7 days in Italy Itinerary

7 days in Italy Itinerary

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7 days in Italy Itinerary

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

1
night
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 19th (Mon): visit Campo del Ghetto and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally make a trip to Piazza San Marco.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary planning site.

Nashville, USA to Venice is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Nashville to Venice. While traveling from Nashville, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 21st (Wed), examine the collection at Museo di San Marco, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, examine the collection 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. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, explore the world behind art at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
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
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Domus Aurea, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and then explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. October in Rome sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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