15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
2
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive + ferry:  3​h
4
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 3 nights
ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Venice

Venice ©
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.
On the 24th (Sun), admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant’Antonio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Venice tour planner.

New York City, USA to Venice is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Venice due to the time zone difference. In June in Venice, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Venice

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

2
nights
San Teodoro, Sardinia

San Teodoro ©
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at La Cinta. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lu Impostu Beach and then kick back and relax at Cala Brandinchi.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Teodoro journey planner.

Getting from Venice to San Teodoro by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in San Teodoro

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Cala Brandinchi
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:
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La Cinta ©
La Cinta
Cala Brandinchi ©
Cala Brandinchi
Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Pitti Palace and The Baptistery of St. John. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Boboli Gardens. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence tour planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from San Teodoro to Florence takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Florence

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

3
nights
Portoferraio, Elba Island

Portoferraio ©
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Kids will appreciate attractions like Spiaggia Luigi d'Angelo and Spiaggia Di Sansone. Discover out-of-the-way places like Spiaggia delle Tombe and Spiaggia di Capo Bianco. Step out of Portoferraio with an excursion to Spiaggia di Cavoli in Seccheto--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Spiaggia Canata and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Acquario dell'Elba.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Portoferraio trip builder .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Florence to Portoferraio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In July in Portoferraio, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Rome.

Things to do in Portoferraio

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Acquario dell'Elba, Spiaggia Luigi d'Angelo, Spiaggia di Cavoli, Spiaggia Canata, Spiaggia delle Tombe
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Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Acquario dell'Elba ©
Acquario dell'Elba

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. St. Peter's Basilica and Colosseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Rome takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Portoferraio in July: highs in Rome hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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