10 days in Italy Itinerary
Start: San Francisco
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— 3 nights
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— 2 nights
— 1 night
End: San Francisco
Mon, Jun 12 - Wed, Jun 21
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.On the 13th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.
To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Venice day trip planning site.
San Francisco, USA to Venice is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Venice is 9 hours. In June, Venice is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Rome.
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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.Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and delve into the distant past at Pantheon.
Before you visit Rome, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
Getting from Venice to Rome by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. June in Rome sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.
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Florence — 1 night
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.
To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip builder app.
Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre — 2 nights
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre and then pause for some serene contemplation at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll around Vernazza, see majestic marine mammals with 5 Terre Pelagos Boat Tours, then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church.
To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre holiday maker app.
Traveling by car from Florence to Cinque Terre takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Florence in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cinque Terre, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Milan.
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Milan — 1 night
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.
For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Milan trip planner.
Getting from Cinque Terre to Milan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, daytime highs in Milan are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Italy travel guide
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.
Italian Riviera travel guide
Sandwiched between the Ligurian Sea and the Alps and Apennines, the Italian Riviera is a narrow coastal strip with a string of places to visit, from upscale seaside resorts to fishing villages. It's enormously popular with both Italian and foreign tourists. You can easily escape the crowds by venturing farther away from the sea and sightseeing in the hillside villages of the inland area. The western section of the Riviera is touted for its roses, almonds, and citrus groves, while the eastern part features a much more rugged terrain and several nature and marine preserves. The Riviera's mild climate and its charming fishing ports have made it not only a popular holiday destination for tourists, but also an inspiration for artists like Byron and Shelley, both of whom traveled extensively here.