12 days in Italy Itinerary

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Naples
— 2 nights
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Rome
— 2 nights
Fly
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Milan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Venice
— 3 nights
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Naples — 2 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Palazzo dello Spagnolo, contemplate the long history of Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro, take an in-depth tour of Museo delle Torture, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Gregorio Armeno, then explore the world behind art at Monumental Complex Donnaregina - Diocesan Museum of Naples, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Santa Restituta.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Naples journey planning app.

Cape Town, South Africa to Naples is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cape Town to Naples, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Cape Town, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Naples, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Rome.
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Rome — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Scala Santa and Chapel of San Lorenzo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica dei Santi Cosma e Damiano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria in Aracoeli, take a stroll through Ghetto Ebraico, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria in Via, and finally explore the world behind art at Scuderie del Quirinale.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rome driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Milan.
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Milan — 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palazzo Marino and Armani Silos. There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at La Casa Maledetta, don't miss a visit to Piazza Mercanti, explore the galleries of Palazzo della Ragione, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Pieta Rondanini.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Milan online day trip planner.

You can fly from Rome to Milan in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rome in December; daily highs in Milan reach 9°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.
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Venice — 3 nights

City of Romance

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.
On your second day here, admire the striking features of Scuola Grande di San Marco, see the interesting displays at Creature di Gomma - Venice Vintage Toys, make a trip to Campo Santa Margherita, then admire the striking features of Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni, and finally see the interesting displays at Palazzo Zaguri.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Venice online trip builder.

You can drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Venice are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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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