15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  14​h
1
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Milan
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Vietri sul Mare
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
6
Positano
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h
End: Johannesburg

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rome journey planning tool .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Rome is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Johannesburg to Rome, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Johannesburg in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rome, with highs around 38°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 21st (Wed), admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and finally see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Florence online route planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Florence, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

1
night
Milan

Milan ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Milan journey maker .

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August in Milan, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

2
nights
Venice

Venice ©
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 24th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip maker tool .

Traveling by train from Milan to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. August in Venice sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vietri sul Mare.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
Vietri sul Mare

Vietri sul Mare ©
Vietri sul Mare is a town and comune in the province of Salerno, in the Campania region of southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): kick back and relax at Spiaggia Lannio, learn about winemaking at Le Vigne di Raito, and then delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Sentiero dei Limoni and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di castiglione.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Vietri sul Mare route maker app .

Explore your travel options from Venice to Vietri sul Mare with the Route module. Traveling from Venice in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Vietri sul Mare. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Positano.

Things to do in Vietri sul Mare

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pompeii Archaeological Park, Spiaggia di castiglione, Spiaggia Lannio, Sentiero dei Limoni
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Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Sentiero dei Limoni ©
Sentiero dei Limoni

4
nights
Positano

Positano ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Positano: Lido Capo di Conca (in Conca dei Marini), Villa Rufolo (in Ravello) and Lido di Ravello (in Castiglione). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fornillo, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre di Grado, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Positano vacation maker tool .

Ride a ferry from Vietri sul Mare to Positano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Torre di Grado, Lido Capo di Conca
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Walk of the Gods ©
Walk of the Gods

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