12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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12 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Naples
— 3 nights
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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Catacombe di San Gaudioso and Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli. Let the collections at National Archaeological Museum of Naples and Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta capture your imagination. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Pompeii (Forum, Teatro Grande, & more), Badia della Santissima Trinita' (in Cava De' Tirreni) and Anfiteatro Campano o Capuano (in Santa Maria Capua Vetere). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, take an in-depth tour of The Neapolis Buried, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister of Santa Chiara, and examine the collection at Museo Nazionale Ferroviario di Pietrarsa.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Naples journey planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Naples is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vancouver to Naples due to the time zone difference. In April, Naples is somewhat 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
Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Stanze di Raffaello and Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini. Step off the beaten path and head to Castello Caetani and Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Giardino di Ninfa in Cisterna di Latina--about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, and make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip maker tool .

Getting from Naples to Rome by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. April in Rome sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Castello Caetani, Giardino di Ninfa
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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo del Novecento, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, then see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Boschi di Stefano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Ducale, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia Santa Maria di Morimondo. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Eustorgio, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa, admire the masterpieces at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, appreciate the history behind Arco della Pace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Cristoforo sul Naviglio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia di Chiaravalle.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Milan road trip planning app .

Take a train from Rome to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. April in Milan sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

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