12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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12 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Milan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Florence
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
3
Rome
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
4
Naples
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Venice
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
6
Milan
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h
End: Houston

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano and then admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Milan trip planner .

Houston, USA to Milan is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Houston in June; daily highs in Milan reach 83°F and lows reach 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

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

1
day
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 8th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Florence day trip planning site .

Take a train from Milan to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Spanish Steps, Trastevere, St. Angelo Bridge, and other attractions. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pantheon and St. Peter's Basilica. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and get a taste of the local shopping with Via Condotti.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome holiday planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Centro Storico, Underground Naples and See Amalfi Coast. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, steep yourself in history at Underground Naples, then explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, and finally steep yourself in history at Pompeii Archaeological Park.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Naples trip builder app .

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Naples

Tours Transportation Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pompeii Archaeological Park, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Underground Naples ©
Underground Naples

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Doge's Palace, Piazza San Marco, and other attractions you added. On the 14th (Fri), explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and then buy something for everyone on your list at T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Venice day trip planning website .

Fly from Naples to Venice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June in Venice, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

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

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Milan

Milan ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano and then admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Milan day trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) 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

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