10 days in Italy Itinerary

10 days in Italy Itinerary

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10 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + train:  3​h 45​min
3
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Rome
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  12​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica di San Marco and Scrovegni Chapel. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica di Sant’Antonio and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, and enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice online trip itinerary builder .

Washington DC, USA to Venice is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or fly. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Venice due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in September, expect Venice to be little chillier, temps between 77°F and 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Padua
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Basilica di Sant’Antonio ©
Basilica di Sant’Antonio
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
San Teodoro, Sardinia

San Teodoro ©
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): stroll through Cala Brandinchi and then kick back and relax at Lu Impostu Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia dell' Isuledda and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Cinta.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Teodoro trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Venice to San Teodoro takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in San Teodoro can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Spiaggia Isuledda, Cala Brandinchi
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Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach
Spiaggia La Cinta ©
Spiaggia La Cinta
Spiaggia Isuledda ©
Spiaggia Isuledda

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Florence day trip app .

Getting from San Teodoro to Florence by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

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

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip planner .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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