8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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8 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Genoa
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Florence
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Palermo
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
4
Matera
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Positano
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Tivoli
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Canazei
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Venice
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: London

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Genoa

Genoa
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Genoa trip builder tool .

London, UK to Genoa is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Genoa due to the time zone difference. In October, Genoa is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C. You'll set off for Florence on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Genoa

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 20th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Florence trip simple and quick.

Drive from Genoa to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Florence, with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Florence

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

1
night
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, admire the striking features of Norman Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo archeologico regionale "Antonino Salinas" Polo regionale di Palermo per i Parchi e i Musei Archeologici.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Palermo route planner .

Fly from Florence to Palermo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Matera.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace
Catacombe dei Cappuccini ©
Catacombe dei Cappuccini

1
night
Matera

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the ancient world of Materasum Ipogeo, see the interesting displays at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, then get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Matera travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Palermo to Matera in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Materasum Ipogeo ©
Materasum Ipogeo

1
night
Positano

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): kick back and relax at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Suppraiano.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Positano vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Matera to Positano by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Matera in October, Positano is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Tivoli.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Grotte di Suppraiano
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Grotte di Suppraiano ©
Grotte di Suppraiano

1
night
Tivoli

Tivoli ©
Tivoli is a town and comune in Lazio, central Italy, about 30km east-north-east of Rome, at the falls of the Aniene river where it issues from the Sabine hills. On the 24th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Villa d'Este and then explore the ancient world of Villa Adriana.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tivoli road trip planning app .

Getting from Positano to Tivoli by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Positano in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Tivoli, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Canazei.

Things to do in Tivoli

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Villa Adriana ©
Villa Adriana
Villa d'Este ©
Villa d'Este

1
night
Canazei

Canazei ©
Canazei is a comune (municipality) in Trentino in the northern Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located in the upper part of the Val di Fassa, about 110km northeast of Trento. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get outside with La Terrazza delle Dolomiti and then trek along Sass Pordoi.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Canazei online route planner .

Getting from Tivoli to Canazei by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October, Canazei is slightly colder than Tivoli - with highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Canazei

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sass Pordoi ©
Sass Pordoi
La Terrazza delle Dolomiti ©
La Terrazza delle Dolomiti

1
night
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 26th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Venice travel website .

Traveling by car from Canazei to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Venice, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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