12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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12 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Rome
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  3​h 15​min
2
Capri
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Amalfi
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Sirmione
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Milan
— 3 nights
End: Milan


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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.
On the 7th (Sun), steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then make a trip to Roman Forum, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rome route planner .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airports are Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport and Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Capri.

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
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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hours
Capri

Capri ©
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Capri online vacation builder .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Rome to Capri in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, subway, and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Capri are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Amalfi.

Things to do in Capri

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Villa San Michele
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Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele

1
night
Amalfi

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): examine the collection at Museo Diocesano, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Amalfi attractions app .

Drive from Capri to Amalfi in 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Amalfi are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ravello
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Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and finally see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Amalfi to Florence in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Amalfi in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°C in Florence. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

2
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 12th (Fri), take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant’Antonio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Venice online journey planner .

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sirmione.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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night
Sirmione

Sirmione ©
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Villa Romana, brush up on your military savvy at Scaliger Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Pietro in Mavino, then explore the historical opulence of Rocca Scaligera di Sirmione, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesetta di S. Anna, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Sirmione.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sirmione trip maker site .

You can drive from Venice to Sirmione in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Sirmione, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Milan.

Things to do in Sirmione

Historic Sites Museums
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Scaliger Castle ©
Scaliger Castle
Grotte di Catullo ©
Grotte di Catullo
Rocca Scaligera di Sirmione ©
Rocca Scaligera di Sirmione

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nights
Milan

Milan ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Milan trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Sirmione to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. On the 18th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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