12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Rome, Train to Florence
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
Train to Foggia, Bus to Foggia, Fly to San Domino
San Domino
— 1 night
Fly to Foggia, Bus to Foggia, Train to Rome
— 4 nights



— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Piazzale Michelangelo and Guardastelle Vineyard. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, contemplate the long history of Loggia dei Lanzi, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Florence is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Florence, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lecce.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

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— 3 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lido Pantarei and Calidoski Beach Bar. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria and Sidereus. Explore Lecce's surroundings by going to Maldive del Salento Pescoluse (in Pescoluse) and Porto Selvaggio (in Nardo). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

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Traveling by flight from Florence to Lecce takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Lecce are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Domino.

Things to do in Lecce

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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San Domino

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at San Domino and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Matana.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Domino sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Lecce to San Domino in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in San Domino

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
We've included these beaches for you: V Lounge Beach Club and Mediterranea. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Pantheon. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from San Domino to Rome takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In September in Rome, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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Italy travel guide

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.

Puglia travel guide

Beaches · Landmarks · Churches
Situated at the southeastern tip of the country, Puglia forms the heel on the "boot" of Italy. First colonized by Mycenaean Greeks, the region flourished during Roman times as a major producer of grain and oil. Today, Puglia remains a predominantly agricultural part of the country, though its warm and sunny coastal weather makes it a favorite holiday destination with an ever-increasing number of tourists. The long coastline features attractions like sun-kissed beaches and lively resorts, many of which are overlooked by limestone cliffs. Deeper inland, Puglia is largely flat, a land of charming villages and world-class cuisine. Here, you'll find olive oil, grapes, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, and fresh seafood to give you sustenance as you continue sightseeing. Despite its reputation as a producer of some Italy's best food and wines, Puglia still has numerous rural corners that most tourists have yet to explore.

Tremiti Islands travel guide

Islands · Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches
The Isole Tremiti are an archipelago in the Adriatic Sea, north of the Gargano Peninsula. They constitute a comune of Italy's Province of Foggia and form part of the Gargano national park. The name of the islands relates to their seismic hazard, with a history of earthquakes in the area: tremiti means "tremors".The islands were used for the internment of political prisoners during Benito Mussolini's Fascist regime. This was nothing new: two millennia earlier Augustus had exiled his granddaughter Julia the Younger to one of these islands (then named Trimerus in Latin, maybe from Greek Trimeros, Τρίμερος, meaning "tree places" or "tree islands").The islands are now an important tourist attraction because of the clear waters surrounding them. Up to 100,000 visitors come to the islands in the summer season. Ferry services from the mainland operate from Termoli, Vieste, Rodi Garganico and Capoiale, while Alidaunia offers flights from San Domino Heliport to Foggia and Vieste.