10 days in Italy Itinerary

10 days in Italy Itinerary

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10 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Varese
Drive:  3 h 30 min
1
Pisa
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
San Gimignano
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Siena
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Rome
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
6
Bologna
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Venice
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
End: Varese

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Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 10th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Leaning Tower of Pisa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pisa trip builder website .

Varese to Pisa is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. In August in Pisa, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Baptistery of St. John ©
Baptistery of St. John

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San Gimignano

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): make a trip to San Gimignano Bell Tower and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di San Gimignano.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Gimignano trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Pisa to San Gimignano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Siena.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites
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Duomo di San Gimignano ©
Duomo di San Gimignano
San Gimignano Bell Tower ©
San Gimignano Bell Tower

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Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Siena trip planning app .

You can drive from San Gimignano to Siena in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Siena, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Museums
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico

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Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pantheon and Roman Forum. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and take a stroll through Trastevere.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip builder .

Getting from Siena to Rome by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Rome sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Thu) before leaving for Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and then see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, 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 make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Florence online day trip planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rome in August since evenings lows in Florence dip to 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
You've now added Orto Botanico to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda, then stroll through Orto Botanico, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bologna trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a train from Florence to Bologna in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Bologna are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sun) before leaving for Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica di San Petronio ©
Basilica di San Petronio
Orto Botanico di Bologna ©
Orto Botanico di Bologna

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Piazza San Marco, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then get to know the fascinating history of Campo del Ghetto, and finally take a stroll through Cannaregio.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Venice trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Bologna to Venice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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