15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Palermo
— 2 nights
Fly to Cagliari Elmas Airport, Drive to Tuili
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Tuili
— 2 nights
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Drive to Cagliari Elmas Airport, Fly to Naples International Airport, Drive to Amalfi
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Amalfi
— 1 night
Drive
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Naples
— 2 nights
Train
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Rome
— 3 nights
Fly
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Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
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Como
— 2 nights
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Palermo

— 2 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Change things up with these side-trips from Palermo: Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo) and Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, contemplate the long history of Norman Palace, and make a trip to Quattro Canti.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Palermo trip itinerary planning site.

Manchester, UK to Palermo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Palermo is 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Tuili.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 3:

Tuili

— 2 nights
Tuili is a comune (municipality) in the Province of South Sardinia in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 60km north of Cagliari and about 20km northeast of Sanluri.Tuili borders the following municipalities: Barumini, Gesturi, Las Plassas, Pauli Arbarei, Setzu, Turri. On the 4th (Wed), find something for the whole family at Parco Sardegna in Miniatura, then take an in-depth tour of Casa Zapata Museum, then stroll around Parco Aymerich, and finally get a dose of the wild on Associazione Culturale De Lacon - Visite Guidate. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Su Nuraxi, stroll around Parco della Giara Tuili, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Pietro Apostolo, then look for all kinds of wild species at Giara di Gesturi - Escursioni a Cavallo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Antonio Abate.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tuili trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Palermo to Tuili. In May, daily temperatures in Tuili can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Tuili

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 3 — 5:

Amalfi

— 1 night

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Smeraldo, cruise along Amalfi Coast, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso, and finally indulge your taste buds at Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Amalfi tour itinerary planning site.

Explore your travel options from Tuili to Amalfi with the Route module. Traveling from Tuili in May, you will find days in Amalfi are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (21°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Amalfi

Transportation · Scenic Drive · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 5 — 6:

Naples

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 7th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Oplonti Villa di Poppea Ruins, delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and finally don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Amalfi to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Amalfi in May, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Naples. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

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: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rome vacation planning tool.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Rome are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 8 — 11:

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 11th (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Correr, and finally pause for some photo ops at Punta della Dogana. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Canal Grande, contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Como.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 11 — 13:

Como

— 2 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant’Orsola, grab your bike and head to Ciclovia dei Laghi, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Fedele, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Villa Olmo. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, then admire the natural beauty at Villa Carlotta, and then admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Villa Melzi.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Como road trip planning app.

Drive from Venice to Como in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Como, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Como

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 13 — 15:

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

Sardinia travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Landmarks · Caves
Sardinia, with its Mediterranean atmosphere and charm, is loved by visitors looking for things to do outdoors on their holiday, like swimming, boating, windsurfing, hiking, climbing, and camping. Taking advantage of the island's near-perfect summer weather, visitors tend to overcrowd Sardinia's coastal areas. The inner life of the island, away from the most popular vacation spots, remains largely unblemished by mass tourism and commercialization. Sardinia is steeped in history and has a colorful character quite different from the rest of Italy. This is where the ancient Nuragic society, whose stone monuments still litter the land, flourished more than three millennia ago--predating the Etruscan civilization in mainland Italy by several hundred years. Sardinia's seaside resorts may be among the best in the world, but its quieter and more interesting countryside offers a greater array of attractions, including a patchwork of forests, citrus groves, and medieval villages.

Amalfi Coast travel guide

4.1
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.

Lake Como travel guide

4.2
Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."