8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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Minneapolis
Fly:
19​h
Venice
— 3 nights
train:
2​h 15​min
Florence
— 2 nights
train:
1​h 45​min
Rome
— 2 nights
Fly:
17​h 45​min
Minneapolis

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2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Doges' Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally make a trip to St. Mark's Square.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip generator.

Minneapolis, USA to Venice is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Venice. Traveling from Minneapolis in March, expect Venice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 56°F and 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

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Florence


Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 20th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get engrossed in the history at Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, then see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, and finally steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in March, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

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Rome


Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and then explore the world behind art at Borghese Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in March, and nighttime lows around 44°F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

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