6 days in Italy & Grand Rapids Itinerary

6 days in Italy & Grand Rapids Itinerary

Make it your trip
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Grand Rapids, United States
— 1 night


Rome, Italy — 1 night

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and then explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

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Cleveland, USA to Rome is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Cleveland to Rome. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cleveland in June: highs in Rome hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can fly to Venice.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Venice sightseeing planner.

Fly from Rome to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Venice are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Grand Rapids.
Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks
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Grand Rapids, United States — 1 night

The second largest city in Michigan and a hub of furniture manufacturing, Grand Rapids bears the nickname "Furniture City." However, the destination's original name came from the rapids of the Grand River that once ran through the downtown area.
On the 30th (Wed), explore the landscape on two wheels at Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, then examine the collection at Gerald R. Ford Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Andrew.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Rapids route maker website.

Getting from Venice to Grand Rapids by flight takes about 14.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors
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Italy travel guide

Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.