7 days in Italy Itinerary

7 days in Italy Itinerary

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7 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Rome
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Nashville

1
night
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 26th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill and then delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary maker.

Nashville, USA to Rome is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
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 28th (Wed): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): make a trip to Palazzo Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Florence journey planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
On the 30th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Venice itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Florence in October: highs in Venice hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

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

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