12 days in Venice, Florence & Amalfi Coast Itinerary

12 days in Venice, Florence & Amalfi Coast Itinerary

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12 days in Venice, Florence & Amalfi Coast Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  6 h
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Florence
— 3 nights
train:  5 h
3
Maiori
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Dublin

2
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Venice driving holiday planning website.

Dublin, Ireland to Venice is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Dublin in June, expect Venice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

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

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, make a trip to Basilica della Santissima Annunziata - Chiesa di Santa Maria della Scala, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Florence road trip site.

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Maiori.

Things to do in Florence

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

5
nights
Maiori

Maiori ©
Maiori is a town and comune on the Amalfi coast in the province of Salerno . Change things up with these side-trips from Maiori: Positano (Il Sentiero Degli Dei, Fornillo, &more) and Villa Cimbrone Gardens (in Ravello). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di castiglione, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, and admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Maiori trip maker website.

Drive from Florence to Maiori in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Florence in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Maiori, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Maiori

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Positano, Spiaggia di Atrani
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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