8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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8 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Rome
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Cairo

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Zaccaria. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Venice is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Venice is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairo in January; daily highs in Venice reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
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 27th (Mon): make a trip to L’importuno di Michelangelo, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, and finally don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence road trip planning site .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Venice in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Florence, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and take a stroll through Trastevere.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rome road trip site .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Rome are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

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

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