12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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12 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Naples
1
Naples
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Rome
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Siena
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Pisa
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
6
La Spezia
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
7
Cinque Terre
— Few hours
Train:  1​h 30​min
8
Genoa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Milan
— Few hours
Train:  1​h 15​min
10
Bologna
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
End: Milan

1
night
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 Vesuvio. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Decumani di Napoli and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vesuvio.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Naples online driving holiday planner .

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major airport is Naples International Airport. In July in Naples, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 5th (Fri), you'll travel to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

Vesuvio National Park
Highlights from your plan
Decumani di Napoli ©
Decumani di Napoli
Vesuvio National Park ©
Vesuvio National Park

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You've now added Via Condotti to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): make a trip to Pantheon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, then contemplate the long history of Colosseum, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then wander the streets of Via Condotti.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Rome online road trip planner .

Take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. You will leave for Siena on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

few
hours
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Siena online itinerary planner .

Getting from Rome to Siena by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mercato Centrale, Piazza della Signoria, Basilica di Santa Croce, and other attractions you added.

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Traveling by bus from Siena to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 9th (Tue), you're off toPisa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

few
hours
Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Pisa planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Pisa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. July in Pisa sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to La Spezia.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa

1
night
La Spezia

La Spezia ©
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. Portovenere has been added to your itinerary.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our La Spezia trip planner .

You can take a train from Pisa to La Spezia in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in La Spezia sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 10th (Wed), you're off toCinque Terre.

Things to do in La Spezia

Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Portovenere
Highlights from your plan
Portovenere ©
Portovenere

few
hours
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre day trip planner .

Cinque Terre is very close to La Spezia. July in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Genoa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors Parks Tours

2
nights
Genoa

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dolphin & Whale Watching, Porta Soprana and Marina di Portofino. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): go for a stroll along the water at Marina di Portofino and then wander the streets of Boccadasse.

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You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Genoa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cinque Terre in July since evenings lows in Genoa dip to 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Milan.

Things to do in Genoa

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Marina di Portofino
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse
Porta Soprana ©
Porta Soprana

few
hours
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.
On the 12th (Fri), admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Milan online vacation planner .

Take a train from Genoa to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Genoa in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Milan, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

3
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 13th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, then examine the collection at Museo Ferrari, then do a tasting at Acetaia Villa San Donnino, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Oasi La Rizza and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bologna trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Milan to Bologna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Bologna, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Maranello, Acetaia Villa San Donnino, Oasi La Rizza
Highlights from your plan
Piazza Maggiore ©
Piazza Maggiore
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica di San Petronio ©
Basilica di San Petronio

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