12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip planner

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Naples
— 2 nights
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Florence
— 3 nights
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Genoa
— 1 night
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Verona
— 2 nights
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Venice
— 2 nights
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Naples

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Gregorio Armeno, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Santa Restituta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Monumental Complex Donnaregina - Diocesan Museum of Naples, and finally take an in-depth tour of ilCartastorie - Museo dell'Archivio Storico Banco di Napoli. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria della Sanita, then shop like a local with Antichita e Restauro Lepre dal 1959, then admire the masterpieces at Villa Pignatelli, and finally visit Chiaia.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Naples trip planner.

Washington, USA to Naples is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Naples, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in November, things will get a bit warmer in Naples: highs are around 66°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 20:

Florence

— 3 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 21st (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Corridoio Vasariano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity, admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Strozzi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella Brancacci, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Chiesa di San Salvatore in Ognissanti. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Opificio delle Pietre Dure, brush up on your military savvy at Stibbert Museum, then examine the collection at Convento di San Francesco, and finally examine the collection at Mus.e Firenze Palazzo Vecchio.

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Traveling by train from Naples to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Naples in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Florence: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 23:

Genoa

— 1 night
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
On the 23rd (Tue), examine the collection at Palazzo Doria Tursi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica delle Vigne, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Siro.

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Traveling by car from Florence to Genoa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 52°F in Genoa. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 24:

Verona

— 2 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Porta Borsari, then pause for some serene contemplation at chiesa di San Lorenzo - Verona, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of Sant'Eufemia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): explore the galleries of Palazzo Chiericati, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Corona, and then explore the world behind art at Gallerie di Palazzo Leoni Montanari.

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Drive from Genoa to Verona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in November, things will get little chillier in Verona: highs are around 54°F and lows about 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:

Venice

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa dei Santi Apostoli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then get your bearings at Museo Querini Stampalia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Francesco della Vigna, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo di Palazzo Grimani. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Maria of Servi, then examine the collection at Museo del Precinema, then see the interesting displays at MUSME - Museum of the History of Medicine of Padova, and finally steep yourself in history at Piazza dei Signori.

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You can drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. November in Venice sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 43°F at night. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:

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.