8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Rome
— 2 nights
Train
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Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Venice
— 2 nights
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Rome

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and make a trip to Spanish Steps.

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San Francisco, USA to Rome is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. In July, Rome is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 89°F and lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Florence

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 5th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

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Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rome in July since evenings lows in Florence dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Venice

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 7th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and then browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace.

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Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
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Italy travel guide

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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.