13 days in Italy Itinerary

13 days in Italy Itinerary

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13 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Naples
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Verona
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Venice
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Florence
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: London

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and get engrossed in the history at Musei Capitolini.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Rome is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from London to Rome, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, you will find days in Rome are a bit warmer (16°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Ravello (Duomo di Ravello & Villa Rufolo), Temple of Apollo (in Pompeii) and Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Plebiscito, admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Naples trip itinerary planning website .

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Verona.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Ravello, Pompeii, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

1
night
Verona

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Arena di Verona, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, then admire the landmark architecture of Arche Scaligere, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Verona trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Naples to Verona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Naples in December, with highs in Verona at 8°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Shopping Nightlife
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

2
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.
On the 20th (Sun), snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Correr. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Zaccaria, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Venice visit planner.

Traveling by bus from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Ponte di Rialto ©
Ponte di Rialto

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 22nd (Tue), take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and finally admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Florence planner .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Venice in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Florence, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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