8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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8 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  7​h
1
Venice
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + train:  5​h
4
Taormina, Sicily
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Zaccaria. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, wander the streets of Cannaregio, then take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Venice is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Venice due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in October; daily highs in Venice reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, make a trip to Roman Forum, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and finally wander the streets of Trastevere.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rome vacation planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Taormina.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

1
night
Taormina, Sicily

Taormina ©
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): walk around Villa Comunale and then head off the coast to Isola Bella.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Taormina itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Rome to Taormina in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Rome in October, Taormina is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella

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