5 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

5 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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5 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5​h
Venice
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
Florence
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
Rome
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: London

1
night
Venice

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Venice day trip website .

London, UK to Venice is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from London to Venice, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in July, things will get a bit warmer in Venice: highs are around 36°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read our Florence driving holiday tool .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 7th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, don't miss a visit to Pantheon, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Spanish Steps, then admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome vacation builder app .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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