10 days in Italy Itinerary

10 days in Italy Itinerary

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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: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate the long history of Colosseum, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

Washington, USA to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rome, with lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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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 26th (Mon): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then steep yourself in history at Palazzo Vecchio, and finally admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Florence travel planning site.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Cinque Terre

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Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 28th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre and then hike along Trail 2. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Cinque Terre footpaths, get a new perspective on things with Angelo's Boat Tours, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

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Getting from Florence to Cinque Terre by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in April, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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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 get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

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You can drive from Cinque Terre to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. April in Venice sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Italy travel guide

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.