10 days in Italy Itinerary

10 days in Italy Itinerary

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Milan
— 1 night
Drive
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San Felice del Benaco
— 1 night
Drive
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Genoa
— 1 night
Drive
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Cinque Terre
— 1 day
Drive
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Manarola
— 1 night
Drive
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Pisa
— 1 day
Drive
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Livorno
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
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Siena
— 1 night
Drive
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Rome
— 1 night

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, go for a walk through I Navigli, then walk around Boscoincitta, and finally steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Milan itinerary maker website.

If you are flying in from Greece, the closest major aiports are Malpensa International Airport, Milano Linate Airport and Milan Bergamo Airport. In September, daytime highs in Milan are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Felice del Benaco.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

San Felice del Benaco

— 1 night
San Felice del Benaco is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy, northern Italy. On the 4th (Tue), stop by Mercato Comunale Coperto a follonica, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Garda, enjoy some music at Il Vittoriale degli Italiani, cruise along Gardaparagliding, then step off the mainland to explore Isola del Garda, and finally delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico Naturalistico della Rocca di Manerba del Garda.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Felice del Benaco trip builder.

You can drive from Milan to San Felice del Benaco in 2 hours. In September in San Felice del Benaco, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Genoa.

Things to do in San Felice del Benaco

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Nightlife

Side Trips

Genoa

— 1 night
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, don't miss a visit to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari, look for gifts at Oimemi, see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare, then get outside with Lido di Genova, and finally take a stroll through Boccadasse.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Genoa trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from San Felice del Benaco to Genoa in 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Genoa when traveling from San Felice del Benaco in September, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Genoa

Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Cinque Terre

— 1 day

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 6th (Thu), stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, and then get into the urban bustle at Vernazza.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cinque Terre online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Genoa to Cinque Terre takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Genoa in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Cinque Terre, with lows around 17°C. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Manarola.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Shopping

Manarola

— 1 night
Manarola is a small town, a frazione of the comune of Riomaggiore, in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northern Italy. To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Manarola online travel route planner.

Manarola is just a short distance from Cinque Terre. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 7th (Fri), you'll travel to Pisa.

Things to do in Manarola

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Pisa

— 1 day
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Piazza Anfiteatro, take in nature's colorful creations at Palazzo Pfanner, stroll the grounds of Camposanto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, then admire the striking features of Leaning Tower of Pisa, and finally see the interesting displays at Palazzo Blu.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Pisa attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Manarola to Pisa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Livorno.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Livorno

— 1 night

Naples of the North

Considered one of Tuscany's newer cities, the busy port city of Livorno boasts modern charm uncharacteristic of the region.
To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Livorno driving holiday planning website.

Livorno is very close to Pisa. In September in Livorno, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. You will leave for Florence on the 8th (Sat).

Things to do in Livorno

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Florence

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercato Centrale, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, then look for gifts at Jean Saade, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Castello del Trebbio, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, then kick back and relax at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence tour website.

Traveling by car from Livorno to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Bianco e Nero di Sonia Staccioli , admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, look for gifts at Siena Tartufi (truffle hunting), then steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Siena tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Siena takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. September in Siena sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Rome

— 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 11th (Tue), steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, then contemplate the long history of Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

Getting from Siena to Rome by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Italy travel guide

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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.