12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Milan
— 1 day
Drive
2
Varenna
— 1 night
Drive
3
Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Drive
4
Siena
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Florence
— 2 nights
Train
6
Naples
— 1 night
Ferry
7
Capri
— 1 night
Ferry
8
Sorrento
— 1 night
Drive
9
Pompeii
— 2 nights
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Milan

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally get advice or help at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Milan day trip website.

London, UK to Milan is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Milan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Milan: highs are around 33°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Varenna.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Varenna

— 1 night
Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at S. Giovanni Battista, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giorgio, admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, walk around La Punta Spartivento, then admire the natural beauty at Parco di Villa Serbelloni, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Villa Melzi.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Varenna driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Varenna takes 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Varenna

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cinque Terre

— 1 night

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 3rd (Thu), trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, then take a memorable tour with Matilde Navigazione, then trek along Cinque Terre footpaths, and finally take some stellar pictures from View Point Corniglia.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Varenna to Cinque Terre takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Trails · Tours · Parks

Siena

— 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

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 4th (Fri): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area and then make a trip to Piazza del Campo. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, and then don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Siena.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Siena trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Siena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Siena, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums

Florence

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Siena to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Florence sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Naples

— 1 night
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, don't miss a visit to Oltre I Resti, get curious at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Naples trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Naples in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daytime highs in Naples are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Naples

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Capri

— 1 night
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with Capri Island Tour, don't miss a visit to Via Krupp, take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni, then admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, and finally take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Cannone.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Capri journey maker site.

Traveling by ferry from Naples to Capri takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Sorrento.

Things to do in Capri

Outdoors · Transportation · Tours · Wildlife

Sorrento

— 1 night

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then take a tour by water with Walk Positano by Gabriella, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria Assunta.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sorrento trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Capri to Sorrento in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pompeii.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pompeii

— 2 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 11th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Convento Frati Minori Conventuali S.Francesco, view the masterpieces at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, then don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and finally get great views at Belvedere Principessa di Piemonte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, explore the ancient world of Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, and then steep yourself in history at Pompeii Archaeological Park.

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You can drive from Sorrento to Pompeii in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Pompeii are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

Lake Como travel guide

4.2
Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."

Tuscany travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.