8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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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.
Rome Airport Transportation has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): go from sight to sight with Rome Airport Transportation and then delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Trevi Fountain, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary maker site.

Goa, India to Rome is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Goa to Rome due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Goa in May, plan for slightly colder days in Rome, with highs around 28°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Pompeii.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Transportation
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Pompeii — 1 night

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pompeii online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rome to Pompeii by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Pompeii sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 4th (Sat), you're off to Florence.
Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Transportation
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Florence — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 5th (Sun), make a trip to Ratto della Sabina, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Florence visit planner.

Take a train from Pompeii to Florence in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Pompeii in May, plan for little chillier nights in Florence, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Venice.
Museums · Historic Sites
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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 6th (Mon): take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then steep yourself in history at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature
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Italy travel guide

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.