8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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8 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Ankara
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Venice
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
End: Ankara

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 11th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and finally make a trip to St Mark's Campanile.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Venice travel itinerary planner.

Ankara, Turkey to Venice is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Ankara to Venice. Traveling from Ankara in August, you will find days in Venice are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are slightly colder (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Florence.

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
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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 13th (Tue): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take some stellar pictures from 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. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Florence travel planner .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rome day trip app .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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