8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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8 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Denver
+2
train + foot + Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Florence
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + train:  15​h
End: Denver

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 20th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Porta della Carta. On your second day here, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner .

Denver, USA to Venice is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Venice is 8 hours. Traveling from Denver in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 63°F in Venice. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Visit Palatine Hill and Basilica di San Pietro for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza Navona and Vatican Museums. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rome driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 25th (Tue), examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Florence road trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rome in June since evenings lows in Florence dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

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

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