10 days in Italy Itinerary

10 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Train
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Train
3
Verona
— 1 night
Drive
4
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly to Philadelphia, Train to Washington DC

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Rome

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli and Turkish Baths. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, steep yourself in history at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome travel planner.

Washington DC, USA to Rome is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Rome is 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in March; daily highs in Rome reach 61°F and lows reach 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Baths · Spas

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, then 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 learn about winemaking at Castello del Trebbio.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip builder.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. March in Florence sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:

Verona

— 1 night

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): snap pictures at Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), catch a live event at Arena di Verona, then take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Verona trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Verona by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in March, expect Verona to be much hotter, temps between 84°F and 84°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nightlife
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 30:

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.
On the 31st (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, explore the activities along Canal Grande, then take a stroll through Cannaregio, and finally take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

Plan trip to Venice with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Verona to Venice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Verona in March, expect Venice to be much colder, temps between 58°F and 41°F. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature
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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.