8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Train
3
Rome
— 3 nights
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Venice

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Venezia, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary planning website.

New York City, USA to Venice is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 66°F in Venice. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Florence

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For reviews and tourist information, read our Florence day trip planning website.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Florence sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

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, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Piazza Navona, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rome online sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Italy travel guide

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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.