10 days in Italy Itinerary

10 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Florence
— 2 nights
Train
2
Rome
— 2 nights
Train
3
Sorrento
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Amalfi
— 1 night
Fly
5
Venice
— 2 nights
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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 20th (Fri): examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence online road trip planner.

Indianapolis, USA to Florence is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to take a train 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip maker site.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rome when traveling from Florence in May, with lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Sorrento.

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Sorrento

— 2 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get outside with Outdoor Activities, kick back and relax at Fornillo, and then explore the ancient world of Odeon - Teatro Piccolo. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, and then admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sorrento trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Rome to Sorrento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Sorrento, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Amalfi.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

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Amalfi

— 1 night

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, indulge your taste buds at Amalfi Coast Drive, contemplate the long history of Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Amalfi holiday tool.

You can drive from Sorrento to Amalfi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Amalfi are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Venice.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Wineries

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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.
On the 27th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Punta della Dogana, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Venice day trip website.

You can fly from Amalfi to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Amalfi in May since evenings lows in Venice dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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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.