8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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8 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
Fly:  8​h
1
Milan
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Rome
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Reykjavik

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

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Reykjavik, Iceland to Milan is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. While traveling from Reykjavik, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Milan, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

2
nights
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 3rd (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, and finally make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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 5th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then steep yourself in history at Colosseum, then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and finally explore the ancient world of Foro di Augusto.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Rome sightseeing planner .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): make a trip to St. Mark's Square, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in August, you will find days in Venice are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square

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