10 days in Italy Itinerary

10 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice
— 2 nights
Fly
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Amalfi
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Rome
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, and finally steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Florence route planner.

Washington, USA to Florence is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Florence. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): examine the collection at Doge's Palace, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice tour itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly to Amalfi.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 14 — 16:

Amalfi

— 3 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Take a break from the city and head to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Amalfi Coast. Venture out of the city with trips to Positano (Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience & Fornillo). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Head underground at Cave of Smeraldo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and hike along Sentiero dei Limoni.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Amalfi trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Amalfi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Venice in May, Amalfi is a bit warmer at night with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in Amalfi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Rome

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French and then explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

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Drive from Amalfi to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Amalfi in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 58°F in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.