12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
1
Naples
— 1 night
Drive
2
Salerno
— 1 night
Drive
3
Positano
— 2 nights
Fly to Rome, Train to Florence
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Florence
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Milan
— 2 nights
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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. On the 19th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli and then delve into the distant past at Teatro Grande.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Naples trip itinerary builder site.

Sofia, Bulgaria to Naples is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Sofia to Naples, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sofia in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Naples, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Salerno.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Salerno

— 1 night

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
On the 20th (Tue), get outside with Cilento, make a trip to Promenade Trieste, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno, and finally browse for treasures at Libreria Antiquaria Vecchi Libri.

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Getting from Naples to Salerno by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Naples in July, Salerno is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Il Sentiero Degli Dei and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Go for a jaunt from Positano to Sorrento to see Speed Boats Tours about 38 minutes away. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano and steep yourself in history at Church of Santa Maria Assunta.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Positano trip planner.

Drive from Salerno to Positano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Salerno in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Positano, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Florence.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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Florence

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wine Tours & Tastings and Poggio Amorelli. The adventure continues: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Positano to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Positano in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Florence, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Venice

— 2 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 the 27th (Tue), make a trip to Scala Contarini del Bovolo, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

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You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Venice sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Tours
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Milan

— 2 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Piazza Vecchia and Food Tours. Step out of Milan to go to Lecco and see Campanile di San Nicolo, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, head outdoors with Piscina Cozzi, and don't miss a visit to UniCredit Tower.

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Getting from Venice to Milan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Milan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Milan

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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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.

Amalfi Coast travel guide

4.2
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.

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.