8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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Drive
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Cinque Terre
Drive
2
Manarola
— 3 nights
Drive
3
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 1st (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and then get into the urban bustle at Vernazza.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre day trip planning tool.

Milan to Cinque Terre is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Manarola.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Manarola

— 3 nights
Manarola is a small town, a frazione of the comune of Riomaggiore, in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northern Italy. To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Manarola trip maker site.

Manarola is very close to Cinque Terre. In September, daily temperatures in Manarola can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You will leave for Florence on the 4th (Tue).

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get some fabulous bargains at Barberino Designer Outlet, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Mall, and then experience rural life at Fattoria di Maiano. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

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Traveling by car from Manarola to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

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.
On the 6th (Thu), head outdoors with Sabbianera Super Beach. On your second day here, stroll through Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare, enjoy the sand and surf at Point Break, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica.

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Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel 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.