8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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Rome
— 2 nights
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Florence
— 2 nights
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Verona
— 1 night
4
Venice
— 2 nights

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Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kids will enjoy Colosseum and Pantheon. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

Lyon, France to Rome is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In August, Rome is a bit warmer than Lyon - with highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary planning website.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Florence, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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Verona

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
On the 20th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, then see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, then wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Verona trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Florence to Verona by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Verona are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe

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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.
On the 21st (Fri), explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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