12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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12 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  7​h
1
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Florence
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Venice
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
4
Rome
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h
End: San Francisco

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've added Campo de' Fiori, Piazza Navona, Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and other attractions to your itinerary. Attractions like Colosseum and Trevi Fountain make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Roman Forum, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

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San Francisco, USA to Rome is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Rome due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in August, with highs in Rome at 90°F and lows at 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Villa Borghese ©
Villa Borghese

4
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 Ponte Vecchio, Piazzale Michelangelo, Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, and see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To find maps and more tourist information, read Florence tour itinerary planning app .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Florence, with lows of 64°F. You will leave for Venice on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Ca' Rezzonico, and other attractions. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Canal Grande and Piazza San Marco. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

Before you visit Venice, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Venice, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

1
night
Rome

Rome
For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Tours Nightlife Historic Sites

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