10 days in Italy Itinerary

10 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Florence
— 2 nights
Train
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Rome
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Ravello
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Venice
— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Vecchio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip planning website.

Washington, USA to Florence is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Florence, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay May 13 — 15:

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.
On the 16th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, and then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip app.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Florence in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 15 — 17:

Ravello

— 3 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Visiting Boat Tours & Water Sports and Fornillo will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Positano (Ceramiche Maria Grazia & Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Valle delle Ferriere, make a trip to Villa Rufolo, Head underground at Cave of Smeraldo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ravello road trip app.

You can drive from Rome to Ravello in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in May, Ravello is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 17 — 20:

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 21st (Fri): make a trip to St Mark's Campanile, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Ravello to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Traveling from Ravello in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 55°F in Venice. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 20 — 22:

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.