10 days in Italy Itinerary

10 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip 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
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Venice — 1 night

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 17th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

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 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Florence.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Florence — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Portoferraio.
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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): kick back and relax at Spiaggia delle Tombe and then stroll through Spiaggia di Cavoli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): stroll through Spiaggia Luisi d'Angelo and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Sansone.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Portoferraio trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Florence to Portoferraio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. August in Portoferraio sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Side Trips
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Rome — 3 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Santa Maria in Trastevere and Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and make a trip to Trevi Fountain.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. When traveling from Portoferraio in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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.