15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Italy Itinerary

New Orleans
Fly:  21​h
Positano
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
Capri
— 1 night
ferry:  30​min
Sorrento
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
Florence
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Rome
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
New Orleans

3
days
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 Positano's surroundings by going to Duomo di Sant'Andrea Apostolo (in Amalfi) and Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Villa Rufolo, & more). Spend a day of island exploring on the 1st (Sun) at Exclusive Cruises - Tours. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Fornillo and look for gifts at Theodora Moda Positano.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Positano custom trip planner.

New Orleans, USA to Positano is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New Orleans to Positano. Traveling from New Orleans in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Positano, with lows of 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ravello, Exclusive Cruises - Tours, Duomo di Sant'Andrea Apostolo
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Fornillo
Duomo di Sant'Andrea Apostolo
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

1
day
Capri

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Cannone, take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni, take in nature's colorful creations at Terrazza dei Giardini d'Augusto, then contemplate the waterfront views at Marina Piccola, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Solaro, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Grotto.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Capri sightseeing planner.

You can ride a ferry from Positano to Capri in an hour. In October in Capri, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Sorrento.

Things to do in Capri

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Anacapri
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Monte Solaro
Belvedere Cannone
Blue Grotto

2
days
Sorrento

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso, then kick back and relax at La Solara, then look for gifts at Corner Shop, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Stabilimento Balneare Bagni Salvatore. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sorrento trip planner.

Sorrento is just a short distance from Capri. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Sorrento

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La Solara
Food Tours
Piazza Tasso

3
days
Florence

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, classes, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, don't miss a visit to Palazzo Vecchio, and get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Florence itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Sorrento to Florence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sorrento in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Florence, with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

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Museums Historic Sites
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Uffizi Gallery
Galleria dell'Accademia

4
days
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, museums, nightlife, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and admire the masterpieces at Borghese Gallery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rome vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Rome are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

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Vatican City
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Basilica di San Pietro
Colosseum
Pantheon

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