12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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Ravello — 3 nights

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Explore Ravello's surroundings by going to Positano (Fornillo, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). There's still lots to do: awaken your taste buds at Amalfi Coast Drive, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, admire all the interesting features of Amalfi Coast, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Smeraldo.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ravello trip itinerary maker site.

Austin, USA to Ravello is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Austin to Ravello due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Austin in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ravello: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Rome.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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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: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, visit Trastevere, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

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You can drive from Ravello to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Ravello in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 23 — 26:

Florence — 3 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, explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence driving holiday app.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in May, plan for little chillier nights in Florence, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Venice.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay May 26 — 29:

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, and finally make a trip to St Mark's Campanile. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Venice are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Italy travel guide

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.