26 days in Rome, Florence & Venice Itinerary

26 days in Rome, Florence & Venice Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy holiday planner

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Rome
— 6 nights
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Florence
— 6 nights
Drive
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Venice
— 12 nights
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Rome

— 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, and steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rome online driving holiday planner.

Sacramento, USA to Rome is an approximately 18-hour combination of train, subway, and flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Sacramento to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sacramento in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 69°F in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 8:

Florence

— 6 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Torre Guinigi (in Lucca), Il Pineto Parco Avventura (in Marina di Pisa) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

Make your Florence itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 64°F in Florence. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Venice

— 12 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Gardaland Park (in Castelnuovo del Garda), Verona (Piazza Bra, Arena di Verona, &more) and Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Venice tour website.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Venice sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

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