7 days in Italy

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

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Washington, USA to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Rome due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Washington in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre — 1 night

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): trek along Trail 531 Riomaggiore to Manarola, get a new perspective on things with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, and then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre itinerary planner.

Fly from Rome to Cinque Terre in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in May, Cinque Terre is a bit cooler at night with lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Florence.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours
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Florence — 1 night

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 7th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Florence day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Venice.
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 8th (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): examine the collection at Doge's Palace and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Venice vacation app.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
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Italy travel guide

Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.