12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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12 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  15​h
1
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Florence
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Rio de Janeiro

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.
You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini. Get some cultural insight at Pantheon and Colosseum. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary builder website .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Rome is 4 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in February, expect Rome to be colder, temps between 16°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

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

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Galleria dell'Accademia and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Appreciate the collections at Uffizi Galleries and Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, steep yourself in history at Palazzo Vecchio, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip app .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. February in Florence sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

3
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Doge's Palace and Ca' Rezzonico. Get some cultural insight at Basilica di San Marco and Museo Ebraico di Venezia. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, admire the masterpieces at Museo Correr, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Venice trip builder .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Venice, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square

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