12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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12 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Newport News
Fly:  19​h 30​min
Rome
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Milan
— Few hours
train:  1​h
Turin
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Naples
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Newport News

1
night
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 26th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, then admire the local landmark of Fontana dei Quattro fiumi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, then don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pietro in Vincoli.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rome vacation planning tool .

Newport News, USA to Rome is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newport News to Rome is 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

#Tours, #Historic Sites

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Walking tours
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Church of St. Louis of the French ©
Church of St. Louis of the French

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 28th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi, admire the striking features of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, pause for some serene contemplation at Cappelle Medicee, then make a trip to Centro Storico, then ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Florence attractions planning app .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Museo Nazionale del Bargello ©
Museo Nazionale del Bargello
Loggia dei Lanzi ©
Loggia dei Lanzi

few
hours
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.
On the 29th (Fri), explore and take pictures at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then make a trip to Dialogo nel Buio, and finally get engrossed in the history at Villa Necchi Campiglio.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Milan sightseeing planning tool .

Getting from Florence to Milan by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Turin.

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Villa Necchi Campiglio ©
Villa Necchi Campiglio
Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio ©
Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio
Dialogo nel Buio ©
Dialogo nel Buio

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Basilica Maria Ausiliatrice, then examine the collection at Museo del Carcere Le Nuove, then explore the historical opulence of Castello e Parco di Masino, and finally make a trip to Santa Maria del Monte - Monte dei Cappuccini. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Colline di Torino, contemplate the long history of Villa della Regina, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Superga, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Ciclabile Rio Freidano.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Turin road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Milan to Turin takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Milan in June, expect nights in Turin to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are little chillier, around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turin

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Ciclabile Rio Freidano, Castello e Parco di Masino
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Ciclabile Rio Freidano ©
Ciclabile Rio Freidano
Castello e Parco di Masino ©
Castello e Parco di Masino

3
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 2nd (Mon), explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico Pausilypon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta e Cripta Medievale, then take advantage of the amenities at Fornillo, and finally get engrossed in the history at Complesso Monumentale San Lorenzo Maggiore - La Neapolis Sotterrata. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): stroll through Parco Virgiliano, then wander the streets of Casertavecchia, and then don't miss a visit to Scavi Archeologici di Ercolano.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Turin to Naples takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Turin in July, expect nights in Naples to be about the same, around 70°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 87°F. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Positano, Scavi Archeologici di Ercolano, Casertavecchia
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Parco Archeologico Pausilypon ©
Parco Archeologico Pausilypon
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Parco Virgiliano ©
Parco Virgiliano

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