8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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8 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Rome
— 1 night
2
Naples
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Bologna
— 2 nights
4
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
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 1st (Sat): make a trip to St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro), admire the local landmark of Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, and then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Villa Borghese, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Pietro in Vincoli.

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Washington DC, USA to Rome is an approximately 13-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Rome. Traveling from Washington DC in February, expect Rome to be a bit warmer, temps between 57°F and 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro)
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1
night
Naples

Naples ©
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 3rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Underground Naples, make a trip to Spaccanapoli, then don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, then see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Naples trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Naples are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bologna.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums
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Underground Naples ©
Underground Naples
Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli ©
Spaccanapoli ©
Spaccanapoli

2
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, step into the grandiose world of Castello Estense, then make a trip to Centro Storico Ferrara, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Vitale, and finally don't miss a visit to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Domenico, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then examine the collection at Museo Ferrari, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Modena.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Bologna trip planner .

You can fly from Naples to Bologna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In February, Bologna is little chillier than Naples - with highs of 49°F and lows of 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ravenna, Ferrara, Duomo di Modena, Museo Ferrari
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Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Duomo di Modena ©
Duomo di Modena
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): make a trip to Prato della Valle, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant’Antonio, pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and finally wander the streets of Cannaregio. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, then browse the collection at libreria Acqua alta, and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Venice day trip planner.

You can drive from Bologna to Venice in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Padua
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Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel
Prato della Valle ©
Prato della Valle

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