7 days in Italy Itinerary

7 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Rome
— 2 nights
Train
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Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice
— 2 nights
Fly to Philadelphia, Train to Washington DC

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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 2nd (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally make a trip to Spanish Steps. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome vacation planning tool.

Washington DC, USA to Rome is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Rome, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Washington DC in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

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.
On the 4th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence day trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Cannaregio, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo).

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Florence in December; daily highs in Venice reach 49°F and lows reach 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
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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.