12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Rome
— 1 night
Drive
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Siena
— 1 night
Drive
4
Rome
— 1 night
Train
5
Naples
— 1 night
Drive
6
Positano
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rome
— 2 nights
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Rome — 1 night

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, then wander the streets of Via Condotti, then take a stroll through Trastevere, and finally stop by Trastevere Store.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

New York City, USA to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Rome. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rome when traveling from New York City in September, with lows around 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Florence.
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Florence — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Mall, The Baptistery of St. John and Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get some fabulous bargains at The Mall, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 59°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Siena.
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Siena — 1 night

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Clemente in Santa Maria dei Servi.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Siena journey tool.

Drive from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Fri) before leaving for Rome.
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Historic Sites

Rome — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and then look for gifts at NamasTey.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rome journey maker tool.

Getting from Siena to Rome by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Naples.
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Naples — 1 night

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Naples day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Positano.
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Positano — 2 nights

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Fornillo, get outside with Outdoor Activities, then view the masterpieces at Miniaci Art Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santa Maria Assunta.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Positano trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Naples to Positano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Rome.
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Rome — 2 nights

On the 28th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, then don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and finally make a trip to Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Roman Forum and then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary website.

Getting from Positano to Rome by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Rome when traveling from Positano in September, with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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.
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Tuscany travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.
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Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.
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