12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
1
Milan
— 1 night
Train
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Train
3
Rome
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Positano
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Pompeii
— 1 night
Fly
6
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly

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Milan

Fashion Capital of World

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 3rd (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Milan attractions planning app.

London, UK to Milan is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Milan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in May; daily highs in Milan reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

2
nights
Florence

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 5th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally examine the collection at Pitti Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Vecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

Take a train from Milan to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

3
nights
Rome

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rome online travel route planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Florence in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

2
nights
Positano

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then look for gifts at I love Positano home design. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your senses at Amalfi Coast Drive, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, make a trip to Villa Rufolo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parrocchia San Giovanni, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Positano trip planner.

You can drive from Rome to Positano in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pompeii.

Things to do in Positano

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

1
night
Pompeii

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Pompeii Archaeological Park, explore the ancient world of Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Apollo, then make a trip to Terme del Foro, and finally don't miss a visit to Forum Baths.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Pompeii attractions planner.

You can drive from Positano to Pompeii in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites

2
nights
Venice

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 13th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip builder tool.

You can fly from Pompeii to Venice in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.