10 days in Italy Itinerary

10 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip itinerary planner

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

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Venice

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cannaregio and Campo del Ghetto. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Verona (Piazza Bra, Arena di Verona, &more). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Dorsoduro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Zaccaria, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Venice is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Venice is 6 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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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 17th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, do a tasting at Castello del Trebbio, and then appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Florence sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli and Quartiere Coppede. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica, make a trip to Piazza Navona, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rome driving holiday planning site.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. March in Rome sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · 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.