8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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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 6th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Punta della Dogana, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

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Washington DC, USA to Venice is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In June, Venice is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Florence vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Colosseum and Pantheon. And it doesn't end there: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome journey planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. June in Rome sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

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Italy travel guide

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.