12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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12 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Fiumicino
train:  45​min
1
Rome
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Pisa
— 1 day
train:  1​h
4
Florence
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
La Spezia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Venice
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Bolzano
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Milan
— 2 nights
End: Milan

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, make a trip to Spanish Steps, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rome journey planner .

Fiumicino to Rome is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Rome are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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 24th (Thu): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi.

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You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

1
day
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, then stroll the grounds of Camposanto, then don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally make a trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Pisa planning site .

You can take a train from Florence to Pisa in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to take a train 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

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

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Take a train from Pisa to Florence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to La Spezia.

Things to do in Florence

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

2
nights
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): wander the streets of Portovenere, then walk around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, and then trek along Monesteroli.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the La Spezia visit planner.

You can drive from Florence to La Spezia in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in La Spezia can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in La Spezia

Neighborhoods Parks Trails

Side Trip

Portovenere
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Portovenere ©
Portovenere

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): examine the collection at Doge's Palace, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Venice vacation builder website .

Getting from La Spezia to Venice by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from La Spezia in October, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°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
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
Bolzano

Bolzano ©
South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
On the 29th (Tue), stroll around Puez-Geisler Nature Park, fly down the slopes at Val Gardena, and then make a trip to Piazza Walther. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo Maria Assunta, get engrossed in the history at South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, then make a trip to Via Museo, and finally admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bolzano trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Bolzano by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Bolzano

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

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

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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 31st (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Milan itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Bolzano to Milan in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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

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