12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Venice
— 3 nights
2
Florence
— 2 nights
3
Vatican City
— 1 day
4
Rome
— 2 nights
5
Naples
— 2 nights

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Doge's Palace and Scrovegni Chapel. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Venice online trip itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Venice is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Venice. Traveling from Toronto in October, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Ratto della Sabina, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, thenexplore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Florence visit planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. October in Florence sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Vatican City.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

1
day
Vatican City

Vatican City ©
Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
On the 7th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, appreciate the history behind La Pieta, thensteep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Vatican City trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Vatican City by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Vatican City can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Vatican City

Historic Sites Museums
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
La Pieta ©
La Pieta

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, thencontemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Roman Forum and then don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain.

Plan my day in Rome using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Rome is just a stone's throw from Vatican City. October in Rome sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park and then brush up on your military savvy at Galleria Borbonica.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Naples route website.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Naples are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You'll set off for home on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica

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