8 days in Rome & Venice Itinerary

8 days in Rome & Venice Itinerary

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Tirana
Fly:
4​h 45​min
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:
3​h 15​min
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:
19​h
Washington DC

2
days
Rome

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 25th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Colosseum, then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and finally make a trip to Pantheon.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rome holiday planner.

Washington DC, USA to Rome is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 67°F. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tirana.

Things to do in Rome

Sightseeing Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum
Pantheon

2
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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.
On the 27th (Sun), wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, admire the striking features of Doges' Palace, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in August, you will find days in Venice are slightly colder (83°F), and nights are about the same (67°F). You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Venice

Sightseeing Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Padua
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Doges' Palace
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco

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