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
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Assisi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Florence
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Rome
— 3 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 Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Villa Rufolo, & more) and Duomo di Sant'Andrea Apostolo (in Amalfi). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fornillo, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at Nana' Positano, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta e Cripta Medievale.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Positano tour planner.

New Orleans, USA to Positano is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New Orleans to Positano due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Positano when traveling from New Orleans in September, with lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ravello, Duomo di Sant'Andrea Apostolo
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Fornillo
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Villa Rufolo

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): don't miss a visit to Belvedere Cannone, stroll through I Faraglioni, admire the natural beauty at Terrazza dei Giardini d'Augusto, explore the activities along Marina Piccola, then take in the awesome beauty at Monte Solaro, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Grotto.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Capri travel planner.

Getting from Positano to Capri by ferry takes about an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Capri can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Sorrento.

Things to do in Capri

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Anacapri
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Monte Solaro
Belvedere Cannone
Marina Piccola

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the activities along Marina di Puolo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna, then kick back and relax at La Solara, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Sorrento, get to know the fascinating history of Il Vallone dei Mulini, then take in the waterfront at Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro, and finally kick back and relax at Stabilimento Balneare Bagni Salvatore.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sorrento travel itinerary creator.

Sorrento is just a short distance from Capri. In October, daily temperatures in Sorrento can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Sorrento

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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La Solara
Piazza Tasso

1
day
Assisi

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 5th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale San Francesco D'Assisi, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Assisi travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Sorrento to Assisi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sorrento in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Assisi, with lows of 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites
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Rocca Maggiore
Eremo delle Carceri

3
days
Florence

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (Piazza del Campo & Siena Cathedral). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, and see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence itinerary builder.

You can drive from Assisi to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siena
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Uffizi Gallery
Galleria dell'Accademia

3
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: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rome travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 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

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Vatican Museums
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain

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