12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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12 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Venice
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Carloforte, Sardinia
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
4
Ravello
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
5
Anacapri, Island of Capri
— 1 night
+4
ferry + foot + subway + foot + train:  3​h
6
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

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.
Let the collections at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Doge's Palace capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica di San Marco and Basilica di Sant’Antonio. Step out of Venice to go to Padua and see Scrovegni Chapel, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square, step off the mainland to explore Isola di Burano, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary builder website .

Los Angeles, USA to Venice is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Venice. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, things will get a bit cooler in Venice: highs are around 77°F and lows about 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
Highlights from your plan
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, then get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, and finally make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Florence trip planning website .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Carloforte.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

1
day
Carloforte, Sardinia

Carloforte ©
Carloforte is a fishing and resort town of located on Isola di San Pietro, approximately 7km off the southwestern coast of Sardinia, in southern Sardinia, Italy.HistoryAccording to a legend, a local church was founded in the early 14th century in honour of hundreds of participants to the so-called Children's Crusade of 1212 who perished in a shipwreck just off the island on their way to North Africa during a gale. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cala Fico, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Capo Sandalo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Delle Colonne, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia del Giunco Isola di San Pietro.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Carloforte trip builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Florence to Carloforte with the Route module. Traveling from Florence in September, expect nights in Carloforte to be about the same, around 63°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 85°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Carloforte

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di Cala Fico ©
Spiaggia di Cala Fico
Cape Sandalo ©
Cape Sandalo

1
day
Ravello

Ravello ©
On the 27th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, then get a taste of the local shopping with Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, then admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido di Ravello.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ravello holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Carloforte to Ravello. When traveling from Carloforte in September, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Ravello: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Anacapri.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello

1
night
Anacapri, Island of Capri

Anacapri
Anacapri is a comune on the island of Capri, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stop by Ceramiche Tavassi, explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, tour the pleasant surroundings at Giardini di Augusto, then look for gifts at Carthusia, then explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Grotto, and finally take an in-depth tour of Villa San Michele.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Anacapri sightseeing tool .

You can ride a ferry from Ravello to Anacapri in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In September in Anacapri, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Anacapri

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Capri
Highlights from your plan
I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele
Monte Solaro ©
Monte Solaro

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.
Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palatine Hill and Colosseum. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and train from Anacapri to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Anacapri in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 60°F in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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