6 days in Italy Itinerary

6 days in Italy Itinerary

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6 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Florence
— 1 night
3
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: London

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Rome trip planner.

Bristol, UK to Rome is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October in Rome, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 23rd (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip site .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

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

2
nights
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 24th (Thu), admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Punta della Dogana, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Venice sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in October, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

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

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