12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy holiday planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Florence
— 2 nights
Train
2
Rome
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Positano
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Cavallino-Treporti
— 2 nights
Drive to Venice Marco Polo Airport, Fly to Amsterdam

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Florence — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, make a trip to Palazzo Vecchio, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Florence trip maker.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Florence is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in August, with highs in Florence at 35°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Rome.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
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Rome — 3 nights

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: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August in Rome, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Positano.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
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Positano — 2 nights

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Fornillo, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Arienzo Beach Club, Positano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally take a memorable drive along Amalfi Coast.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Positano itinerary maker.

Getting from Rome to Positano by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Venice.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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Venice — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the striking features of Doge's Palace. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Cannaregio, explore the activities along Canal Grande, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Positano to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Positano in August, expect little chillier with lows of 22°C in Venice. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cavallino-Treporti.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Cavallino-Treporti — 2 nights

On the 11th (Thu), kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Ca' Ballarin and then step off the mainland to explore Lido. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): stop by IBISCO and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lio Piccolo.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Cavallino-Treporti trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Venice to Cavallino-Treporti takes an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Cavallino-Treporti can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trip
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Highlights from your trip

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.