8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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8 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Rome
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Doha

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: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and make a trip to Trevi Fountain.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rome driving holiday planner.

Doha, Qatar to Rome is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Doha to Rome. Traveling from Doha in May, things will get cooler in Rome: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): admire the striking features of Cappelle Medicee, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Florence tour builder app .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, plan for little chillier nights in Florence, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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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 30th (Sat), admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Venice online attractions planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

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

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