6 days in Italy Itinerary

6 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Venice
— 1 night
Fly
2
Rome
— 1 night
Drive to Piombino, Ferry to Portoferraio
3
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Florence
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Florence
— 2 nights
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Venice — 1 night

City of Romance

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 5th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): take a stroll through Cannaregio, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Venice planner.

Exeter, UK to Venice is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. Traveling from Exeter to Venice, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.
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Rome — 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Portoferraio.
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Portoferraio, Elba Island — 1 night

Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): stroll through Spiaggia Della Biodola, then stroll through Spiaggia Di Sansone, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia delle Ghiaie.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Portoferraio trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Rome to Portoferraio in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Rome in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Portoferraio: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Florence.
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Florence — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Florence takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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