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What to do in Italy in 10 days?

Believe it is possible to know more than you think! Here you will find a perfect itinerary to discover the best of Italy in 10 days.

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What to do in Italy in 10 days?

Are you preparing to organize your trip to Italy and don’t know where to start? So be sure to read this post until  the end, as we will give you a perfect itinerary to get to know the best of Italy in 10 days. And if you only have 7 days in Italy, then read our Special Post What to visit in Italy in 7 days”. So: what to do in Italy in 10 days? Also visit our Section Examples of Tourist Itineraries in Italy!” We can help you! Are you ready? What to do in Italy in 10 days? Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patricia you make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”

Introduction

I will try to give you a hand in this process! If you have read the post How many days do I need to visit the main tourist spots in Italy”, you already know that it is very complicated to choose what to visit in Italy in 10 days. The country seems small, the distances seem short, but in reality none of this works as we think.

PS: These itineraries are planned considering someone who wants to make the most of their trip. However, you are traveling with children or an elderly person, I recommend you skip some of the cities or monuments.

About Italy

Italy is made up of so many important interesting cities that it needs more days to be visited. Not to mention the wonderful villages, so the impression I have is that we will never fail to discover something new in this incredible country! Will you need a transfer? Then click here and get to know the Transfers services of our partners in Your Travel to Italy. To give you an idea, I live in Italy for almost 18 years. I graduated in tourism, I have worked in this area for many years and I have traveled a lot in Italian territory, but even so I did not get to know everything… YET! 😉

Our Itinerary of the Day

Well, let’s go! I’ll be very synthetic and I like to get to the point, so without further ado, let’s see what to do in Italy in 10 days? Enjoy and read also our Special Post Classic 10-day Itinerary in Italy”. In 10 days we will be able to visit some great places, obviously the number of spots depends a lot on the type of transport we will use, and for example, if we use the train we will be able to visit the main cities.

To visit the smaller towns or villages, which are usually located between the larger towns, you will need to have a car at your disposal, perhaps rented or, who knows, have a private driver accompanying you throughout the trip. If you need a private drive ask me. Send me an e-mail.

TIP: Have in mind that this itinerary is very quick and tiring, it is not the ideal choice for elderly and people with children. The perfect option is doing it in 12 or 15 days, spending more time in Rome and Florence.


10 DAY ITINERARY WITH THE TRAIN


Traveling by train in Italy

Did you know that Trenitalia is the main Italian company dedicated to the management of rail transport? Find out here “What is the difference between trains in Italy?”. Buy your ticket online in advance and save a lot, read the Post “How to buy a train ticket in Italy?“. Now let’s see our 10 days itinerary by train!


1) What to do in Italy in 10 days? ROME

1st day – Arrival in Rome: The first day is always complicated as we have the jetlag that hits us and not to mention the trip that is always very tiring. Then see what can be done on that day without much commitment, without visiting hours. Because with tickets bought in advance you need to respect the schedules.

To make the visits you will have to leave your house with everything planned. Choose in advance the places you would like to visit and buy tickets online before leaving! This way you will save a lot of time in the lines, which can eventually be gigantic and tiring!

Read our links below to set up your days in Rome:

Tip

  • Make the itinerary in Rome by Metro; many stations leave you close to the monuments. Not to mention that it is easier, faster and the cost is amazingly low.

2) What to do in Italy in 10 days? ROME

2nd day – Visits in Rome: The second day is “D-Day”, have your breakfast, read the itinerary of the day and get ready for the visits. Remember, we still have another day in Rome, you can also distribute the attractions well and you will not get so tired! If you are in the mood: go ahead! See here an example of an itinerary of 2 days in Rome

Tips

  • It is always good to buy the city map with the sights, as you may be close to some important monument that you do not need to pay to visit.
  • Rome for groups? Click here to see some group tours!

