15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: New Orleans
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence
— 3 nights
train + subway:  4​h 30​min
3
Sorrento
— 2 nights
ferry:  30​min
4
Capri
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
5
Positano
— 2 nights
+3
bus + subway + train + Fly:  21​h
End: New Orleans

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, museums, nightlife, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Pantheon, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rome vacation trip planner.

New Orleans, USA to Rome is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in September, expect colder with lows of 61°F in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

3
nights
Florence

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). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. October in Florence sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Sorrento.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Siena
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

2
nights
Sorrento

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 6th (Fri): explore the activities along Marina di Puolo, kick back and relax 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 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Cataldo, take a leisurely stroll along Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro, then stop by Corner Shop, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Stabilimento Balneare Bagni Salvatore.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sorrento travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Florence to Sorrento by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sorrento when traveling from Florence in October, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Sorrento

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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La Solara ©
La Solara
I Giardini di Cataldo ©
I Giardini di Cataldo

2
nights
Capri

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 8th (Sun): make a trip to Belvedere Cannone, take a memorable drive along Via Krupp, make a trip to I Faraglioni, make a trip to Piazza Umberto I, then admire the natural beauty at Terrazza dei Giardini d'Augusto, and finally kick back and relax at Marina Piccola.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Capri travel itinerary planner.

Capri is very close to Sorrento. In October, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Positano.

Things to do in Capri

Parks Nature Transportation

Side Trip

Anacapri
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Monte Solaro ©
Monte Solaro
Belvedere Cannone ©
Belvedere Cannone
I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni

2
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: Basilica di Santa Trofimena (in Minori), Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, & more) and Duomo di Sant'Andrea Apostolo (in Amalfi). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, stroll through Spiaggia Grande, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta e Cripta Medievale, and stop by Nana' Positano.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Positano custom trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Capri to Positano in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Basilica di Santa Trofimena, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

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