8 days in Northwest Italy & Italian Alps Itinerary

8 days in Northwest Italy & Italian Alps Itinerary

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8 days in Northwest Italy & Italian Alps Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Drive:  11 h 30 min
1
Rome
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Trento
— 1 night
+2
Train + Shuttle + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Budapest

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, and wander the streets of Trastevere.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rome visit planning app .

Budapest, Hungary to Rome is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, Rome is a bit warmer than Budapest - with highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 7th (Tue), steep yourself in history at L’importuno di Michelangelo, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

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

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Florence are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can take a train to Trento.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

1
night
Trento

Trento ©
Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
On the 9th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Cattedrale di San Vigilio, admire the masterpieces at Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali, engage your brain at MUSE - Museo delle Scienze, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Duomo, and finally admire the local landmark of Fontana dell'Aquila.

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

Take a train from Florence to Trento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Florence in January; daily highs in Trento reach 8°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Trento

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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MUSE - Science Museum ©
MUSE - Science Museum
Cattedrale di San Vigilio ©
Cattedrale di San Vigilio
Fontana dell'Aquila
Fontana dell'Aquila

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