12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy holiday planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

12 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Milan
train:  3​h
1
Venice
— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the activities along Canal Grande and then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Venice travel route planner.

Milan to Venice is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daytime highs in Venice are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Florence day trip planner .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, take a stroll through Trastevere, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. December in Rome sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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.
Kids will enjoy Duomo di Milano and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Take a break from Milan with a short trip to Museo Egizio in Turin, about 1h 30 min away. There's more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Milan trip builder app .

You can take a train from Rome to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rome in December, with highs in Milan at 9°C and lows at 1°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Museo Egizio
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

Similar Plans

15 days in Italy BY A USER FROM LEBANON September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 16 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Italy & Amsterdam BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Italy BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Spain, Italy & Greece BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in France, Italy & Greece BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UKRAINE September, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Italy BY A USER FROM TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, extra slow, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Extra slow 13 days in Italy BY A USER FROM BAHRAIN November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans