8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rome
— 2 nights
2
Florence
— 2 nights
3
Venice
— 2 nights

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.
Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pantheon and Palatine Hill. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, make a trip to Piazza Navona, wander the streets of Trastevere, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rome road trip planning site.

Houston, USA to Rome is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Houston to Rome, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in December, things will get little chillier in Rome: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
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, thensnap 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, thenexplore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, thenexplore 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 °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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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 ©
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, thenexplore 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 °F and lows are around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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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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