10 days in Italy Itinerary

10 days in Italy Itinerary

Bhairav Inspirock

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Rome
— 3 nights
Train
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly

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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, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rome online visit planner.

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

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 22 — 25:

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 26th (Mon): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Florence holiday planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:

Cinque Terre

— 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre and then trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with Angelo's Boat Tours and then trek along Trail 2.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Cinque Terre trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Cinque Terre takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:

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 30th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Venice driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. April in Venice sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:

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.