12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Venice
— 1 night
Fly
2
Rome
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Positano
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
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Venice

— 1 night

City of Romance

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony, pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then wander the streets of Cannaregio, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Venice day trip planner.

Ocean City, USA to Venice is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Ocean City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Venice, with lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:

Rome

— 3 nights

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 historical perspective at Colosseum and Vatican Museums. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli and Santa Maria in Trastevere. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip app.

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:

Positano

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, kick back and relax at Lido di Ravello, and then kick back and relax at Fornillo. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, then contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello, then steep yourself in history at Villa Rufolo, and finally steep yourself in history at Villa Cimbrone Gardens.

Before you visit Positano, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Rome to Positano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in September, Positano is a bit warmer at night with lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Positano

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:

Cinque Terre

— 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Popular historic sites such as Cinque Terre Trails and Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Portovenere and Borgo Storico di Corniglia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cinque Terre: Sestri Levante (Sun Beach & Baia del Silenzio). There's more to do: stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza and get into the urban bustle at Vernazza.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cinque Terre tour itinerary builder site.

Drive from Positano to Cinque Terre in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Positano in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cinque Terre, with lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:

Italy travel guide

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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.