10 days in Italy Itinerary

10 days in Italy Itinerary

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10 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  4​h
1
Florence
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Monteriggioni
— 1 night
train:  30​min
3
Siena
— Few hours
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Florence
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Pisa
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Cinque Terre
— 1 day
train:  2​h
7
Genoa
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Milan
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Lisbon

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You've added Mercato Centrale, Cappelle Medicee, Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, then ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally steep yourself in history at L’importuno di Michelangelo. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and then take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Florence is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Monteriggioni.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

1
night
Monteriggioni

Monteriggioni ©
Monteriggioni is a comune in the province of Siena in the Italian region Tuscany. For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Monteriggioni trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Florence to Monteriggioni by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. September in Monteriggioni sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Siena.

Things to do in Monteriggioni

Historic Sites Shopping Wineries
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Walls of Monteriggioni ©
Walls of Monteriggioni
Castello di Monteriggioni ©
Castello di Monteriggioni
Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta

few
hours
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 1st (Tue), explore the world behind art at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Siena day trip site .

Siena is just a stone's throw from Monteriggioni. In October in Siena, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Museums
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©

1
night
Florence

Florence
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Ercole e il Centauro Nesso.

Make your Florence itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by bus from Siena to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites
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1
night
Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa, then contemplate the long history of Battistero, then make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Pisa online travel route planner .

Getting from Florence to Pisa by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
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Battistero ©
Battistero
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa

1
day
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): do a tasting at Terra di Bargon, hike along Cinque Terre Trails, then learn about winemaking at Cinque Terre Walk and Drink, and finally trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cinque Terre trip builder app .

You can take a train from Pisa to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Genoa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Terra di Bargon ©
Terra di Bargon

1
night
Genoa

Genoa
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Genoa attractions planner .

Getting from Cinque Terre to Genoa by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 4th (Fri), you'll travel to Milan.

Things to do in Genoa

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Sentiero 6 - Valbasca, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, and finally steep yourself in history at Milan War Cemetery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan online vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Genoa to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Genoa in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Milan, with lows around 13°C. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Sentiero 6 - Valbasca, Villa del Balbianello
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Monumental Cemetery ©
Monumental Cemetery

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