8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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8 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Venice
1
Venice
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Florence
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome
— 3 nights
End: Rome

1
night
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 16th (Mon), stop by Vecchia Murano V.M. srl, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Zaccaria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria e San Donato, then take in the exciting artwork at New Murano gallery, and finally don't miss a visit to Campo Santa Margherita.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planning site .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Venice Marco Polo Airport, Treviso-Sant'Angelo Airport and Trieste–Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport. September in Venice sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Church of Santa Maria e San Donato
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Chiesa di San Zaccaria ©
Chiesa di San Zaccaria
Santa Maria dei Miracoli ©
Santa Maria dei Miracoli
Church of Santa Maria e San Donato ©

2
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Visit Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello and Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Bianco and Museo Diocesano Chiostro dei Canonici di San Lorenzo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cinque Terre: Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato (in Genoa), Chiesa di San Giorgio (in Tellaro) and Ponte Thaon di Revel (in La Spezia). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Corniglia, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa Di San Pietro, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cinque Terre trip planner .

Traveling by car from Venice to Cinque Terre takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Genoa, Tellaro, Ponte Thaon di Revel
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Castello Doria ©
Castello Doria
Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello ©
Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro ©

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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 20th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Corridoio Vasariano, see the interesting displays at Museo di Palazzo Davanzati, then admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Strozzi, and finally admire the masterpieces at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Cinque Terre to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Corridoio Vasariano ©
Corridoio Vasariano
Palazzo Strozzi ©
Palazzo Strozzi
Church and Museum of Orsanmichele ©
Church and Museum of Orsanmichele

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Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Prassede, contemplate the long history of Domus Aurea, admire the masterpieces at Villa Farnesina, take in the spiritual surroundings of Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Campidoglio.

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Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Rome sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Vatican Necropolis ©
Vatican Necropolis
Stanze di Raffaello ©
Stanze di Raffaello
Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo

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