7 days in Italy Itinerary

7 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Train
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rome travel route builder app.

Washington, USA to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. July in Rome sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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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 1st (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Florence visit planning tool.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in July, expect little chillier with lows of 65°F in Florence. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
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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.
On the 3rd (Tue), enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and then wander the streets of Cannaregio.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Venice road trip app.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Venice, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Italy travel guide

4.6
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.