12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Larnaca
Drive:  33 h 30 min
1
Verona
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
2
Como
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
3
Milan
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Turin
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Pisa
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Rome
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Larnaca

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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 12th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, then wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, and then enjoy some music at Arena di Verona.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Verona day trip app.

Larnaca, Cyprus to Verona is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Larnaca to Verona due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Como.

Things to do in Verona

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

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Como

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Como tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Verona to Como in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Como are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Como

Museums Parks Classes

Side Trips

Tremezzina, Abele Experientia Artis
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Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
Abele Experientia Artis ©
Abele Experientia Artis

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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 14th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then take advantage of the amenities at Bagni Jolanda.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Milan tour builder.

Traveling by train from Como to Milan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Milan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can take a train to Turin.

Things to do in Milan

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bagni Jolanda
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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Turin

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
On the 15th (Sun), learn about winemaking at La Versa Viticoltori Dal 1905, see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Egizio.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Turin vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Milan to Turin takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Milan in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Turin: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Wineries

Side Trip

La Versa Viticoltori Dal 1905
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Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio
Museo Nazionale del Cinema ©
Museo Nazionale del Cinema

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Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria, and finally get into the urban bustle at Vernazza.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cinque Terre road trip planning app.

Drive from Turin to Cinque Terre in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Turin in July, you will find days in Cinque Terre are a bit warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church

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Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Palazzo Pfanner, steep yourself in history at St Martin Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Leaning Tower of Pisa, then examine the collection at Palazzo Blu, and finally steep yourself in history at Camposanto.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pisa trip planner.

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Pisa in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Pisa, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Lucca
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Camposanto ©
Camposanto
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
St Martin Cathedral ©
St Martin Cathedral

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 18th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence sightseeing planner.

Getting from Pisa to Florence by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, look for gifts at Officine Creative Roma, delve into the mystery of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and make a trip to Via Condotti.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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