8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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Rome
— 1 night
2
Florence
— 2 nights
3
Pisa
— 2 nights
4
Bologna
— 2 nights

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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 14th (Sun), ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome travel itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport and Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport. In October in Rome, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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

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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 15th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Florence vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Siena
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Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria
Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio
The Boboli Gardens ©
The Boboli Gardens

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Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baptistery of St. John, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, then make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, then get to know the fascinating history of Knights’ Square, and finally don't miss a visit to Leaning Tower of Pisa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Palazzo Pfanner, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Michele in Foro, make a trip to Piazza Anfiteatro, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Guinigi, then contemplate the long history of St Martin Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Le mura di Lucca.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pisa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Pisa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Lucca
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Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca
St Martin Cathedral ©
St Martin Cathedral
Torre Guinigi ©
Torre Guinigi

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Bologna

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Petronio, enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Domenico, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bologna trip planner.

Traveling by train from Pisa to Bologna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Bologna

Tours · Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell ©
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano

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