8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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8 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly:  13​h
1
Rome
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Miami

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rome travel itinerary planner.

Miami, USA to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Miami to Rome, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Miami in May, expect Rome to be slightly colder, temps between 75°F and 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. On your second day here, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Florence, with lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

2
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.
On the 9th (Sat), browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. On your second day here, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and then take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Venice itinerary planner .

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Venice are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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