8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Venice
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
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Assisi
— 1 night
Drive to Sorrento, Ferry to Capri
4
Capri, Island of Capri
— 1 night
Ferry
5
Naples
— 2 nights
Fly

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Venice

City of Romance

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Venice holiday planner.

Manchester, UK to Venice is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in August, with highs in Venice at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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Florence

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 4th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then steep yourself in history at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, 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 appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

1
night
Assisi

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Assisi tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Florence to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Assisi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Capri.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Museums

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Capri, Island of Capri

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
On the 7th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, then explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, then get interesting insight from Capri Island Tour, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Solaro.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Capri driving holiday planning app.

Getting from Assisi to Capri by combination of car and ferry takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Assisi in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Capri, with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Naples.

Things to do in Capri

Outdoors · Transportation · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

2
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Naples

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Castel dell'Ovo, learn about all things military at Galleria Borbonica, then go for a walk through Lungomare Caracciolo, and finally contemplate the long history of LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Catacombe di San Gaudioso, stroll the grounds of Cimitero delle Fontanelle, don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, then explore the ancient world of The Neapolis Buried, then explore the world behind art at Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Gesu Nuovo Church.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Naples online trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Capri to Naples in 1.5 hours. In August in Naples, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

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.