12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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12 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Drive:  21​h 30​min
1
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Siena
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Genoa
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Tremezzina
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Sirmione
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
7
Verona
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive:  22​h 45​min
End: Lisbon


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2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then experience rural life at Castello di Verrazzano, and finally get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, and finally steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Florence is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Florence. In June in Florence, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Castello di Verrazzano
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

2
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 13th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Casa di Santa Caterina, contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena, make a trip to Piazza del Campo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Siena Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francesco.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Siena route builder website .

Traveling by bus from Florence to Siena takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Siena sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Museums
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico
Torre del Mangia ©
Torre del Mangia

1
night
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria, and then trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Siena to Cinque Terre in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Genoa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©
Castello Doria ©
Castello Doria

few
hours
Genoa

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato and then wander the streets of Boccadasse.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Genoa tour planner .

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Genoa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cinque Terre in June since evenings lows in Genoa dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tremezzina.

Things to do in Genoa

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse

1
night
Tremezzina

Tremezzina ©
The majestic Villa Carlotta is among the most popular places to visit in Tremezzina, its neoclassical architecture complimenting the lush, neatly maintained gardens and charming walkways.
To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tremezzina trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Genoa to Tremezzina in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Genoa in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Tremezzina, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sirmione.

Things to do in Tremezzina

Historic Sites Outdoors Transportation

Side Trips

Turati Centro Nautico Lario, Greenway del Lago di Como
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Greenway del Lago di Como ©
Greenway del Lago di Como
Turati Centro Nautico Lario ©
Turati Centro Nautico Lario

1
night
Sirmione

Sirmione ©
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): choose your vessel at SirmioneBoats - Consorzio Motoscafisti Sirmione, then explore the historical opulence of Rocca Scaligera di Sirmione, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Pietro in Mavino, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesetta di S. Anna.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sirmione trip builder site .

You can drive from Tremezzina to Sirmione in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Sirmione can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Sirmione

Outdoors Transportation Tours
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Scaligero Castle ©
Scaligero Castle
Chiesa di San Pietro in Mavino ©
Chiesa di San Pietro in Mavino

1
night
Verona

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parco Natura Viva, explore the galleries of Museo di Castelvecchio, and then see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Verona road trip tool .

Verona is just a short distance from Sirmione. In June, daytime highs in Verona are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Parco Natura Viva
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Parco Natura Viva ©
Parco Natura Viva

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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 19th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Campo del Ghetto, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then take a stroll through Dorsoduro, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Doge's Palace, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Venice trip planner .

Getting from Verona to Venice by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Dorsoduro ©
Dorsoduro
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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