12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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12 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Train + Subway:  3 h
2
Ravello
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Assisi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  11 h 30 min
End: New York City

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip site.

New York City, USA to Rome is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Rome is 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ravello: Positano (Boutique Lavinia T-Shirt Positano, Fornillo, &more).

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ravello online tour planner.

Traveling by combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in June, you will find days in Ravello are little chillier (79°F), and nights are a bit warmer (72°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
night
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 8th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, do a tasting at Azienda Agraria Saio, then do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, then learn about winemaking at Bibenda Assisi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Assisi online route builder.

You can drive from Ravello to Assisi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Assisi, with lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Wineries Historic Sites
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Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Azienda Agraria Saio ©
Azienda Agraria Saio

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 9th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Assisi to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In June in Florence, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): examine the collection at Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, make a trip to St Mark's Campanile, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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