10 days in Italy Itinerary

10 days in Italy Itinerary

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10 days in Italy Itinerary

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

2
nights
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 1st (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, admire the landmark architecture of Castello Sforzesco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan driving holiday site .

London, UK to Milan is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from London to Milan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Milan when traveling from London in December, with lows around 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

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

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.
On the 3rd (Tue), take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Loggetta del Sansovino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Canal Grande, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

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

Traveling by train from Milan to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

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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 5th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Ratto della Sabina. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at L’importuno di Michelangelo, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence online vacation planner .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in December, you will find days in Florence are a bit warmer (15°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria

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.
On your second day here, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome online route planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Rome are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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