3) What to do in Italy in 10 days? ROME

Day 3 – Visits in Rome (last day!): If you managed to see everything in the first two days (which I find hard to do!) Take the opportunity to relax and rest in one of the Roman Squares: take the chance to observe the Italian lifestyle, admire the landscapes and rest from the marathon that was the first two days! But if you have energy, make the most of it, after all it is not every day that we are in places like this. So take your map and go ahead, strength and overcome the fatigue because it is worth! You are in Rome, bello!

4) What to do in Italy in 10 days? ROME / FLORENCE

Day 4 – Departure to Florence by train: Like you did in Rome, be sure to make your list of places to visit before leaving and also buy train tickets and the tickets for monuments in advance. Try to leave by train in the morning; so you will have more time to see this charming city called Florence!

Read our links below to set up your days in Florence:

5) What to do in Italy in 10 days? FLORENCE

5th day – Visits in Florence: Take morning tours in Florence and the afternoon depart by train to Pisa (or take a tour in Siena). Florence for groups? Click here to see some group tours!

6) What to do in Italy in 10 days? FLORENCE / VENICE

6th day – Departure to Venice: With the itinerary ready to visit Venice! Visit the main sights! Not many, but Venice’s canals can confuse you! If possible, walk around with a map and don’t be shy about asking for information!

Read our links below to set up your days in Venice:

7) What to do in Italy in 10 days? VENICE

7th day – Visits in Venice, let’s go! Walk through Venice in the morning and the afternoon can be dedicated to a tour of the islands of Murano and Burano.

8) What to do in Italy in 10 days? VENICE / VERONA

8th day – Departure to Verona: itinerary ready? Take a tour of the main points and, in the evening, give yourself an “alla italiana” dinner! You’ll love it!

Read our links below to set up your days in Verona:

Tips

9) What to do in Italy in 10 days? MILAN

Day 9 – Departure to Milan: The Duomo is a must see, of course! Enjoy and stop by the Vittorio Emmanuelle Gallery, famous for its elegant stores, which is right next door! Milan for groups? Click here to see some group tours!

Read our links below to set up your days in Milan:

10) What to do in Italy in 10 days? LEAVING MILAN

10th day – Departure Milan / Rome and Rome / Home: Unfortunately it is the day to leave Milan! 🙁 Be sure to have your train ticket purchased from Milan to Rome and be careful not to miss the time. I always suggest sleeping at the departure city of your flight for more peace of mind and safety so you don’t miss the flight.


10 DAY ITINERARY WITH THE CAR


Traveling by car in Italy

How about if I give you a rental car option? Are you ready for it? If you are renting a car be sure to read our posts in the section Driving in Italy on the blog Your Travel to Italy. In addition to car itinerary tips, we have everything about signage, tolls, roads and many more tips.

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Important


1) What to do in Italy in 10 days? MILAN

Day 1 – Arrival in Milan: Arriving at Milan Airport take your rented car (the reservation can be made online), go straight to the hotel and we already can start the visit. Again the usual suggestions: arrive in the morning and buy tickets in advance! Everything become much easier! Do you want more details about Milan? Just click here: Learn more about Milan.

2) What to do in Italy in 10 days? VERONA

2nd day – Departure to Verona: Departure to Verona passing by Lake Garda. Day visit to Lake Garda and Verona.

3) What to do in Italy in 10 days? VENICE

3rd day – Departure to Venice: Departure to Venice passing through Padua. Stay overnight in Venice Mestre, as the parking lots in the center of Venice are very expensive. You should always sleep in Venice Mestre, which is 15 minutes from the center of Venice. To go to the Center of Venice just take one of the many public buses that normally pass every 20 minutes.

Tip

4) What to do in Italy in 10 days? VENICE

4th day – Visits in Venice: Wake up early and have that breakfast to have enough energy to visit the beautiful Venice of the islands of Burano and Murano.

5) What to do in Italy in 10 days? BOLOGNA

Day 5 – Departure to Bologna: We get to Bologna via Maranello. How about visiting the Ferrari home and making a test drive? Are you ready? See some tour examples in this link clicking here! But prepare your pocket: the price to have this unforgettable experience is from 100 Euros per person!

