12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Washington DC
Fly + Train:  16 h
1
Florence
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Rome
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Naples
— Few hours
Ferry:  1 h
4
Sorrento
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Bus:  16 h 15 min
End: Washington DC

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Florence Pisa Private Tours - Valentina Bassi as well as Venice Free Walking Tour. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Florence is an approximately 15- hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Florence, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Tue) before leaving for Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Venice Free Walking Tour
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Venice Free Walking Tour ©
Venice Free Walking Tour
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Vatican Museums has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): make a trip to Piazza Navona, make a trip to Spanish Steps, take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, then don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and finally stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then take a stroll through Trastevere, and finally have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rome travel planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican Museums
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Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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hours
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You've now added Underground Naples to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Thu), don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Naples trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Naples by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sorrento.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites
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Underground Naples ©
Underground Naples
Via San Gregorio Armeno ©
Via San Gregorio Armeno

3
nights
Sorrento

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Get out of town with these interesting Sorrento side-trips: Positano (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Il Sentiero Degli Dei, &more). Dedicate the 5th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, take a leisurely stroll along Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro, don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso, and admire the verdant scenery at Il Vallone dei Mulini.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sorrento trip maker tool.

Ride a ferry from Naples to Sorrento in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a subway; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Sorrento can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Positano
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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