8 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

8 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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8 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Washington DC
train + Fly:  19​h
Venice
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Rome
— 2 nights
Fly + bus + subway:  18​h 15​min
Washington DC

2
days
Venice

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 9th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, explore the galleries of Doges' Palace, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Giorgio Maggiore, and finally head off the coast to Isola di Burano.

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Washington DC, USA to Venice is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Venice. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in October, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.

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Padua, Isola di Burano
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St. Mark's Square
Porta della Carta

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Florence

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 11th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and then examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the landmark architecture of Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte, take an in-depth tour of Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John.

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Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Venice in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Florence, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rome.

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Galleria dell'Accademia
Uffizi Gallery

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Rome

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 13th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Pietro in Vincoli, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

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Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. October in Rome sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 55°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rome

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Colosseum
Basilica di San Pietro
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