12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Milan
Train:  3 h
1
Venice
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
2
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
3
Rome
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h
4
Milan
— 3 nights
End: Milan

1
night
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.
Ponte di Rialto has been added to your itinerary. On the 19th (Thu), explore the activities along Canal Grande and then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Venice online trip itinerary planner.

Milan to Venice is an approximately 2.5- hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. December in Venice sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Ponte di Rialto ©
Ponte di Rialto
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Florence itinerary maker app.

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Venice in December: highs in Florence hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria

4
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Palatine Hill and Trevi Fountain. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Roman Forum, visit Trastevere, and delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. December in Rome sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Duomo di Milano and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II will thrill your kids. Take a break from Milan with a short trip to Museo Egizio in Turin, about 1h 30 min away. It doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Milan tour planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Milan in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in December, things will get a bit cooler in Milan: highs are around 9°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Museo Egizio
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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