I am just starting to plan a somewhat last minute trip to Italy. Looking at going the mid-end of April. I actually love doing travel research [especially on TripAdvisor!], but this seems a bit over-whelming. This will be our first trip to Europe. Hubby likes history, I want to spend some time in Tuscany. Seeing Amalfi Coast and perhaps some Mediterranean islands would be nice. We have to keep it under 2 weeks. We would like to travel on our own, instead of in a group, plus we would like to use airline points toward the cost. Can this be done without using a tour group?