10 days in Italy Itinerary

10 days in Italy Itinerary

Bhairav Inspirock

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Train to Airport Terminal A, Fly to Venice
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Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 2 nights
Train to Salerno, Taxi to Amalfi
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Amalfi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rome
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): wander the streets of Cannaregio, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the long history of Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary builder app.

Washington DC, USA to Venice is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. December in Venice sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:

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.
On the 4th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Florence online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in December, expect nights in Florence to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:

Amalfi

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): examine the collection at Museo della Carta, then take in the dramatic scenery at Valle delle Ferriere, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parrocchia San Giovanni, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Cave of Smeraldo, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Grande, and then kick back and relax at Fornillo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Amalfi day trip planning website.

Do a combination of train and taxi from Florence to Amalfi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Florence in December, Amalfi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Amalfi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:

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 Pantheon, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rome travel route planner.

You can drive from Amalfi to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Rome when traveling from Amalfi in December, with lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 10:

Italy travel guide

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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.