7 days in Italy Itinerary

7 days in Italy Itinerary

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Rome
— 2 nights
Fly
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Venice
— 2 nights
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Florence
— 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome itinerary planner.

Washington, USA to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Washington in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can fly to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 7 — 9:

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 10th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Venice online journey planner.

Getting from Rome to Venice by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. May in Venice sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay May 9 — 11:

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 12th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce and then explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip maker site.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 11 — 13:

Italy travel guide

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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.