10 days in Italy Itinerary

10 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy sightseeing planner
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Fly
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Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Ravello
— 1 night
Drive
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Rome
— 2 nights
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Venice — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally wander the streets of Cannaregio.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Venice online trip maker.

Charleston, USA to Venice is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Charleston to Venice, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Charleston in September, with highs in Venice at 77°F and lows at 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.
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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 3rd (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Florence travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre — 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): walk around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, then see majestic marine mammals with 5 Terre Pelagos Boat Tours, and then take some stellar pictures from Manarola scenic viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Giovanni Battista.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cinque Terre trip site.

You can drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can fly to Ravello.
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Ravello — 1 night

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 7th (Fri), admire the local landmark of Fontana sant'Andrea, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ravello trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Ravello by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Cinque Terre in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 63°F in Ravello. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rome.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Spanish Steps and then explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rome tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Ravello to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Rome when traveling from Ravello in October, with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.
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