12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Tivoli
— 2 nights
Drive
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Anzio
— 1 night
Drive
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Naples
— 4 nights
Train
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Rome
— 4 nights

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Tivoli

— 2 nights
Tivoli is a town and comune in Lazio, central Italy, about 30km east-north-east of Rome, at the falls of the Aniene river where it issues from the Sabine hills. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Maria - sec. XI-XII, examine the collection at Museo e Cripta della Cattedrale di Anagni, then contemplate the long history of Mostra Permanente Tommaso Gismondi, then delve into the distant past at Villa Adriana, and finally admire the natural beauty at Villa d'Este. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Parco Villa Gregoriana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore, and then learn about winemaking at Minardi Frascati Winery - Antico Casale Minardi.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tivoli trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from China, the closest major aiports are Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport and Pescara International Airport. July in Tivoli sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Anzio.

Things to do in Tivoli

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Anzio

— 1 night
Anzio is a city and comune on the coast of the Lazio region of Italy, about 51km south of Rome.Well known for its seaside harbour setting, it is a fishing port and a departure point for ferries and hydroplanes to the Pontine Islands of Ponza, Palmarola and Ventotene. On the 25th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale di Tor Caldara, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Santa Maria Goretti, then don't miss a visit to Borgo medievale di Nettuno, and finally examine the collection at Museo dello sbarco di Anzio.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Anzio trip planner.

You can drive from Tivoli to Anzio in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July in Anzio, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Anzio

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Naples

— 4 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get some cultural insight at Pompeii Archaeological Park and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Duomo di Ravello and Parco Acheologico di Ercolano will appeal to history buffs. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Pompeii (Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, Villa dei Misteri, &more), Museo della Carta (in Amalfi) and Ravello (Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela & Villa Rufolo). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, engage your brain at Museo delle Arti Sanitarie, pause for some serene contemplation at Complesso Museale Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Naples trip planner.

Getting from Anzio to Naples by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Rome

— 4 nights

Eternal City

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. Get some historical perspective at St. Peter's Basilica and Palatine Hill. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.