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Italy Itinerary for 10 Days
Written by Nivethitha Bharathi on September 30, 2021 Share on

Italy itinerary 10 days: To Experience Most Out Of Italy Vacay!

Italy takes travellers down to the lane of elegance by its mere presence. Be it a family vacation, honeymoon trip or solo travel, Italy has tremendous attractions to soak into the dreamy moments. Apart from showcasing the architecture and art of Michelangelo, you can sink your feet on the Amalfi coast and partake in the annual Venice carnival. To experience the irreplaceable beauty and the best of Italy, you will need to come up with a 10-Days. To make things easier, here are is an Italy itinerary for 10-days that pack almost all the unmissable hotspots. 

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Italy Itinerary For 10 Days

Italy is a destination that has a well-developed infrastructure that connects you from one city to another through airways, railways, and seaways. But for an effective 10-day Italy itinerary, it is better to opt for railways. Purchase the Eurail Italy Pass so that you don’t have to miss experiencing Italy’s rich culture and heritage. Now, let us dive into this practical and handy Italy itinerary for 10 days.

Day 1: Start Your Journey From Rome

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Rome is full of historic boulevards and 3000-year-old architecture that keep up with the times. Being the world’s third-most-visited city, you can witness the city surging with tourists. So make sure to take your flight to Rome and arrive at Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport for a perfect beginning. From there, head to your hotel room, relax for a bit, feast on some Italian brunch, and once you feel a bit adjusted to the atmosphere, start your tour in the in the afternoon. 

Take a walking tour around the city and embrace the beauty of Italy by engaging all your senses. Explore Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, the Borghese Gallery, and Piazza Navo. Head to Pincio to watch the sunset from a nearby restaurant so that you can finish your dinner there.

Day 2: Tour around historic centres of Rome

As your day is going to be longer because of extensive travel, make sure to carry light. Rome has lots of historical sightings and monuments to explore and admire. So, start your day by energising yourself with breakfast and a cup of cappuccino in a local cafe like Il Baretto. From there, head on to the Colosseum before 8:30 AM to avoid crowds. If you want to save time, buy skip-the-line tickets so that you can move ahead. 

Since Forum Romanum, Piazza Venezia, Palatine Hill, and Circus Maximus are closer to the Colosseum, make sure to drop by these extravagant architectures. You can have your lunch at La Taverna dei Fori Imperiali and spend the rest of the day in Vatican City. If you finished exploring Vatican City earlier than expected, have your dinner in riverside restaurants while enjoying the stunning view of the Tiber.

Day 3: Day Trip To Pompei and Amalfi Coast

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On day 3, head to the train station to catch the first train to Naples. Jump off at Pompei station before going to Amalfi Coast to explore the ancient ruins at the archaeological site of Pompei. It is an excavated seaside city that was lost for almost 1500 years as it was under the volcanic debris of Mount Vesuvius. 

Once you spent enough time here, have your lunch here. Or you can also head to the train station to continue your journey to the Amalfi coast and have your lunch at the finest seaside restaurant there. Stroll around this historically rich landscape and play around on the beach. You can also spend your entire day taking a Vespa Tour instead of visiting Pompei. The pebbly beach and scenic view are worth every second. But make sure to catch the last train to Roam before 11:00 PM or leave the next day on the first train.

Day 4: Off To Florence

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After spending the best three days in Rome and its closest destinations, it’s time for you to check out of your hotel and head to Florence by train. It takes almost one and a half hours to reach Rome. Florence is the most laid-back city in Italy and home to masters of Renaissance art like Buonarroti, Michelangelo, and Leonardo da Vinci. 

Once you arrive at Florence station, head to your hotel and check-in. Refresh yourself and have a taste of a delightful Italian breakfast in the best of Florence city. Being a perfect city with convenient routes for walking tours, you can spend your day walking around Ponte Vecchio, visiting the Uffizi Gallery, Boboli Garden, the David of Michelangelo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and more museums in Florence. Make sure to savour some authentic gelato in between your trips. Remember, you have to book your walking tours in advance. 

