8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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8 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  14​h
1
Venice
— 1 day
Train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Assisi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Ravello
— 1 night
Subway + Train:  3​h
5
Rome
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Detroit

1
day
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.
On the 17th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Venice day trip planning website .

Detroit, USA to Venice is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Detroit to Venice due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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 18th (Fri): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, then admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Florence trip site .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

1
night
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Francesco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi, then learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Assisi planner .

Traveling by car from Florence to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums
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San Damiano ©
San Damiano
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola

1
night
Ravello

Ravello ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Parrocchia San Giovanni, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, get some fabulous bargains at Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal, steep yourself in history at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Villa Rufolo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Ravello.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ravello trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Assisi to Ravello by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Assisi in October since evenings lows in Ravello dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Parrocchia San Giovanni
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 22nd (Tue), contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, 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. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, admire the striking features of Pantheon, then make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rome online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of subway and train from Ravello to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rome, with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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