Italy in 2 Weeks (By Car): The Plan

Since we had a non-traditional “pre-wedding” trip to Ireland and Scotland, we didn’t take a traditional honeymoon right after our wedding. Instead we opted to wait a few months and take a longer trip in the spring (with a fresh batch of PTO).

There are so many places we want to go, but Italy has been at the top for awhile: the combo of gorgeous scenery, amazing food, and fascinating culture made it an easy choice for our first trip as a married couple.

With a long list of possible destinations within Italy in hand, we narrowed as best we could and came up with the following order of operations. This gave us a lovely “sampler” of Italy to eventually come back for a “deep dive” in our favorite spots, so I recommend it for anyone who (like us) wanted a “more is more” experience in this beautiful country.

  • Fly into Rome
  • Travel from Rome to Naples (via train)
  • Take a cab to Positano
  • Bus from Positano to Sorrento
  • Rent a car and drive to Tuscany
  • Drive from Tuscany to La Spezia (Cinque Terre)
  • Drop the car off in Como and ferry around Lake Como (staying in Varenna)
  • Pick the car back up in Como and drive to the drop off in Venice
  • Ferry into Venice
  • Ferry back to the Venice airport (and head home!)