8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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8 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Venice
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome
— 2 nights
train + subway:  3​h
4
Ravello
— 2 nights
+4
bus + train + bus + foot + Fly:  8​h
End: Vienna

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Venice trip builder site .

Vienna, Austria to Venice is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Vienna in July since evenings lows in Venice dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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 16th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Florence tour itinerary builder app .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Vatican Museums, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then make a trip to Roman Forum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rome tour planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
On the 20th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, then learn about winemaking at Le Vigne di Raito, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Capo di Conca. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, then admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, then contemplate the long history of Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ravello trip builder tool .

Do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Rome in July, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Ravello: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Le Vigne di Raito, Lido Capo di Conca, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
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Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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