12 days in Atlanta & Italy Itinerary

12 days in Atlanta & Italy Itinerary

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12 days in Atlanta & Italy Itinerary

Start: Birmingham, United States
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Atlanta, United States
— Few hours
Fly:  15​h 30​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
7
Atlanta, United States
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Birmingham, United States

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Atlanta, United States

Atlanta
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Atlanta trip itinerary maker website .

Birmingham to Atlanta is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Birmingham to Atlanta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Atlanta can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. On the 27th (Thu), you'll travel to Rome.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Outdoors Nightlife
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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You've added Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, DiVini Italiani, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 28th (Fri), steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican City, then wander the streets of Trastevere, and finally admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Spanish Steps, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, wander the streets of Via Condotti, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then make a trip to Pantheon, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rome online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Rome takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Atlanta to Rome, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Rome when traveling from Atlanta in September, with lows around 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

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

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Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Archaeological Museum of Naples as well as Underground Naples. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei, get engrossed in the history at Galleria Borbonica, then examine the collection at National Archaeological Museum of Naples, and finally wander the streets of Spaccanapoli. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Underground Naples.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Naples visit planning website .

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Tue) before leaving for Florence.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Underground Naples ©
Underground Naples

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Basilica di Santa Croce, Campanile di Giotto, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and finally take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at Torre di Pisa and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Florence tour itinerary maker .

Take a train from Naples to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Thu) before leaving for Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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Venice, Italy

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes VizioVirtu Cioccolateria, Ca' del Sol, Prosciutto e Parmigiano ham&cheese To Go, and other attractions you added. On the 4th (Thu), examine the collection at Doge's Palace, get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then stop by L'artista della barbaria, and finally look for gifts at Raggio Veneziano.

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

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Florence in October: highs in Venice hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Shopping Historic Sites Nightlife
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
You've now added Prada to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Castello Sforzesco, contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, then stop by Prada, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan trip maker website .

Traveling by train from Venice to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Milan sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 52°F at night. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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Atlanta, United States

Atlanta
To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Atlanta driving holiday app .

You can fly from Milan to Atlanta in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. While traveling from Milan, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Atlanta, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 56°F. You'll set off for home on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Outdoors Nightlife
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