10 days in Italy Itinerary

10 days in Italy Itinerary

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10 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Milan
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
4
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Phoenix

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pantheon. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip tool .

Phoenix, USA to Rome is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Phoenix to Rome. In April, Rome is a bit cooler than Phoenix - with highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Thu) before leaving for Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Portovenere as well as Sabor Cubano. On the 16th (Thu), wander the streets of Portovenere and then join in the after-dark buzz at Sabor Cubano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Parco Chico Mendes, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

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Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Parco Chico Mendes, Portovenere
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Portovenere ©
Portovenere
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

2
nights
Milan

Milan ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally get engrossed in the history at Villa Necchi Campiglio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Eustorgio, and finally steep yourself in history at Vicolo Privato Lavandai.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Milan trip itinerary site .

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Milan are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Villa Necchi Campiglio ©
Villa Necchi Campiglio

2
nights
Venice

Venice ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ponte di Rialto, Lido and Canal Grande. Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Cannaregio. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Centro Storico di Treviso (in Treviso) and Battistero del Duomo (in Padua). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, buy something for everyone on your list at T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi, and make a trip to Basilica di San Marco.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Venice vacation planning site .

Getting from Milan to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Battistero del Duomo, Centro Storico di Treviso
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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