8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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1
Milan
— 1 night
2
Bologna
— 1 night
3
Florence
— 2 nights
4
Rome
— 3 nights

1
night
Milan

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Il Salvagente, Via Torino, I Navigli, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get some fabulous bargains at Il Salvagente, don't miss a visit to Via Torino, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and finally test your problem-solving skills at La Casa Maledetta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and then don't miss a visit to I Navigli.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Milan trip itinerary planning tool.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiports are Malpensa International Airport, Milano Linate Airport and Il Caravaggio International Airport. February in Milan sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping · Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

1
night
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bologna itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Milan to Bologna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Bologna are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Petronio ©
Basilica di San Petronio
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell ©
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gallerie Degli Uffizi as well as Piazza della Signoria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Bologna to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February in Florence, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
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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nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You've added Roman Forum, Musei Capitolini, Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and other attractions to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Piazza Navona, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. February in Rome sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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

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