8 days in Europe Itinerary

8 days in Europe Itinerary

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8 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Train + Subway:  3​h
2
Ravello
— 2 nights
Bus + Train:  5​h
3
Florence
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Popular historic sites such as Palatine Hill and Colosseum are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Galleria Borghese and Pantheon. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rome attractions planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET) is 9 hours. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): kick back and relax at Fornillo, then stroll through Lido Capo di Conca, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, then contemplate the long history of Villa Rufolo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Ravello, and finally do a tasting at Le Vigne di Raito.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ravello journey planner.

Traveling by combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in August: highs in Ravello hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Ravello

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lido Capo di Conca, Fornillo, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Le Vigne di Raito
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

2
nights
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 16th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, then examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Florence attractions planner .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Ravello to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ravello in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Florence, with lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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