12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Naples
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Rome
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h
3
Milan
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Vancouver

3
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli and Forum. Museo Nazionale Ferroviario di Pietrarsa and Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Badia della Santissima Trinita' (in Cava De' Tirreni), Casa del Fauno (in Pompeii) and Anfiteatro Campano e Museo dei Gladiatori (in Santa Maria Capua Vetere). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Lungomare Caracciolo, explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister of Santa Chiara, and delve into the distant past at The Neapolis Buried.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Naples trip itinerary planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Naples is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In April, Naples is a bit warmer than Vancouver - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Pompeii, Badia della Santissima Trinita', Anfiteatro Campano e Museo dei Gladiatori
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Catacombe di San Gaudioso ©
Catacombe di San Gaudioso
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Lungomare Caracciolo ©
Lungomare Caracciolo

4
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Cupola di San Pietro. Venture out of the city with trips to Giardino di Ninfa (in Cisterna di Latina) and Castello Caetani (in Sermoneta). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, examine the collection at Stanze di Raffaello, and steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rome online trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Giardino di Ninfa, Castello Caetani
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

3
nights
Milan

Milan ©
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 16th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Museo del Novecento, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, examine the collection at Casa Museo Boschi Di Stefano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Ducale, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia Santa Maria di Morimondo. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Eustorgio, steep yourself in history at Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa, admire the masterpieces at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, pause for some photo ops at Arco della Pace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Cristoforo sul Naviglio, and finally steep yourself in history at Abbazia di Chiaravalle.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Milan travel tool.

You can take a train from Rome to Milan in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Abbazia Santa Maria di Morimondo, Piazza Ducale
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Piazza Ducale ©
Piazza Ducale
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro

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