10 days in Italy Itinerary

10 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Florence
— 1 night
Drive
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Siena
— 1 night
Drive
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Sorrento
— 3 nights
Drive
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Melito di Napoli
— 1 night
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Drive to Naples International Airport, Fly to Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport, Drive to Cinque Terre
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Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Drive
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Varenna
— 1 night
Drive
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Milan
— 1 night
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Florence

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planning tool.

London, UK to Florence is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in June; daily highs in Florence reach 33°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Siena

— 1 night

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 3rd (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, then gain insight at Scuola di Cucina di Lella, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francesco.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Siena day trip planning website.

Drive from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites

Sorrento

— 3 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.
Explore Sorrento's surroundings by going to Duomo di Ravello (in Ravello), Positano (Food Tours, Il Sentiero Degli Dei, &more) and Amalfi (Museo della Carta, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more). Dedicate the 4th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sorrento trip maker site.

Drive from Siena to Sorrento in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or do a combination of flight, train, and subway. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sorrento when traveling from Siena in June, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Melito di Napoli.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Melito di Napoli

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia di S.Maria delle Grazie, pause for some serene contemplation at Monastero della SS. Annunziata, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Melito di Napoli day trip website.

Drive from Sorrento to Melito di Napoli in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Melito di Napoli

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Cinque Terre

— 1 night

Italian Riviera

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 8th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Cinque Terre Walk and Drink, then see some colorful creatures with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, then let your taste buds guide you at Save Vernazza Wine & Food Discovery, and finally trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Melito di Napoli to Cinque Terre. Traveling from Melito di Napoli in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Cinque Terre. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Varenna.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks

Varenna

— 1 night
Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giacomo, admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, walk around La Punta Spartivento, then admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at S. Giovanni Battista, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgio.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Varenna online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Varenna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Varenna can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Varenna

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Milan

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

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 10th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Varenna to Milan by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Milan are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

Lake Como travel guide

4.2
Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."