10 days in Italy Itinerary

10 days in Italy Itinerary

Bhairav Inspirock

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Rome
— 3 nights
Train
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rome itinerary planner.

Washington, USA to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington in April, Rome is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence road trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:

Cinque Terre

— 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre and then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with Angelo's Boat Tours and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Trail 2.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cinque Terre online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In April in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:

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.
On the 29th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In April in Venice, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.