8 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

8 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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8 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Venice
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Rome
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Turin
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Boston

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco.

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Boston, USA to Venice is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Boston in April: high temperatures in Venice hover around 65°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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.
On the 21st (Tue), don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip planning tool .

Fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April in Rome, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites 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.
On the 23rd (Thu), don't miss a visit to Ratto della Sabina, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. On your second day here, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto.

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Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April in Florence, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Turin.

Things to do in Florence

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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

1
night
Turin

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
On the 25th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Basilica of Superga, explore the world behind art at Museo Egizio, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella dei Banchieri e dei Mercanti.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Turin visit planning app .

Getting from Florence to Turin by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. When traveling from Florence in April, plan for slightly colder days in Turin, with highs around 59°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Basilica of Superga
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Basilica of Superga ©
Basilica of Superga
Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio
Cappella dei Banchieri e dei Mercanti ©

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