15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Florence
— 3 nights
Train
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Salerno
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Positano
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Sorrento
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Naples
— 3 nights
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Florence

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Duomo di Pisa and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Baptistery of St. John. Venture out of the city with trips to Monteriggioni (Castello di Monteriggioni & Walls of Monteriggioni), Arezzo Cathedral (in Arezzo) and Lucca (Puccini Museum - Casa Natale & Basilica of San Frediano). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, admire the landmark architecture of Duomo di Orvieto, appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence day trip planning website.

Toronto, Canada to Florence is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Florence due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in August: highs in Florence hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Salerno.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Salerno

— 2 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.
On the 15th (Sat), make a trip to Promenade Trieste, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno, then do a tasting at Le Vigne di Raito, then get to know the fascinating history of Paestum Ruins, and finally stop by Caseificio Jemma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Salerno War Cemetery, explore the ancient world of Castello di Arechi, pause for some serene contemplation at Badia della Santissima Trinita', take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa della Santissima Annunziata, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Provinciale di Salerno, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Benedetto.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Salerno fast, fun, and easy.

You can take a train from Florence to Salerno in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Florence in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Salerno, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

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Positano

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria Assunta, enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, then look for gifts at Nana' Positano, then get a taste of the local shopping with Miniaci Art Gallery, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Faito e Panorama. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, and then go for a walk through Positano.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Positano online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Salerno to Positano by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:

Sorrento

— 2 nights

Land of the Sirens

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 19th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours and then stroll through Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then explore the activities along Marina di Puolo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastero di San Paolo.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sorrento trip planner.

You can drive from Positano to Sorrento in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Sorrento are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Naples.

Things to do in Sorrento

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

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Naples

— 3 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pompeii Archaeological Park and Catacombe di San Gaudioso. Discover out-of-the-way places like Forum and Parco Archeologico Pausilypon. Venture out of the city with trips to Pompeii (Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, Forum Baths, &more) and Rione Terra (in Pozzuoli). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Teatro Grande, steep yourself in history at San Domenico Maggiore, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and browse the exhibits of Museo Cappella Sansevero.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Naples trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Sorrento to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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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

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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.