12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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12 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Rome
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 45​min
3
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro, then don't miss a visit to Vatican Museums, and then make a trip to Piazza Navona. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rome trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

New York City, USA to Rome is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in May, expect nights in Rome to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 26th (Sat), examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo. On your second day here, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, then get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Florence online day trip planner .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, plan for little chillier nights in Florence, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Florence

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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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
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cala Brandinchi and Cala Ginepro Beach. Take a break from the city and head to La Cinta and Spiaggia di Santa Lucia.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Teodoro online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Florence to San Teodoro in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Venice.

Things to do in San Teodoro

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Cala Brandinchi, Spiaggia di Santa Lucia
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Cala Brandinchi ©
Cala Brandinchi
La Cinta ©
La Cinta
Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica di San Marco and Cannaregio. Step out of the city life by going to Canal Grande and Isola di Burano. When in Venice, make a side trip to see Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo in Padua, approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Porta della Carta, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, appreciate the extensive heritage of Campo del Ghetto, and don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Venice online itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from San Teodoro to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Isola di Burano, Basilica di Sant’Antonio
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St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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