8 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

8 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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8 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Rome
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence
— 3 nights
3
Venice
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
End: New York City

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Fontana dei Quattro fiumi. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Louis of the French, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and explore the world behind art at Borghese Gallery.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rome day trip planning website .

New York City, USA to Rome is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Rome. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New York City in September since evenings lows in Rome dip to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

3
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 12th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Perseus Statue, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, then see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, and finally get great views at Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte. On the next day, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take a stroll through Cannaregio, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally step off the mainland to explore Isola di Burano. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and then admire the landmark architecture of Porta della Carta.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Venice holiday builder site .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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