12 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy vacation planner
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Fly
1
Rome
— 3 nights
Train
2
Naples
— 1 night
Drive
3
Positano
— 2 nights
Fly
4
San Vito lo Capo, Sicily
— 1 night
Fly
5
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Venice
— 2 nights
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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.
Attractions like Colosseum and Trevi Fountain make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, make a trip to Piazza Navona, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rome online trip maker.

Washington, USA to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Rome is 6 hours. July in Rome sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Naples.
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Naples — 1 night

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): engage your brain at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, delve into the distant past at Teatro Grande, then make a trip to Pompeii Archaeological Park, and finally delve into the distant past at Anfiteatro Romano.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Naples trip planner.

Take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. July in Naples sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Positano.
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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 27th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Grande, kick back and relax at Fornillo, then kick back and relax at Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Ravello, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Positano trip maker website.

Getting from Naples to Positano by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Positano sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can fly to San Vito lo Capo.
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San Vito lo Capo, Sicily — 1 night

A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): kick back and relax at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Vito lo Capo journey planner.

You can fly from Positano to San Vito lo Capo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. July in San Vito lo Capo sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight 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.
On the 30th (Sun), examine the collection at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

You can fly from San Vito lo Capo to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from San Vito lo Capo in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Florence, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive 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 1st (Tue): wander the streets of Cannaregio, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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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Amalfi Coast travel guide

4.1
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.
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Sicily travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Churches
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.
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