Day 5: Take A Day Trip To Tuscany

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On the 5th day, make sure to take a day trip from Florence to Tuscany. Tuscany is the most favoured destination that is extremely close to Florence. You can take a wine tour in the Tuscan countryside, where you can visit vineyards in Chianti Classico and engage in some fun-filled wine tasting activities. Make sure your first stop is at one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, San Gimignano, where you can try some new flavours of gelateria and Vernaccia wine before exploring palaces and churches. If you have enough time, go for a long drive in a cab to reach Siena to explore the Torre del Mangia.  

Day 6: Day Trip To Pisa and Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre, Italy Itinerary for 10 Days
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Make sure to keep this day aside to visit one of the world’s wonders, the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It takes approximately 1 hour to reach Pisa San Rossore from Florence by train. Take a cab to the tower in 5 minutes. Explore the remarkable architecture of the Leaning Tower and climb to the top. Don’t forget to take lots of photographs before you leave. You can either have lunch at Ristorante alle Bandierine or catch the train to Cinque Terre to spend the rest of the day. It takes approximately 1 hour and 11 minutes to reach Cinque Terre from Pisa. Enjoy the mesmerising view through the window on your way. 

Cinque Terra has five picturesque villages. From Monterosso to Riomaggiore, each countryside has a unique charm, but as you have only half a day left, get the best out of Cinque Terra on the white sandy beach of Monterosso and Doria Castle. Have your dinner in L’Ancora della Tortuga to taste the fresh salmon, delicious pesto risotto with prawns, and iconic Tiramisu dessert. You can either catch the last train to Milan by 8:30 PM or leave for Milan by the early morning train. 

Day 7: Check off Milan From Your Bucket List

If visiting Milan has been topped so long on your bucket list, it’s time for you to check off. You can’t miss Milan when you are on a 10-day trip to Italy. It takes almost 3 hours to reach Milan. Make sure to book your ticket to famous attractions on the previous day. Once you arrive at the Milan station, have a heavy breakfast in Biancolatte and roam around the city to visit Duomo di Milano and the Last Supper. Reserve tables in Terraza Gallia to try their famous Pesce and Con Verdure. From there, go to Lake Como to spend the rest of the day, or you can choose to relax in Milan before leaving for Venice on a 2-hour, 30-minute train ride. 

Day 8: Tour Around Venice

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Venice is a gem of Italy, named by the fanatics “The Floating City” and “Queen of the Adriatic”. With overflowing elegance represented by its architecture and heritage, there is so much to observe and do in Venice. Once you arrive at Venice station, ride a water taxi to the city and reach your hotel. Make sure to spend the first day sightseeing and exploring Doge’s Palace, Piazza San Marco, San Marco Basilica, Bridge of Sigh, and Campanile di San Marco until the evening. Or, you can book a guided city tour, which can be a bit overwhelming if you arrive late. Spend your evenings riding a gondola while falling in love with the Venetian sunset. Experience Venetian nightlife in some of the liveliest bars in the city centre. Keep the rest of the places for the final day. 

Day 9: Explore Venetian Islands

For a final touch, spend this entire day out of Venice by going for a cruise or taking a private boat to the beautiful Venetian islands: Murano, Burano and Torcello. When you are Murano, stay for a few more hours by partaking in glass blowing workshops. Don’t forget to purchase some of the unique collections as souvenirs from the glass showroom. If you finished early, hop on to the next Island for some wine-tasting activities and witness some intriguing ancient architectures of the coastal towns.

Day 10: Bid Adieu To Italy

Before bidding adieu and departing from Venice Marco Polo airport, stroll around the neighbourhood that you have missed exploring. Get some rememberable gifts and souvenirs from Italy and take a food tour so that you don’t leave with any regrets. 


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With this “Italy itinerary for 10-Days”, we have covered all the celebrated sites to visit and dashing cities to explore in Italy. Now that you have some idea on how to come up with a perfect itinerary for your Italy vacation, it is time for you to plan for your long-awaited Italy tour by choosing a suitable predesigned Italy tour package in Pickyourtrail. You can customise a similar Italy Itinerary in your style.

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