8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy planner

Make it your trip
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Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 2 nights
Train
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Rome
— 3 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Venice trip builder website.

Ankara, Turkey to Venice is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ankara in August: highs in Venice hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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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 13th (Tue), snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Florence online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites
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Rome

— 3 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 is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Spanish Steps, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome travel website.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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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.