8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Train
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly

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Rome

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Attractions like Colosseum and Pantheon make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Salt Lake City, USA to Rome is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Salt Lake City to Rome. In February, Rome is a bit warmer than Salt Lake City - with highs of 57°F and lows of 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 25 — 28:

Florence

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Florence day trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in February, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 2:

Venice

— 2 nights

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.
On the 3rd (Wed), take a stroll through Cannaregio, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in March, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 4:

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.