8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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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 2nd (Thu): make a trip to St Mark's Campanile, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the striking features of Doge's Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planner.

Chennai, India to Venice is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Venice. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Chennai in September; daily highs in Venice reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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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 (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally make a trip to Palazzo Vecchio. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence visit planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Florence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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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 6th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and finally make a trip to Spanish Steps. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and then browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

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Italy travel guide

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.