12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Pisa
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Rome
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Firenzuola
— 1 night
Drive
4
Bologna
— 1 night
Drive
5
Venice
— 4 nights
Fly

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Pisa

— 2 nights
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 26th (Sun), indulge your senses at Italy Shore Drivers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Le mura di Lucca, admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral, then stroll the grounds of Camposanto, then don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Pisa trip planner.

Jerusalem, Israel to Pisa is an approximately 8-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jerusalem to Pisa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jerusalem in September, expect Pisa to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 17°C. You'll set off for Rome on the 28th (Tue).

Things to do in Pisa

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and make a trip to Trevi Fountain.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome route planning tool.

Getting from Pisa to Rome by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Rome are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Firenzuola.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Firenzuola

— 1 night
Firenzuola is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Florence in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 40km northeast of Florence.Firenzuola borders the following municipalities: Barberino di Mugello, Borgo San Lorenzo, Castel del Rio, Castiglione dei Pepoli, Monghidoro, Monterenzio, Palazzuolo sul Senio, San Benedetto Val di Sambro, Scarperia.The medieval jurist Giovanni d'Andrea was born in the frazione of Rifredo around 1270. To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Firenzuola online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Rome to Firenzuola takes 4 hours. In October in Firenzuola, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Firenzuola

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Bologna

— 1 night

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, and finally make a trip to Piazza Maggiore.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bologna tour itinerary maker site.

Drive from Firenzuola to Bologna in 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Firenzuola in October: highs in Bologna hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums

Venice

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site & Scrovegni Chapel) and Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Arena di Verona, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, don't miss a visit to St Mark's Campanile, browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, and explore the historical opulence of Ca' d'Oro.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Venice trip planner.

You can drive from Bologna to Venice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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.