12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rome
— 2 nights
2
Florence
— 2 nights
3
Pisa
— 1 day
4
Florence
— 1 night
5
La Spezia
— 2 nights
6
Venice
— 1 day
7
Bolzano
— 2 nights
8
Milan
— 2 nights

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Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary maker tool.

Fiumicino to Rome is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) 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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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 24th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip site.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, thendon't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally don't miss a visit to Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Pisa trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Florence to Pisa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

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Florence

Florence ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): examine the collection at Pitti Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip builder website.

You can drive from Pisa to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to La Spezia.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce
Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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La Spezia

La Spezia ©
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): stop by Portovenere, thenwalk around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, and then trek along Monesteroli.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read La Spezia online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Florence to La Spezia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in La Spezia, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in La Spezia

Neighborhoods Parks Trails

Side Trip

Portovenere
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Portovenere ©
Portovenere
Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere ©
Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, thentake in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, thenadmire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planning website.

You can drive from La Spezia to Venice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from La Spezia in October, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bolzano.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Bolzano

Bolzano ©
South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
On the 29th (Tue), walk around Puez-Geisler Nature Park, thenhit the slopes at Val Gardena, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza Walther. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Duomo Maria Assunta, thentake an in-depth tour of South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, thendon't miss a visit to Via Museo, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bolzano day trip tool.

Getting from Venice to Bolzano by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Bolzano

Parks Museums Winter Sports

Side Trips

I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff, Val Gardena
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Puez-Geisler Nature Park ©
Puez-Geisler Nature Park
I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff ©
I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff
Val Gardena ©
Val Gardena

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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 31st (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Milan visit website.

Drive from Bolzano to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Milan can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco