10 days in Italy Itinerary

10 days in Italy Itinerary

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— 2 nights
Train to Salerno, Taxi to Ravello
— 3 nights
Taxi to Salerno, Train to Florence
— 2 nights
— 2 nights



— 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 18th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Pantheon, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally make a trip to Spanish Steps. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and then delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary maker.

Durham, USA to Rome is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip


— 3 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Step out of the city life by going to Fornillo and Boat Tours & Water Sports. You'll get in some beach time at Spiaggia di castiglione and Lido di Ravello. Venture out of the city with trips to Positano (Spiaggia Grande & Church of Santa Maria Assunta). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, steep yourself in history at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Head underground at Cave of Smeraldo, and take a memorable drive along Amalfi Coast.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ravello travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rome to Ravello in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 70°F in Ravello. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips


— 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 23rd (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, then examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Florence road trip planning site.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Ravello to Florence in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Florence when traveling from Ravello in September, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks


— 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 25th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Venice sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Italy travel guide

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.