12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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12 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Beirut
Fly + train:  5​h 45​min
1
Naples
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Milan
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Verona
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Beirut

1
night
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 19th (Tue), make a trip to Oltre I Resti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, stroll the grounds of Cimitero Monumentale, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, then get a taste of the local shopping with Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Naples online trip itinerary planner .

Beirut, Lebanon to Naples is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Beirut to Naples is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Beirut in November, expect Naples to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Ravello, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Cimitero Monumentale
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

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, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rome road trip planner.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Rome are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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 24th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and finally examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, don't miss a visit to Palazzo Vecchio, make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

1
night
Milan

Milan ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan road trip website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in November, expect nights in Milan to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are slightly colder, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Procolo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio, then browse the exhibits of Casa di Giulietta, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza delle Erbe.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Verona route maker tool .

You can take a train from Milan to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, nature, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Venice road trip site .

Take a bus from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In November in Venice, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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