12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
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Siena
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rome
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Florence online trip planner.

Seattle, USA to Florence is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Seattle to Florence due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in September: highs in Florence hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:

Siena

— 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, then browse the collection at Biblioteca Piccolomini, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Siena online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Siena sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Siena

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:

Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Piazza Navona, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

Traveling by car from Siena to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Rome sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:

Venice

— 3 nights

City of Romance

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.
Venice is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice itinerary maker website.

Fly from Rome to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Venice, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.