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: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Washington, USA to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Rome due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Washington in April since evenings lows in Rome dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
On the 26th (Mon), snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce.

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You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. April in Florence sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre and then trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza. On your second day here, see some colorful creatures with Angelo's Boat Tours and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Trail 2.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Cinque Terre travel app.

Getting from Florence to Cinque Terre by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:

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): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

Before you visit Venice, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Venice takes 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:

Italy travel guide

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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.