12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Rome
1
Rome
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Pompeii
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
3
Naples
— Few hours
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Rome
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
5
Florence
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
6
Rome
— 2 nights
End: Rome

5
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Pantheon, Chiesa di Sant'Agnese in Agone, Church of St. Louis of the French, and other attractions. Get some historical perspective at St. Peter's Basilica and Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Terme di Caracalla and Santa Maria in Trastevere. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, browse the exhibits of Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Square.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip maker website.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport and Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport. In October, daytime highs in Rome are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Pompeii.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
Highlights from your plan
Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

few
hours
Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 6th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Pompeii trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rome to Pompeii by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Naples.

Things to do in Pompeii

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

few
hours
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 Castel Nuovo - Maschio Angioino as well as Duomo di Napoli. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli, and then step into the grandiose world of Castel Nuovo - Maschio Angioino.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Naples day trip planning tool.

Naples is just a stone's throw from Pompeii. In October in Naples, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli
Duomo di Napoli ©
Duomo di Napoli
Castel Nuovo - Maschio Angioino ©
Castel Nuovo - Maschio Angioino

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Basilica di Santa Prassede, Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, and other attractions. On the 7th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Arco di Costantino, steep yourself in history at Arco di Tito, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, thensteep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Campidoglio. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Villa Adriana, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa d'Este, pause for some serene contemplation at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Prassede, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Rome trip app.

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Tivoli
Highlights from your plan
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano ©

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Piazza della Signoria, Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Cappelle Medicee, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Cappelle Medicee, explore the galleries of Basilica di San Lorenzo, explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, thenmake a trip to The Baptistery of St. John, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. On your second day here, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, thenadmire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, thentake in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Florence driving holiday planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chiostro del Bramante, Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini and Domus Aurea. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Domus Aurea, get engrossed in the history at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, and then browse the exhibits of Chiostro del Bramante.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini ©
Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini
Domus Aurea ©
Domus Aurea
Chiostro del Bramante ©
Chiostro del Bramante

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