7 days in Italy Itinerary

7 days in Italy Itinerary

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7 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Florence
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
3
Pisa
— 1 day
Train:  1 h
4
La Spezia
— Few hours
Train:  30 min
5
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h
End: Rome

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nights
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.
On the 9th (Fri), make a trip to St Mark's Campanile, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Scrovegni Chapel and then make a trip to St. Mark's Square.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Venice driving holiday planner .

Rome to Venice is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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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.
On the 10th (Sat), admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi.

To find maps and more tourist information, read Florence sightseeing app .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites
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Loggia dei Lanzi ©
Loggia dei Lanzi

1
day
Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, then don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally make a trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Pisa online driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Pisa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can take a train to La Spezia.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

few
hours
La Spezia

La Spezia
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our La Spezia trip planner.

You can take a train from Pisa to La Spezia in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in La Spezia, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 11th (Sun), you'll travel to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in La Spezia

Outdoors Parks Tours
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nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cinque Terre: Genoa (Old Port, Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, & more). Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring nature at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre. And it doesn't end there: trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, get to know the fascinating history of Cinque Terre Trails, and take a stroll around Vernazza.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre travel planning app .

Cinque Terre is just a stone's throw from La Spezia. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Genoa
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre

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