12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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12 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  14​h
1
Naples
— 2 nights
bus:  15​min
2
Pompeii
— Few hours
bus:  15​min
3
Naples
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
5
Orvieto
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Siena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
San Gimignano
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Florence
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Toronto

2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giovanni a Carbonara.

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

Toronto, Canada to Naples is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Toronto in January, things will get much hotter in Naples: highs are around 15°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Pompeii.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Catacombe di San Gaudioso ©
Catacombe di San Gaudioso
Museo delle Arti Sanitarie ©
Museo delle Arti Sanitarie

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hours
Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 12th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park and then don't miss a visit to Anfiteatro Romano.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Pompeii holiday builder site .

Pompeii is very close to Naples. In January, daily temperatures in Pompeii can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Naples.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park

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night
Naples

Naples ©
On the 12th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Domenico Maggiore.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Naples trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Naples is very close to Pompeii. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
San Domenico Maggiore ©
San Domenico Maggiore

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Cupola di San Pietro. Colosseum and Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Monastero Di S.Benedetto in Subiaco, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Rome journey maker .

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Rome, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Orvieto.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vatican City, Monastero Di S.Benedetto
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

few
hours
Orvieto

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Orvieto, Head underground at Pozzo della Cava, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Orvieto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sant'Andrea, Orvieto, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Moro.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Orvieto day trip site .

You can take a train from Rome to Orvieto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. January in Orvieto sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Siena.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto
Sant'Andrea, Orvieto ©
Sant'Andrea, Orvieto
Pozzo della Cava ©
Pozzo della Cava

1
night
Siena

Siena
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Siena trip planner .

You can drive from Orvieto to Siena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January in Siena, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 3°C at night. You'll set off for San Gimignano on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Tours Wineries

1
night
San Gimignano

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Porta San Giovanni, get engrossed in the history at Torre e Casa Campatelli, admire the landmark architecture of Mura di San Gimignano, then take in panoramic vistas at Rocca of Montestaffoli, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pieve di Sant'Appiano.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Gimignano trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Siena to San Gimignano in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pieve di Sant'Appiano
Highlights from your plan
Porta San Giovanni ©
Porta San Giovanni
Pieve di Sant'Appiano ©
Pieve di Sant'Appiano
Torre e Casa Campatelli ©
Torre e Casa Campatelli

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Centro Storico and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Florence travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Gimignano to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Florence are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

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