8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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8 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Rome
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  11 h 30 min
End: New York City

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.
V Lounge Beach Club has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Pantheon, look for gifts at Grezzo Raw Chocolate, steep yourself in history at Colosseum, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, then stop by Antica Caciara Trasteverina, and finally don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at V Lounge Beach Club, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, and finally stop by Biciclettaro.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rome road trip planning app.

New York City, USA to Rome is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

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Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then stop by MIO Store - Firenze, and finally admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, look for gifts at Davide Cerasi Leather Boutique, then look for gifts at Leonardo Shoes, and finally stop by Pegna.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Florence, with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

3
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.
Let the collections at Doge's Palace and San Marco 801 capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Piazza San Marco and Ponte dei Sospiri. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, explore the activities along Canal Grande, and see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip builder tool.

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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