10 days in Italy Itinerary

10 days in Italy Itinerary

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Pisa
— Few hours
2
San Gimignano
— 1 night
3
Siena
— Few hours
4
Rome
— 4 nights
5
Florence
— 2 nights
6
Bologna
— 1 night
7
Venice
— 1 night

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Pisa

Pisa ©
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 10th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Leaning Tower of Pisa, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Baptistery of St. John, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Pisa online tour planner.

Varese to Pisa is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Baptistery of St. John ©
Baptistery of St. John

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San Gimignano

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): don't miss a visit to San Gimignano Bell Tower and then make a trip to Duomo di San Gimignano.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Gimignano day trip tool.

Getting from Pisa to San Gimignano by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in San Gimignano, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Siena.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di San Gimignano ©
Duomo di San Gimignano
San Gimignano Bell Tower ©
San Gimignano Bell Tower

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Siena

Siena ©
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 11th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Siena travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Gimignano to Siena in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Siena are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico

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nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and Pantheon are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at St. Peter's Basilica and Piazza Navona. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Sebastiano al Palatino, and stop by Trastevere.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Siena to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Rome are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and then explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, thensnap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rome in August since evenings lows in Florence dip to °C. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Orto Botanico di Bologna. On the 17th (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Orto Botanico di Bologna, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bologna online sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Bologna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
Basilica di San Petronio ©
Basilica di San Petronio
Orto Botanico di Bologna ©
Orto Botanico di Bologna

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, thenwander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, and finally take a stroll through Cannaregio.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Venice using our trip planner.

You can drive from Bologna to Venice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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