8 days in Rome, Florence & Venice Itinerary

8 days in Rome, Florence & Venice Itinerary

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8 days in Rome, Florence & Venice Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Fly:  15​h
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Birmingham

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 4th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then explore the ancient world of Catacombe di San Callisto, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take a stroll through Trastevere, and then admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip planning site .

Birmingham, USA to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Birmingham to Rome. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in November, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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 6th (Wed): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): do a tasting at Castello del Trebbio, then see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Florence online tour planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November in Florence, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
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Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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 8th (Fri): take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip app .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in November, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are little chillier, around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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