10 days in Italy Itinerary

10 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Drive to Vatican City
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Vatican City
— 2 nights
Fly to Venice, Bus to Dobbiaco
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Dobbiaco
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Cassiano
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice
— 3 nights
Fly

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Vatican City

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella Redemptoris Mater, make a trip to St. Peter's Square, then admire the striking features of Cupola di San Pietro, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind La Pieta and then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Vatican City day trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Vatican City is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Vatican City due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Vatican City can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Dobbiaco.

Things to do in Vatican City

Historic Sites · Museums

Dobbiaco

— 2 nights
On the 6th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Braies, enjoy some diversion at Parco Giochi "Mondo Magico della Foresta", take an in-depth tour of Bunker Museum, get great views at Belvedere sulle Pareti Nord delle Tre Cime, then stroll the grounds of Cimitero Di Guerra Sorgenti, and finally explore the activities along Lago di Dobbiaco. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Drau Cycle Route, head outdoors with Alpinschule Globo Alpin, then take in the awesome beauty at Tre Cime di Lavaredo, and finally explore the activities along Lago Di Landro.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Vatican City to Dobbiaco takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vatican City in September, expect Dobbiaco to be little chillier, temps between 63°F and 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Cassiano.

Things to do in Dobbiaco

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

San Cassiano

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Funivia Pass Pordoi, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sass Pordoi, then get great views at Sentiero Viel del Pan, and finally don't miss a visit to Sella Pass. On your second day here, examine the collection at Museum Ladin Ursus ladinicus and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Lagazuoi.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Cassiano trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dobbiaco to San Cassiano takes 1.5 hours. September in San Cassiano sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in San Cassiano

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Venice

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica of St. Anthony). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, and admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary app.

Getting from San Cassiano to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from San Cassiano in September, expect Venice to be a bit warmer, temps between 77°F and 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.