8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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Milan
— 1 day
Train
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Florence
— 2 nights
Train
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Rome
— 2 nights
Fly
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Venice
— 2 nights
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Milan

— 1 day

Fashion Capital of World

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), get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then take an in-depth tour of Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Milan travel route planner.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Milan is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Reykjavik in August, expect nights in Milan to be somewhat warmer, around 22°C, while days are much hotter, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, then make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

Getting from Milan to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
On the 5th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the ancient world of Forum of Augustus.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rome online trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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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 7th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, don't miss a visit to St Mark's Campanile, and then contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Venice travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in August, you will find days in Venice are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.