12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy attractions planner

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Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Pantheon. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Peter's Basilica and Piazza Navona. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, contemplate the long history of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, and admire the striking features of Villa Borghese.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Porto Alegre to Rome, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Porto Alegre in September: highs in Rome hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Amalfi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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— 3 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Villa Cimbrone Gardens. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fornillo and Lido di Ravello. Explore Amalfi's surroundings by going to Positano (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Church of Santa Maria Assunta). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo, see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Amalfi online attractions planner.

Getting from Rome to Amalfi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Amalfi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:


— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get engrossed in the history at Corridoio Vasariano, then don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John, and finally pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Florence journey planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Amalfi to Florence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Amalfi in September since evenings lows in Florence dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:


— 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
On the 17th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Villa Necchi Campiglio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then join the crowd at Autodromo Nazionale Monza. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, admire the landmark architecture of Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, and finally go for a walk through I Navigli.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Milan journey planning app.

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or take a bus. September in Milan sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums

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Italy travel guide

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.

Amalfi Coast travel guide

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.