12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  17 h
1
Venice
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h
3
Salerno
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Positano
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Rio de Janeiro

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Sun), contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, thensnap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary builder app.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Venice is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Venice due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate the long history of L’importuno di Michelangelo, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John, pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, thenmake a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence tour planner.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can take a train to Salerno.

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
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

2
nights
Salerno

Salerno ©
While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Pietro in Vinculis, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella Santa Maria Delle Grazie Salerno, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Domenico, thenstop by Lavorazione Artigianale Savastano, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Tempio di Pomona, and finally get outside with Cilento. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Libreria Antiquaria Vecchi Libri, make a trip to Spiaggia della Crestarella, and then get outside with Il Calypso Stabilimento Balneare.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Salerno attractions planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Salerno in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Florence in August since evenings lows in Salerno dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Salerno

Outdoors Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Vietri sul Mare, Chiesa di San Domenico
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Cilento ©
Cilento
Il Calypso Stabilimento Balneare ©
Il Calypso Stabilimento Balneare
Spiaggia della Crestarella ©
Spiaggia della Crestarella

2
nights
Positano

Positano ©
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.
On the 8th (Sat), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thenget outside with I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos, thenhead outdoors with Spiaggia della Gavitella, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Fornillo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the design of Fontana Cap e Ciuccio, make a trip to Vicoli, scale e archi, stroll through Lido Capo di Conca, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Cloister del Paradiso, and finally get engrossed in the history at MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Positano using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salerno to Positano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Amalfi, Praiano, Vicoli, scale e archi, Lido Capo di Conca
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I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos ©
I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos
Vicoli, scale e archi ©
Vicoli, scale e archi
Lido Capo di Conca ©
Lido Capo di Conca

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 10th (Mon), make a trip to Spanish Steps, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally contemplate the long history of Roman Forum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, thensteep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and then contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

Traveling by car from Positano to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, and train; or take a bus. August in Rome sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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