15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip itinerary builder

Make it your trip
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Milan
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
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Parma
— 1 night
Drive
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Bologna
— 1 night
Train
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Rome
— 3 nights
Train
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Naples
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Capri
— 3 nights
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Milan

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

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.
On the 12th (Mon), make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Milan is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Milan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July, expect nights in Milan to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

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 13th (Tue): explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and finally admire the striking features of Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Parma.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

Parma

— 1 night

Capital of Italian Food Valley

Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
On the 15th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Parma, relax in the rural setting at Caseificio San Pier Damiani, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Parma tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Venice to Parma takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Parma can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bologna.

Things to do in Parma

Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:

Bologna

— 1 night

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio, and finally steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bologna trip app.

Drive from Parma to Bologna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rome tour builder.

You can take a train from Bologna to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:

Naples

— 3 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Duomo di Ravello, &more), Positano (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Fornillo, &more) and Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea & Fontana sant'Andrea). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Pompeii Archaeological Park, get curious at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Arechi, and contemplate the long history of Forum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Naples trip itinerary builder site.

Take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July in Naples, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:

Capri

— 3 nights
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Belvedere di Tragara, make a trip to Chiesa di Santo Stefano, stop by Eco Capri, then get great views at Belvedere Cannone, then take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni. On the next day, stroll through Marina Grande Beach, head outdoors with Le Ondine Beach Club, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and finally get a dose of the wild on Nesea Capri.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Capri trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Naples to Capri in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Capri are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Capri

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:

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.