8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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8 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Rome
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Newark

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome itinerary planner .

Newark, USA to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. When traveling from Newark in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 16th (Mon), contemplate the long history of L’importuno di Michelangelo, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Florence holiday builder .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
On the 18th (Wed), explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Correr. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Venice travel itinerary planner .

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in December, things will get a bit cooler in Venice: highs are around 49°F and lows about 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

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

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