8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip planner
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Florence
— 1 night
Train
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Rome
— 2 nights
Fly
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Acqui Terme
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice
— 2 nights
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Florence — 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Florence is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, Florence is somewhat warmer than Brussels - with highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Rome.
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Rome — 2 nights

Eternal City

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 14th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and then steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Acqui Terme.
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Acqui Terme — 2 nights

Acqui Terme is a city and comune of Piedmont, northern Italy, in the province of Alessandria. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro storico di Acqui Terme and then do a tasting at Cantina Francesco Borgogno. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at La Bollente and then admire the verdant scenery at Langhe landscapes.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Acqui Terme online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Acqui Terme takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in July, things will get slightly colder in Acqui Terme: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Venice.
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Venice — 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Acqui Terme to Venice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Acqui Terme in July; daily highs in Venice reach 36°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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