8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: San Francisco

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and make a trip to Spanish Steps.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome itinerary maker website.

San Francisco, USA to Rome is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of subway and 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

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 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.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary planning app.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 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 catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

2
nights
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.
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.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary site.

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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