10 days in Italy Itinerary

10 days in Italy Itinerary

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Train to Airport Terminal A, Fly to Venice
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Venice
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence
— 2 nights
Train
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Naples
— 3 nights
Train
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Rome
— 3 nights
Fly

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Venice

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Venice online travel route planner.

Washington DC, USA to Venice is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. December in Venice sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 34°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate the long history of Palazzo Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip planning site.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Venice in December: highs in Florence hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
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Naples

— 3 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Visiting Valle delle Ferriere and Spiaggia Grande will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Salerno (Duomo di Salerno, Centro Storico Salerno, &more), Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi) and Fornillo (in Positano). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples trip site.

You can take a train from Florence to Naples in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. December in Naples sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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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: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rome road trip app.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. December in Rome sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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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.