8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy itinerary planner
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Rome
— 2 nights
Train
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Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice
— 2 nights
Fly
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Amalfi
— 1 night
Drive

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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.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome journey planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport and Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Florence.
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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 9th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence itinerary builder site.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in July, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.
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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 11th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Venice day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can fly to Amalfi.
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Amalfi — 1 night

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, savor the flavors at Amalfi Coast Drive, then ponder the design of Fontana sant'Andrea, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

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You can fly from Venice to Amalfi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Venice in July, Amalfi is a bit warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.
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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.
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