10 days in Italy Itinerary

10 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Venice
— 1 night
Drive
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Train
3
Naples
— 3 nights
Train
4
Rome
— 3 nights
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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.
On the 18th (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 explore the galleries of Doge's Palace.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Venice holiday planner.

Washington DC, USA to Venice is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in December, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Florence.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks
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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 19th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Palazzo Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Florence day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Venice, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Florence, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Naples.
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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. Get in touch with nature at Valle delle Ferriere and Spiaggia Grande. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Salerno (Duomo di Salerno, Centro Storico Salerno, &more), Fornillo (in Positano) and Museo della Carta (in Amalfi). There's more to do: make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Naples vacation builder.

You can take a train from Florence to Naples in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in December, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to take a train 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.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome online travel route planner.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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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