12 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly to Rome, Train to Naples
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Naples
— 2 nights
Train
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Rome
— 3 nights
Train
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Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
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Milan
— 2 nights
Fly

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Naples — 2 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Salerno (Duomo di Salerno, Centro Storico Salerno, &more), Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale (in Ravello) and Amalfi (Valle delle Ferriere, Museo della Carta, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, steep yourself in history at Napoli Sotterranea, and explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Naples trip itinerary planning app.

New Delhi, India to Naples is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. In December, Naples is a bit cooler than New Delhi - with highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Rome.
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Rome — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

Before you visit Rome, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.
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Florence — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercato Centrale, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, don't miss a visit to Palazzo Vecchio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence road trip site.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Venice.
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Venice — 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, stop by Cannaregio, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Venice online tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, Venice is slightly colder than Florence - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Milan.
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Milan — 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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 2nd (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Milan route planner.

Getting from Venice to Milan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January in Milan, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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