12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Naples
— 3 nights
2
Florence
— 3 nights
3
Venice
— 3 nights

3
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Parco Acheologico di Ercolano and Monte Cassino will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Galleria Borbonica and Villa San Michele. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Capri (I Faraglioni & Giardini di Augusto), Paestum Ruins (in Paestum) and Castello Aragonese d'Ischia (in Ischia). There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Lungomare Caracciolo, get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples, get impressive views of Vesuvio National Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with Tenuta Vannulo.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Naples road trip planning app.

Brisbane, Australia to Naples is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Brisbane to Naples, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in December: high temperatures in Naples hover around 17°C and lows are around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Capri, Tenuta Vannulo, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Vesuvio National Park, Paestum Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Lungomare Caracciolo ©
Lungomare Caracciolo
Castello Aragonese d'Ischia ©
Castello Aragonese d'Ischia
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano

3
nights
Florence

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Family-friendly places like Centro Storico and Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore will thrill your kids. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica San Miniato al Monte and Duomo di Pisa. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Castello di Monteriggioni (in Monteriggioni), Pisa (Baptistery of St. John & Camposanto) and Historic Centre of San Gimignano (in San Gimignano). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, and appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence route builder app.

Take a train from Naples to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December in Florence, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Pisa, Siena, Castello di Monteriggioni, Abbazia di San Galgano, Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Highlights from your plan
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Castello Estense, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, then make a trip to Basilica Palladiana, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, take a stroll through Cannaregio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Venezia, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Venice day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, Venice is little chillier than Florence - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Padua, Castello Estense, Basilica Palladiana
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Dorsoduro ©
Dorsoduro

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