10 days in Italy Itinerary

10 days in Italy Itinerary

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10 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Milan
— 1 day
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Venice
— 3 nights
3
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

1
day
Milan

Milan ©
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.
On the 4th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan trip itinerary planner .

San Francisco, USA to Milan is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Milan is 9 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Milan when traveling from San Francisco in April, with lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Visit St. Mark's Square and San Giorgio Maggiore for their historical value. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and explore the world behind art at Museo Correr.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice day trip tool .

Getting from Milan to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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 8th (Wed): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, then admire the masterpieces at Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele, and finally take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip maker site .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Florence are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

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

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Centrale Montemartini. Visit Palatine Hill and Roman Forum for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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