6 days in Italy Itinerary

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Venice — 1 night

City of Romance

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 (Wed), snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally explore the galleries of Doge's Palace.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Venice online day trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Venice is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Venice due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in July; daily highs in Venice reach 87°F and lows reach 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Rome.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Rome — 2 nights

Eternal City

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 29th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then browse the exhibits of Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, then make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and finally steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Venice to Rome by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. July in Rome sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can fly to Milan.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Milan — 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at La Casa Maledetta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Milan trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rome in July since evenings lows in Milan dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping
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Italy travel guide

Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.