8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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8 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
+2
train + tram + Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Milan
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Breuil-Cervinia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Venice
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Florence
— 1 night
train:  2​h
5
Rome
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + tram + train:  13​h
End: Fort Lauderdale

1
day
Milan

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get lost in a book at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan sightseeing planner .

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Milan is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Milan. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in December; daily highs in Milan reach 46°F and lows reach 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Breuil-Cervinia.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

1
night
Breuil-Cervinia

Breuil-Cervinia ©
Breuil-Cervinia is an alpine resort in the Aosta Valley region of northwest Italy. On the 30th (Mon), take a stroll through Centro Storico Breuil-Cervinia, then hit the slopes at Cervino Breuil-Cervinia Ski Area, and then hit the slopes at Pista Ventina.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Breuil-Cervinia road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Milan to Breuil-Cervinia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Breuil-Cervinia

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
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Cervino Breuil-Cervinia Ski Area ©
Cervino Breuil-Cervinia Ski Area

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 31st (Tue): wander the streets of Cannaregio, explore the activities along Canal Grande, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant’Antonio, pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Venice vacation maker site .

You can drive from Breuil-Cervinia to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. December in Venice sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
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 2nd (Thu): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Venice in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Florence, with highs around 53°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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 3rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums and then make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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