13 days in Italy Itinerary

13 days in Italy Itinerary

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13 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Taormina, Sicily
— 1 night
+3
train + foot + bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Turin
— 2 nights
3
Bolzano
— 2 nights
4
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Rome
— 2 nights
6
Naples
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  12​h
End: New Delhi

1
night
Taormina, Sicily

Taormina ©
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Piazza IX Aprile, don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, then head off the coast to Isola Bella, and finally walk around Villa Comunale.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Taormina travel planner .

New Delhi, India to Taormina is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Taormina. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect nights in Taormina to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Turin.

Things to do in Taormina

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Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale
Piazza IX Aprile ©
Piazza IX Aprile
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella

2
nights
Turin

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza Castello. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, steep yourself in history at Palazzo Reale, and then get great views at Basilica of Superga.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Turin day trip planner .

Getting from Taormina to Turin by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Taormina in December: high temperatures in Turin hover around 8°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bolzano.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Basilica of Superga
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Basilica of Superga ©
Basilica of Superga
Piazza San Carlo ©
Piazza San Carlo
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2
nights
Bolzano

Bolzano ©
South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): hit the slopes at Val Gardena, don't miss a visit to Piazza Walther, and then take an in-depth tour of South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Tappeiner Promenade, then get to know the fascinating history of Merano Centro Storico, and then admire the landmark architecture of Duomo Maria Assunta.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Bolzano day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Turin to Bolzano in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Turin in December, plan for little chillier nights in Bolzano, with lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Bolzano

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Merano, Val Gardena
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Val Gardena ©
Val Gardena
Merano Centro Storico ©
Merano Centro Storico
South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology ©
South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology

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nights
Venice

Venice ©
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): make a trip to Prato della Valle, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant’Antonio, pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally take a stroll through Cannaregio. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, then contemplate the long history of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner .

You can drive from Bolzano to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bolzano in December since evenings lows in Venice dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Padua
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Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel
Prato della Valle ©
Prato della Valle

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 25th (Wed), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica, and finally make a trip to St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro). On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, then ponder the design of Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, and then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Borghese.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rome trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Venice in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rome, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro)
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3
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Galleria Borbonica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli, then don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, and finally contemplate the long history of Underground Naples. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano and then see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Naples day trip site .

Take a train from Rome to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Underground Naples ©
Underground Naples
Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli ©

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