8 days in Venice, Florence & Naples Itinerary

8 days in Venice, Florence & Naples Itinerary

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8 days in Venice, Florence & Naples Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Naples
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: San Francisco

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica di Sant’Antonio and San Giorgio Maggiore. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Piazza San Marco and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Piazza dei Signori). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, wander the streets of Cannaregio, and get to know the fascinating history of Campo del Ghetto.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planning site .

San Francisco, USA to Venice is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Venice due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: high temperatures in Venice hover around 81°F and lows are around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Padua
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Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Castello di Monteriggioni, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Florence sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Castello di Monteriggioni
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Gesu Nuovo Church, delve into the distant past at The Neapolis Buried, make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Gennaro, then explore the ancient world of Forum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Castel dell'Ovo, then get to know the fascinating history of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Naples road trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Naples in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pompeii
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Gesu Nuovo Church ©
Gesu Nuovo Church
Catacombe di San Gennaro ©
Catacombe di San Gennaro

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