7 days in Italy Itinerary

7 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Venice
— 1 night
Drive
2
Florence
— 1 night
Train
3
Rome
— 1 night
Train
4
Naples
— 1 night
Fly
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Catania, Sicily
— 1 night
Drive
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Palermo, Sicily
— 1 night
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Venice — 1 night

City of Romance

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Venice day trip planning tool.

Bilbao, Spain to Venice is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Florence.
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Florence — 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 14th (Wed), enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip site.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Rome.
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Rome — 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Rome are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.
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Naples — 1 night

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 16th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Teatro Grande, explore the ancient world of Anfiteatro Romano, then delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Naples trip builder.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Catania.
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Catania, Sicily — 1 night

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Monastero dei Benedettini, don't miss a visit to Piazza Alonzo di Benedetto, indulge your taste buds at A' Piscaria Mercato del Pesce, then see what you can catch with Barca Lachea Tour, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Catania travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Naples to Catania takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Palermo.
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Palermo, Sicily — 1 night

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then admire the striking features of Palazzo Conte Federico, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, and finally steep yourself in history at Catacombe dei Cappuccini.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Palermo route planner.

Traveling by car from Catania to Palermo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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