10 days in Italy & Philadelphia Itinerary

10 days in Italy & Philadelphia Itinerary

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10 days in Italy & Philadelphia Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia, United States
1
Philadelphia, United States
— 1 day
Fly:  12​h
2
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia, United States


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1
day
Philadelphia, United States

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, then pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia route builder website .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Philadelphia International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Venice.

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Wissahickon Valley Park ©
Wissahickon Valley Park
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

2
nights
Venice, Italy

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.
Go for a jaunt from Venice to Verona to see Arena di Verona about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planning tool .

You can fly from Philadelphia to Venice in 12 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. August in Venice sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Arena di Verona
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Go for a jaunt from Florence to Pisa to see Leaning Tower of Pisa about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Florence vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip tool .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. August in Rome sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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