8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy travel planner
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Fly
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Florence
— 1 night
Train
2
Naples
— 1 night
Ferry
3
Capri
Ferry
4
Naples
Drive
5
Positano
— 1 night
Drive
6
Sorrento
Drive
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Amalfi
— 1 night
Drive
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Rome
— 3 nights
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Florence — 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Florence itinerary planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Florence is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Abu Dhabi in October; daily highs in Florence reach 25°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Naples.
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Naples — 1 night

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Teatro Grande, steep yourself in history at Pompeii Archaeological Park, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples trip maker app.

You can take a train from Florence to Naples in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Naples are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Capri.
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Capri

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Capri vacation planner.

Traveling by ferry from Naples to Capri takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You will leave for Naples on the 15th (Sat).
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Naples

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Naples online attractions planner.

Getting from Capri to Naples by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Capri in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Naples. On the 15th (Sat), you're off to Positano.
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Positano — 1 night

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get outside with Walk of the Gods.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Positano trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Naples to Positano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Positano, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sorrento.
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Sorrento

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sorrento trip builder app.

Getting from Positano to Sorrento by car takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 16th (Sun), you'll travel to Amalfi.
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Amalfi — 1 night

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Amalfi day trip tool.

Drive from Sorrento to Amalfi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In October in Amalfi, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rome.
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Rome — 3 nights

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 18th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from Amalfi to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Amalfi in October since evenings lows in Rome dip to 15°C. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading 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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