13 days in Italy Itinerary

13 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: New Delhi
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Taormina, Sicily
— 1 night
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Turin
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Bolzano
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Rome
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
6
Naples
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  12 h
End: New Delhi

1
night
Taormina, Sicily

Taormina ©
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Piazza IX Aprile, make a trip to Corso Umberto, then step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, and finally walk around Villa Comunale.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Taormina trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Taormina is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Taormina due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect nights in Taormina to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Turin.

Things to do in Taormina

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Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale
Piazza IX Aprile ©
Piazza IX Aprile
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, make a trip to Piazza San Carlo, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza Castello. Keep things going the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then contemplate the long history of Palazzo Reale, and then take some stellar pictures from Basilica of Superga.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Turin trip planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Taormina to Turin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Taormina in December, things will get little chillier in Turin: highs are around 8°C and lows about 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bolzano.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Basilica of Superga
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Basilica of Superga ©
Basilica of Superga
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Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile ©
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile

2
nights
Bolzano

Bolzano ©
South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): fly down the slopes at Val Gardena, don't miss a visit to Piazza Walther, and then get engrossed in the history at South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology. Keep things going the next day: hike along Tappeiner Promenade, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Merano Centro Storico, and then admire the striking features of Duomo Maria Assunta.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bolzano trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Turin to Bolzano in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Turin in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Bolzano, with lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Bolzano

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Merano, Val Gardena
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Val Gardena ©
Val Gardena
Duomo Maria Assunta ©
Duomo Maria Assunta
Merano Centro Storico ©
Merano Centro Storico

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.
On the 23rd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Prato della Valle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Anthony, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally wander the streets of Cannaregio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planning website.

You can drive from Bolzano to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bolzano in December since evenings lows in Venice dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Padua
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Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Square. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, admire the local landmark of Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, and then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Borghese.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rome itinerary planner.

Getting from Venice to Rome by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Venice in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rome, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

St. Peter's Square
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Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano ©
Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico
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3
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): learn about all things military at Galleria Borbonica, take in the pleasant sights at Lungomare Caracciolo, then don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano and then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Naples online travel route builder.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Naples sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Lungomare Caracciolo ©
Lungomare Caracciolo
Underground Naples ©
Underground Naples

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