10 days in Italy Itinerary

10 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Venice
— 1 night
Drive
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive to Piombino, Ferry to Portoferraio
3
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Rome
4
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly

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Venice

— 1 night

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.
On the 23rd (Fri), explore the activities along Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

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Washington DC, USA to Venice is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 66°F in Venice. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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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.
On the 25th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Florence day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites
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Portoferraio, Elba Island

— 2 nights
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. On the 27th (Tue), kick back and relax at Spiaggia delle Tombe and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cavoli. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Spiaggia Luisi d'Angelo and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Sansone.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Portoferraio trip itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Florence to Portoferraio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Portoferraio are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Santa Maria in Trastevere and Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rome visit planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. While traveling from Portoferraio, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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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.