10 days in Italy Itinerary

10 days in Italy Itinerary

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10 days in Italy Itinerary

Iasi
Fly:  6​h
Catania
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
Palermo
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Naples
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
Rome
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
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2
days
Catania

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
On the 22nd (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Aci Castello, pause for some serene contemplation at Diocesi Di Acireale, then steep yourself in history at Villa Comunale, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza IX Aprile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Monastero dei Benedettini, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Catania, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943, and finally explore the ancient world of Greek Theatre.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Catania trip planner.

Iasi, Romania to Catania is an approximately 6-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Iasi to Catania. Traveling from Iasi in April, Catania is a bit warmer at night with lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Taormina, Diocesi Di Acireale
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Greek Theatre ©
Greek Theatre
Piazza IX Aprile ©
Piazza IX Aprile

1
day
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take a stroll through La Kalsa, head off the coast to Ustica, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Gesù.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Palermo trip builder.

Traveling by car from Catania to Palermo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Catania in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Palermo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Naples.

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Ustica ©
Ustica
Chiesa del Gesù ©
Chiesa del Gesù

1
day
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy, after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take a stroll through Spaccanapoli, then explore the ancient world of Ruins of Herculaneum, and then steep yourself in history at Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Naples vacation builder.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Palermo to Naples takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei, Ruins of Herculaneum
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Ruins of Herculaneum ©
Ruins of Herculaneum
Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei ©
Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei
Spaccanapoli ©
Spaccanapoli

5
days
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore hidden gems such as Trastevere and Rome Historical Center. Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. Go for a jaunt from Rome to Maccarese to see Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, and take an in-depth tour of Capitoline Museums.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rome itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums ©
Vatican Museums
Basilica di San Pietro ©
Basilica di San Pietro

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