8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Cinque Terre
Drive
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Manarola
— 3 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 2 nights
Train
4
Rome
— 2 nights
Fly

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Cinque Terre

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and then take a stroll around Vernazza.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cinque Terre travel tool.

Milan to Cinque Terre is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In April in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Manarola.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Shopping

Manarola

— 3 nights
Manarola is a small town, a frazione of the comune of Riomaggiore, in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northern Italy. For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Manarola trip itinerary builder site.

Manarola is just a stone's throw from Cinque Terre. In April in Manarola, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 47°F at night. You will leave for Florence on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Manarola

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

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 7th (Wed): get some fabulous bargains at Barberino Designer Outlet, then revel in the low prices at The Mall, and then relax in the rural setting at Fattoria di Maiano. On the next day, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then stroll through Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Florence driving holiday website.

Drive from Manarola to Florence in 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get outside with Sabbianera Super Beach. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare, then add some fun to your beach time Point Break, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. April in Rome sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Rome

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.