12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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12 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Naples
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Venice
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Chennai

2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pompeii Archaeological Park and Catacombe di San Gennaro. Sol’Art Ceramiche and Cloister of Santa Chiara are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Naples with an excursion to Vesuvio National Park in Ottaviano--about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, get to know the fascinating history of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli, contemplate the long history of Underground Naples, and see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Naples trip planner.

Chennai, India to Naples is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Chennai to Naples due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chennai in May, expect Naples to be colder, temps between 27°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vesuvio National Park, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Sol’Art Ceramiche
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Sol’Art Ceramiche ©
Sol’Art Ceramiche
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Pantheon. Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Soqquadro APS. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, wander the streets of Via Condotti, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rome road trip planning website .

Take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 7th (Thu), do a tasting at Castello del Trebbio, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at M.G. Design, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, then get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Florence journey maker website .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in May, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Wineries Shopping

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Piazza San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Doge's Palace and Piazza delle Erbe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua) and Arena di Verona (in Verona). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Campo del Ghetto.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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