15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Como
— 3 nights
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Genoa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 2 nights
Train
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Salerno
— 3 nights
Fly
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Venice
— 2 nights
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Como

— 3 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.
Explore Como's surroundings by going to Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Villa Carlotta), Bergamo (Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore & La Citta Alta) and Leolandia (in Capriate San Gervasio). There's much more to do: shake up your sightseeing with Lake Como Adventures, admire the striking features of Villa Olmo, stop by Mr. Savethewall, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Fedele.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Como day trip planning app.

Toronto, Canada to Como is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Como. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Genoa

— 2 nights
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, and finally wander the streets of Boccadasse. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Old Port, examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare, appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, then make a trip to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Spianata Castelletto.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Genoa road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Como to Genoa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Como in May, Genoa is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Genoa

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Florence online holiday planner.

Drive from Genoa to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in May, plan for little chillier nights in Florence, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Salerno.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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 find plenty of places to visit near Salerno: Amalfi (Cloister del Paradiso & Duomo di Sant'Andrea) and Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Villa Rufolo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Pompeii Archaeological Park, admire the natural beauty at Giardino della Minerva, admire the striking features of Palazzo Giannattasio, and get interesting insight from Amalfi Boat Rental.

You can plan Salerno trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Florence to Salerno by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Florence in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Salerno, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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 19th (Thu): contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Sogno Veneziano Atelier, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo).

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice vacation maker tool.

You can fly from Salerno to Venice in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Salerno in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Venice. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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.

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.