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some historical perspective at Roman Forum and Terme di Caracalla.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rome itinerary website.

Calgary, Canada to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Calgary in May, expect Rome to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Salerno.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Salerno

— 3 nights

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Villa Cimbrone Gardens. Villa Rufolo and Duomo di Ravello will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salerno: Amalfi (Centro Storico, Cloister del Paradiso, &more) and Basilica of Saint Trofimena (in Minori). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Salerno trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Rome to Salerno in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in May, Salerno is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Siena.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Siena

— 3 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Sinagoga di Siena. Visit Torre e Casa Campatelli and Cappella di Piazza for their historical value. Explore Siena's surroundings by going to San Gimignano (Church of Sant'Agostino, Torre Grossa, &more). There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, steep yourself in history at San Francesco, learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola La Lastra, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di Santa Caterina.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Siena vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Salerno to Siena takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Salerno in May since evenings lows in Siena dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pisa.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Pisa

— 1 day
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 10th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Le mura di Lucca, then admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral, and then don't miss a visit to Knights’ Square.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Pisa online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Siena to Pisa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Florence

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Florence online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pisa to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, make a trip to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then wander the streets of Cannaregio, then step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Mocenigo, and finally wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Campo Santa Margherita, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Pantalon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Venice trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Nature

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.