15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Italy Itinerary

Indianapolis
Fly:  14​h 45​min
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Florence
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Alghero, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Cagliari, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
Indianapolis

3
days
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: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Borghese Gallery, make a trip to Roman Forum, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rome tour planner.

Indianapolis, USA to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Rome is 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Indianapolis in March; daily highs in Rome reach 63°F and lows reach 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

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Historic Sites Museums Parks

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Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Passeggiata di Gianicolo ©
Passeggiata di Gianicolo
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
days
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 15th (Thu), examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take some stellar pictures from Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, get engrossed in the history at Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Florence road trip planning site .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Teodoro.

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Uffizi Gallery ©
Uffizi Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia

2
days
San Teodoro, Sardinia

San Teodoro ©
On the 17th (Sat), head outdoors with Nata Libera. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the water at your own pace with Mediomare, then look for all kinds of wild species at Punta Don Diego, and then stroll through La Cinta.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Teodoro trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Florence to San Teodoro in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Alghero.

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Punta Don Diego
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La Cinta ©
La Cinta
Punta Don Diego ©
Punta Don Diego

2
days
Alghero, Sardinia

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
On the 19th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Alghero Rock Climbing Sites and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Maria Pia. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Capo Caccia, then explore the fascinating underground world of Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu, and then head outdoors with Cala Dragunara.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Alghero trip planner .

You can drive from San Teodoro to Alghero in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Alghero can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cagliari.

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Alghero Rock Climbing Sites ©
Alghero Rock Climbing Sites
Capo Caccia ©
Capo Caccia
Spiaggia di Maria Pia ©
Spiaggia di Maria Pia

2
days
Cagliari, Sardinia

Cagliari ©
The capital of Sardinia, Cagliari is spread out over seven hills and still bears the marks of its past conquerors, including the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): head outdoors with Sella del Diavolo and then stroll through Poetto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Mari Pintau and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monte Arcosu.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cagliari day trip planning site .

You can drive from Alghero to Cagliari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Cagliari sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Cagliari

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Monte Arcosu, Spiaggia di Mari Pintau
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Poetto ©
Poetto
Spiaggia di Mari Pintau ©
Spiaggia di Mari Pintau
Monte Arcosu ©
Monte Arcosu

2
days
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 23rd (Fri), head off the coast to Isola di Burano, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, make a trip to St. Mark's Square, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally admire the striking features of Porta della Carta.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Venice itinerary planner.

Getting from Cagliari to Venice by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Isola di Burano
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Isola di Burano ©
Isola di Burano

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