10 days in Cinque Terre, Florence & Venice Itinerary

10 days in Cinque Terre, Florence & Venice Itinerary

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10 days in Cinque Terre, Florence & Venice Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + Train:  21​h
1
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  17​h 30​min
End: New York City

2
nights
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 20th (Sun): trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza and then get into the urban bustle at Vernazza. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at LUIGINA il laboratorio del pesto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, then hike along Cinque Terre Trails, and finally learn about winemaking at Terra di Bargòn.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cinque Terre travel itinerary creator.

New York City, USA to Cinque Terre is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. May in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Il Laboratorio del Pesto
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore and learn at Pitti Palace and Galleria dell'Accademia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazzale Michelangelo. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, take an in-depth tour of Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Florence travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Beaches
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like San Giorgio Maggiore and Basilica dei Frari. Let the collections at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Doges' Palace capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and wander the streets of Cannaregio.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice vacation trip planner.

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Padua
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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