8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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Rome
— 2 nights
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Florence
— 2 nights
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Venice
— 2 nights

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Rome

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pantheon and Vatican Museums. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and wander the streets of Trastevere.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rome travel itinerary planner.

Houston, USA to Rome is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Houston to Rome due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Houston in December, with highs in Rome at 57°F and lows at 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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Florence

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stop by Galleria FirenzeArt, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Florence driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Florence are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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Venice

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 25th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Florence in December: high temperatures in Venice hover around 49°F and lows are around 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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