12 days in Italy Itinerary

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Rome
— 4 nights
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Siena
— 1 night
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Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cinque Terre
— 1 night
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Milan
— 3 nights
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Rome — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Pantheon and Catacombs of Saint Callixtus will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Colle del Gianicolo and Kayaking & Canoeing. Go for a jaunt from Rome to Fiumicino to see Imaginarium about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rome trip planning site.

London, UK to Rome is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from London in November, expect Rome to be a bit warmer, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Siena.
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Siena — 1 night

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 7th (Mon), make a trip to Piazza del Campo, admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, look for gifts at Casa della Pelle, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello di Monteriggioni.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Siena trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Rome to Siena in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. November in Siena sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Florence.
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Florence — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and finally shop like a local with M.G. Design. On your second day here, ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Verrazzano, take in the exciting artwork at Museo Mario Romoli, learn about winemaking at Castello del Trebbio, then take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, and finally make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Florence road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Siena to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre — 1 night

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Fegina, trek along Cinque Terre Trails, hike along Trail 2, then see some colorful creatures with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, then relax and rejuvenate at Cinque Terre Wellness, and finally learn about winemaking at Cinque Terre Walk and Drink.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cinque Terre day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Florence to Cinque Terre takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. November in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Milan.
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Milan — 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Shop till you drop at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and Brera District. Museum-lovers will appreciate Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Pinacoteca di Brera. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Mezzomerico (Azienda Vitivinicola Enrico Crola & Azienda vitivinicola Il Roccolo di Mezzomerico), Azienda Agricola Beccaria - Cascina Mossa (in Ozzano Monferrato) and Azienda Vitivinicola Nervi Srl (in Gattinara). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, do a tasting at Tenuta Quvestra, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. While traveling from Cinque Terre, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Milan, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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