7 days in Italy Itinerary

7 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy vacation builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Rome
— 2 nights
Train
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Venice
— 2 nights
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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 31st (Sat), explore the ancient world of Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): 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 where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip website.

Washington, USA to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Rome is 6 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Palazzo Vecchio, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce.

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Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in August, expect little chillier with lows of 64°F in Florence. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally explore the galleries of Doge's Palace. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Cannaregio, explore the activities along Canal Grande, and then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

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You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Venice sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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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.