12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Venice
— 3 nights
2
Cinque Terre
— Few hours
3
Pisa
— Few hours
4
Florence
— 3 nights
5
Siena
— 2 nights
6
Rome
— 3 nights

3
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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.
You've now added Interpreti Veneziani to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, thentake a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, thenwander the streets of Cannaregio, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, thensee the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Venice online journey planner.

Houston, USA to Venice is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Houston in May; daily highs in Venice reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 13th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Piazza Vignaiolo.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Venice to Cinque Terre takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Pisa.
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Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
You've now added Leaning Tower of Pisa to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Pisa trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to Pisa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Pisa sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, pause for some serene contemplation at Crypt of Santa Reparata, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, thensteep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Castello del Trebbio, thendon't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Florence planner.

You can drive from Pisa to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Florence are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of San Gimignano, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, and then take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, thenexplore the world behind art at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, and then contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Siena travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Siena can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Historic Centre of San Gimignano
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Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico

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Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Piazza Navona. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, stop by Trastevere, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rome trip builder site.

You can drive from Siena to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Rome can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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