10 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Ravello
— 1 night
Drive
3
Rome
— 3 nights
Train
4
Florence
— 2 nights
Train
5
Verona
— 1 night
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Venice — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the activities along Canal Grande, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary planner.

Washington, USA to Venice is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Venice due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Ravello.
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Ravello — 1 night

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): indulge your senses at Amalfi Coast Drive, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, and finally contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ravello trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Ravello takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ravello when traveling from Venice in July, with lows around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rome.
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Vatican Museums. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, delve into the distant past at Forum of Augustus, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and don't miss a visit to Roman Forum.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ravello to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 69°F in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.
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Florence — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Florence travel planning website.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Florence, with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Verona.
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Verona — 1 night

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, then wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, and finally delve into the distant past at Arena di Verona.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Verona trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Verona in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August in Verona, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Italy travel guide

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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.
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