6) What to do in Italy in 10 days? FLORENCE

6th day – Departure to Florence: Don’t forget to make a list of what you want to visit before getting there, and arrive with your purchased tickets! Read our Post: “How to buy tickets in advance for the main monuments in Italy?” Remember that it is not allowed to enter the center of Florence by car. Choose a hotel outside but near the city center, so you can go on foot. See the post: Where to sleep in Florence travelling by car?

7) What to do in Italy in 10 days? PISA AND LUCCA

7th day – Visits in Pisa and Lucca: Visit Pisa and Lucca or, alternatively, Siena and San Gimigniano. Everything is so beautiful, it is worth knowing everything, but with only a few days available you will have to choose.

8) What to do in Italy in 10 days? ROME / ASSISI

8th day – Departure to Rome: Departure to Rome with a stop in Assisi (or Siena) for a quick visit. Then proceed to the visit in Rome.

9) What to do in Italy in 10 days? ROME

9th day – Visit Rome: Remember the previous item on how to travel by train, and avoid time in the lines, which can eventually be huge and tiring! Buy everything online in advance. Do not forget that you are driving and that you still need to leave Rome to Milan. It is approximately 6 hours of driving (if you don’t make any stop), but it is important to make stops for lunch, go to the toilet and get some rest.

Tip

  • The ideal option is to have your departure flight from Rome, but if your flight is from Milan, then you should leave the car in Rome and go to Milan by train, which takes less time and it’s less tiring.

Read our links below to set up your days in Rome:

Tip

  • Leave the car at the hotel and make the itineraries in Rome by Metro, many stations are  close to the monuments. Not to mention that it is easier, faster and economic!

10) What to do in Italy in 10 days? LEAVING ROME

10th day – Departure Milan (or Rome / Home: Saddest day of the trip, isn’t it? We suggest you to take a flight with a night departure to make the most of the day. As the previous day was heavy, since you visited a lot of places, it would be interesting to take a light walk, enjoying the air of Milan (or Roma, if you have you flight from Rome), eating and drinking well, shopping and preparing for departure; after all it is not easy to pack.

BONUS: 10 DAY ITINERARY IN SOUTHERN ITALY

What to do in Southern Italy in 10 days?

  • 1st day: Arrival in Rome. Visits – arrive in the morning and buy tickets in advance!
  • 2nd day: Rome. Visits – take the opportunity to visit what you didn’t have time to visit on the first day!
  • 3rd day: Departure for Naples. Day Visit: Naples and Pompeii. Overnight in Sorrento.
  • 4th day: Visit Capri.
  • 5th day: Visit the Amalfi Coast
  • 6th day: Departure to Siena passing through Assisi.
  • 7th day: Departure to Florence passing through San Gimigniano and Volterra.
  • 8th day: Visit Florence.
  • 9th day: Visit Lucca and Pisa. (or Florence again)
  • 10th day: Departure in the morning to Rome (or Florence Airport). Departure to home!

As you realized ten days is not enough to see everything you would like, but it’s a start, isn’t it? If you are interested in traveling more days in Italy be sure to visit the links below and learn more about traveling by train in Southern Italy in 20 days and Northern Italy in 20 days.


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Conclusion

What to do in Italy in 10 days? We have several examples of wonderful itineraries, some giving full attention only to specific regions such as Tuscany, Sicily, Campania, Calabria, Apulia, Emilia Romagna, Sardinia, Liguria, Lombardia, Veneto, Trento and so many other regions. Read our posts, so you will also find longer itineraries to get to know all of Italy, calmly! Just click here!

And if you feel insecure, have no time, and need help to organize your trip, don’t hesitate to contact me! I will love to help you make your dream trip to Italy come true. And how can I do that? Keep reading this post until the end and you will understand how we make your life and your trip much easier 🙂

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