8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take a memorable tour with Grotta Torri di Slivia - Tour, admire the sheer force of Cascata del torrente Rosandra, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Carso Triestino, and finally make a trip to Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Trieste route tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Trieste. In September, daytime highs in Trieste are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Trieste

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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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 19th (Sat), explore the activities along Canal Grande, wander the streets of Cannaregio, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torre dell'Orologio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Venice road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Trieste to Venice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature


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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.
On the 21st (Mon), take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in nature's colorful creations 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 Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, then examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks


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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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rome travel planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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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.