8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Venice
— 1 night
Drive
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Train
3
Rome
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Ravello
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Venice visit planner.

Vienna, Austria to Venice is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Venice when traveling from Vienna in July, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence travel route planner.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 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
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

Rome

— 2 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 (Thu): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then make a trip to Roman Forum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip website.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

Ravello

— 2 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 20th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, do a tasting at Le Vigne di Raito, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Capo di Conca. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, then stroll through Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and finally view the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ravello trip planner.

You can drive from Rome to Ravello in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from Rome in July, plan for little chillier days in Ravello, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.